Roads

I-71 Will Be Closed in Louisville for the Weekend

by Gabe Bullard on May 11, 2012

The portion of Interstate 71 that leads into downtown Louisville will be closed this weekend.

Road crews are repaving the highway, and all lanes in both directions will be closed between I-64 downtown and the Watterson Expressway. The road will close at 8 pm Friday and re-open at 6 am Monday.

Various lane and ramp closures will continue throughout the month as crews repair road surfaces and bridges.

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Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal

by Gabe Bullard May 7, 2012

A two-block stretch of Eastern Parkway will be closed for several hours over the next few days. Louisville Metro Parks crews are removing four pin oak trees that are reportedly diseased and damaged. The department will close Eastern Parkway between Baxter and Quadrant avenues from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Thursday. Traffic will […]

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Sherman Minton Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Crews Find Potential Weakness

by Gabe Bullard September 9, 2011

The Sherman Minton Bridge is closed indefinitely. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels ordered the closure today. Yesterday, crews found a crack in a load-carrying piece of the span. The bridge carries traffic on Interstate 64 between Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana. Traffic is being rerouted to I-265 and I-65. It will likely back up traffic on […]

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Interstate Closures in Kentucky and Indiana Begin Monday

by Gabe Bullard August 21, 2011

Two construction projects will slow interstate traffic in the area tomorrow. After morning rush hour, one of the three eastbound lanes of I-64 on the Sherman Minton Bridge will be closed for maintenance. The Indiana Department of Transportation expects the closure to affect eastbound rush hour traffic for several months on the lower deck of […]

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Transportation Safety Board Chair Discusses Road Safety on Trip to Louisville

by Gabe Bullard March 31, 2011

Deborah Hersman left Washington D.C. Wednesday and is traveling in various semis to the Mid-American Truck Show in Louisville. Along the way, she’s meeting with safety officials in West Virginia and Kentucky.

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Society Of Civil Engineers Gives Kentucky Roads And Bridges D Grade

by Graham Shelby February 10, 2011

The report states that the condition of Kentucky’s bridges has deteriorated because of a lack of funding. It estimates the cost of repairing or replacing the state’s structurally-deficient bridges at over a billion dollars.

Further, the report cites more than forty billion dollars worth of road projects on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s work list that are in need of funding..

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Area Receives C On Infrastructure Report Card

by Gabe Bullard May 11, 2010

Engineers looked at infrastructure in the seven counties in Kentucky and five counties in southern Indiana that surround Louisville.

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Harrods Creek Bridge Construction On Track

by Gabe Bullard March 18, 2010

The rebuilding and widening of Harrods Creek Bridge in eastern Jefferson County is set to be completed in August.

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Kentucky House Approves Road Projects

by Gabe Bullard March 9, 2010

The Kentucky House, voting mostly along party lines, has approved three-point-four-billion-dollars in bonded road and bridge construction projects for the next biennium. The vote was 67-32, with only two Republicans supporting the bill. Minority Leader Jeffrey Hoover of Jamestown says the measure punishes Republicans who voted against the revenue bill approved by the House last week.

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Saturday Morning Snow Update

by Gabe Bullard February 6, 2010

Crews in Louisville are on the streets cleaning up from the night’s snowfall.

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