Feds Approve Revised Bridges Plan, New Public Comment Period Begins

Public meetings have been set on the revised Ohio River Bridges Project plan.

Earlier this year, Mayor Greg Fischer and the governors of Kentucky and Indiana put forward a plan to scale back the project and cut the cost from $4.1 billion to $2.9 billion. That prompted an environmental review from the Federal Highway Administration.

Thursday, the administration approved the plan, triggering the next round of public comments. Two forums will be held on the plan next month, one in Kentucky on the 19th and the other in Indiana on the 20th.

There is no financing plan in place for the project, though tolls between one and two dollars will be likely. The tolling plan is also contingent on Federal Highway Administration approval.

Additional information from the Associated Press