More Interstate Repairs On Tap For Louisville Area

Some major interstate highway repairs will continue in the Louisville area over the next several months. Much of the current work is on Interstate-71 between downtown Louisville and the Watterson Expressway. It was shut down for paving last weekend and lane reductions this month may cause sometimes lengthy delays. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Andrea Clifford… Continue reading More Interstate Repairs On Tap For Louisville Area

As Weather Warms Up, So Does Highway Repair Work

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky’s highway construction season moves into high gear this month. Crews are at work on I-64 in several eastern Kentucky counties. State Transportation Cabinet Spokeswoman Natasha Lacy says the moderate winter means there should actually be fewer road repairs. “It will be similar probably to last summer. There will… Continue reading As Weather Warms Up, So Does Highway Repair Work

Kennedy Bridge Repairs To Begin

The first phase of repair work on the Kennedy Bridge begins tonight. The right northbound lane of the bridge will be closed until 8:00pm on Friday to allow for structural repairs. The exit ramp to Jeffersonville, Exit 0, will remain open. Following a break for the Kentucky Derby, the right southbound lane will be closed… Continue reading Kennedy Bridge Repairs To Begin

Kentucky, Indiana Select Finalists for Bridges Project

Kentucky and Indiana have narrowed the list of finalists to build their respective portions of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Kentucky now has three finalists for the construction of a downtown Louisville bridge and the reworking of Spaghetti Junction. Indiana has selected four finalists for an east end bridge. Transportation and other officials from the… Continue reading Kentucky, Indiana Select Finalists for Bridges Project

Milton-Madison Bridge to Close for Five Days Starting Wednesday

The 82 year old Milton-Madison Bridge will be shut down for five days this week as part of the span’s replacement project. This is the first of two closures for the project, in which workers will replace the bridge’s truss and reinforce its existing piers. This week, they’ll take down the old approaches to the… Continue reading Milton-Madison Bridge to Close for Five Days Starting Wednesday

Agreement Reached for State Purchase of Drumanard Estate

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced late Friday that an agreement has been reached for the state to purchase the Drumanard Estate, a key element of the planned East End Ohio River Bridge. The state will pay $8.3 million for the estate. An approach to the bridge will be dug under the property, with the state… Continue reading Agreement Reached for State Purchase of Drumanard Estate

Bridge Reopening Clears Way for Kentucky Road Improvement Projects

The reopening of the Sherman Minton Bridge over the weekend means two major Kentucky Transportation Cabinet improvement projects will move forward this summer. The cabinet’s Andrea Clifford says the state is advertising for a contract for deck repairs on the Kennedy Bridge, but the work won’t begin until after Memorial Day. “We’ll also be able… Continue reading Bridge Reopening Clears Way for Kentucky Road Improvement Projects

Final Preparations Made for Bridge Reopening

Preparations are being made on the Kentucky side of the Sherman Minton Bridge for its reopening, which, according to one report, could occur as early as midnight tonight. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Andrea Clifford says crews removed concrete barriers that were put into place to block access to the bridge from westbound I-64. “We’ll have… Continue reading Final Preparations Made for Bridge Reopening

Sherman Minton Repairs Continue; KTC Won’t Replace Kennedy Bridge Lane Posts

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials says the Kennedy and Clark Memorial Bridges have been holding up well under a heavier traffic load caused by the September closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge. Matt Bullock also disclosed today that the cabinet will no longer replace the delineator posts that were knocked down along the southbound lanes… Continue reading Sherman Minton Repairs Continue; KTC Won’t Replace Kennedy Bridge Lane Posts

Sherman Minton Bridge Repair Work Remains On Schedule

Transportation officials say they expect the first load of steel reinforcements to arrive next week for installation on the Sherman Minton Bridge. The bridge has been shut down since early September, when inspectors discovered a crack in a load-bearing support beam. Will Wingfield with the Indiana Department of Transportation says workers from Hall Contracting are… Continue reading Sherman Minton Bridge Repair Work Remains On Schedule