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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commuters Ignore New Kennedy Traffic Dividers

New dividing traffic posts recently installed on the southbound lanes of the Kennedy Bridge had a rough Friday morning. Kentucky paid for and installed 340 new dividers to help divert drivers from making last-minute cuts to the southbound 64-71 off ramp. The new posts stand at 4-feet, twice the height of posts Indiana installed in […]

Early Repair Work Underway On Sherman Minton Bridge

Indiana Department of Transportation officials say preliminary work has begun on Sherman Minton Bridge repair project. The project’s contractor has pledged to have the span re-opened by early March. The Sherman Minton Bridge was shut down September 9 after a crack was discovered in a load-bearing support. Last-month, Louisville-based Hall Contracting won the bid to […]

Kennedy, Clark Memorial Bridges Found to be Structurally Sound

Kentucky bridge inspectors have finished examining Louisville’s remaining two bridges and haven’t found any structural problems. After the discovery of a crack closed the Sherman Minton Bridge last week, there were worries that similar issues might be found on the already over-capacity Kennedy and Clark Memorial Bridges, but that wasn’t the case. An average of […]

The Thursday Morning Commute: 6:45am Update

Here’s where we stand as Thursday dawns in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Officials say the traffic plan is working well and they don’t plan significant changes. Our traffic notes: Clark Memorial Bridge: • Three lanes south, one lane north in the morning. • Two lanes south, two north in the evening I-64 to Third Street […]

Louisville Traffic: Tuesday Morning Update

Here’s where we are as the commute gets underway this morning: State officials have tweaked the traffic patterns after watching the Monday morning commute. Traffic will no longer be allowed to exit on Third Street and stay on Third Street— it’s now being redirected down River Road. Also, road crews have increased the number of […]

Officials Say Kennedy and Clark Bridges Can Handle Extra Weight

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say the Kennedy and Clark Memorial bridges can handle the additional traffic load from the Sherman Minton Bridge. The Sherman Minton is closed indefinitely due to structural damage. The 80,000 cars that cross it daily are being rerouted to the two downtown bridges, which are already over capacity. (To see the […]