Louisville Metro Council’s Transportation, Bridges and Public Works Committee is asking River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to drop its suit against the Ohio River Bridges Project, as it continues to narrow down the options to begin building by next August. “We are in a battle saying what can we do to… Continue reading Louisville’s Transportation Committee Says End Litigation Against Bridges Project
The Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority met Thursday. The Authority is still awaiting results on a new Environmental Impact Study. The report is required for changes to the project proposed by the Governors of Indiana and Kentucky and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. However, the panel has made advances in its own data-gathering. The Finance… Continue reading Bridges Authority Focused On Data
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.
Bi-state bridges authority co-chair Kerry Stemler says more than 700 people are registered for the conference, including representatives from engineering and construction firms, government leaders and financial institutions.
Officials say it’s aimed at finding the most modern and cost-effective means of completing the project, which includes two new Ohio River bridges and a reconfigured Spaghetti Junction.
The project, now estimated at $4.1 billion, would build two new Ohio River bridges in Jefferson County and rebuild Spaghetti Junction.
The bi-state bridges authority has approved a financing plan that calls for tolls to pay for roughly half of the 4.1 billion dollar bridges project. The move has inspired an opposition group to reach out to the Kentucky General Assembly for help blocking tolls.
Residents from both sides of the river and on both sides of the bridges issue turned out Monday to comment on the Ohio River Bridges Project. The Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority held the meeting to gather public opinion on an updated financing plan. It calls for tolls to pay for about half of the 4.1 billion dollar project, which consists of two new bridges and a reworked Spaghetti Junction.
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.
Last week the authority’s Finance and Construction Committee recommended that construction of two new bridges and the reconfiguration of Spaghetti Junction begin as early as August of 2012 and that local commuters be charged a one dollar bridge toll to help pay for it.