Spaghetti Junction

Preliminary East End Bridge Work Set for August

by Rick Howlett on May 30, 2012

Indiana officials are advertising for bids for preparatory work on the state‘s portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says construction will begin this summer on a road extension between Utica, Indiana and the River Ridge Commerce Center.

It’s the first step toward construction of a new east end bridge.

“We anticipate with bids opening July 11 that we’ll be breaking ground about August in terms of beginning work there. The road extension would open about June, 2013, and obviously we still have the larger procurement for the east end bridge that will be ongoing at that time,” Wingfield said today.

Wingfield says officials hope to have the east end bridge finished by 2018, if not sooner.

Kentucky officials are working with potential contractors on the larger portion of the bridges project, construction of a span in downtown Louisville and the reconfiguration of Spaghetti Junction.

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Informational Meetings This Week for Bridges Project

by Rick Howlett February 27, 2012

Meetings will be held this week in Louisville for companies that want to take part in the Ohio River Bridges Project. Kentucky and Indiana officials announced in December that the two states would split responsibilities for the project, with Kentucky building a downtown Louisville bridge and reworking Spaghetti Junction. Indiana will handle construction of a […]

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Bridges Authority Optimistic About Start Date

by Dalton Main March 31, 2011

The authority’s finance committee met Wednesday and is still awaiting details on the study from the federal government. The study has not yet begun, but authority co-chair Kerry Stemler says construction is still slated to begin next year.

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Officials Following Up On Bridges Forum Suggestions

by Rick Howlett March 4, 2011

Bridges Authority Executive Director Steve Schultz says in a summary of the February forum that leaders of construction and other companies have indicated that the 12-year schedule to build two new bridges and re-work Spaghetti Junction could be dramatically shortened, possibly by as much as half.

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Bridges Authority Remains Dedicated To Two Bridges

by Gabe Bullard September 2, 2010

The bi-state authority overseeing the Ohio River Bridges Project has reinforced its dedication to the project as it’s planned.

The authority clarified its position in a meeting Thursday by passing what it calls its strategic objectives.

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Bridges Authority Reviews Possible Tolls On Spaghetti Junction

by Gabe Bullard August 19, 2010

The co-chair of the Ohio River Bridges Authority says every major element of the bridges project could be tolled, including Spaghetti Junction. The authority is trying to figure out how to generate the 4.1 billion dollars needed to pay for the project.

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Bridges Financial Report Released

by Rick Howlett July 16, 2010

A report released today says the proposed $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project could be funded with a combination of tolls, taxes, fees and state and federal aid.

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Spaghetti Junction Ranked 11th-Worst Bottleneck in the U.S.

by scrosby June 14, 2010

by Stephanie Crosby The interchange of interstates 64, 65 and 71 in downtown Louisville is one of the worst in the country – that’s according to a new study out today from the American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration. It ranks Spaghetti Junction as the 11th-worst bottleneck in the nation. The report […]

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