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Louisville area residents have another opportunity to weigh in on the Ohio River Bridges Project in meetings today and tomorrow.

An Environmental Impact Statement was released last month, outlining the costs and environmental issues with several different project alternatives. The cheapest option would reduce the project’s cost by about $1.2 billion and has now been identified as the preferred alternative.

The plan is the same as what Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and the governors of Kentucky and Indiana proposed in January.

The approach would rebuild the Kennedy Interchange in its existing location and reduce the proposed East End Bridge from six lanes to four. It would also allow tolls on the bridges. [click to continue…]

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Bridges Project Public Comment Hearings Today and Tomorrow

by Dalton Main June 27, 2011

There will be public comment hearings today and tomorrow for the Ohio River Bridges Project. Earlier this month, opponents of tolls welcomed cost reducing changes to the bridges project that were proposed by the Mayor of Louisville and the governors of Kentucky and Indiana. The changes would make the project slightly smaller and cut its cost […]

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Proposed Changes to Bridges Project Could Save $1.2 Billion

by Gabe Bullard June 2, 2011

Proposed changes to the Ohio River Bridges Project would result in larger savings than previously expected. In January, Mayor Greg Fischer, Governor Steve Beshear and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels proposed several cuts to the project, including rebuilding Spaghetti Junction in place and making the east end bridge four lanes wide instead of six. It was […]

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Jackson Says Kentuckians for Progress Supporters Come From Various Sides of Bridges Debate

by Gabe Bullard May 30, 2011

The newest player in the conflict over the Ohio River Bridges Project is gaining support. Kentuckians for Progress began earlier this year to stop the conservation group River Fields from blocking the construction of a bridge in eastern Jefferson County. The group, like several others, wants the east end bridge and a downtown bridge built. […]

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Kentuckians for Progress Seeks to Join, Dismiss River Fields Suit Over Bridges Project

by Gabe Bullard May 12, 2011

A recently-formed group that aims to move the Ohio River Bridges Project forward is seeking to join, then end a lawsuit between conservation group River Fields and the Federal Highway Administration. Kentuckians for Progress filed a request to join River Fields’ suit against the government today. River Fields asserts that the federal government has not […]

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Yarmuth Says Infrastructure Bank Could Appeal to House GOP, Fund ORBP

by Gabe Bullard March 28, 2011

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry recently introduced a measure in the Senate to create a self-sustaining fund to finance infrastructure improvements. Third District Representative John Yarmuth says the bridges project fits the criteria in Kerry’s proposal.

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Bridges Project May Require Two Billion Dollars In Toll Revenue

by Gabe Bullard December 9, 2010

Tolls could be used to pay for roughly half of the Ohio River Bridges Project. That’s according to the latest numbers presented Thursday to the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority.

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What’s New in Southern Indiana

by Laura Ellis October 8, 2010

It’s sometimes called The Sunny Side of Louisville. It puts the “iana” in “Kentuckiana.” Some of us live, work, shop, and socialize there, while others become immediately lost as soon as we cross the bridge. It’s Southern Indiana, our neighbor to the North, and a part of the Greater Louisville Metro area. Monday we’ll check in with the Mayors of Jeffersonville and New Albany, and the President of Clarksville’s Town Council, to see what’s new on their side of the river. Join us with your questions and comments about Southern Indiana.  Listen to the Show

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Budget Talks Underway In Frankfort

by Rick Howlett June 23, 2009

A conference committee of Kentucky House and Senate lawmakers has begun negotiations on their respective plans to balance the state budget and other issue on the call of a special legislative session. The talks come a day after a Senate committee rejected a bill that would allow slots at horse tracks to aid the racing […]

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