A recently-formed group that aims to move the Ohio River Bridges Project forward is seeking to join, then end a lawsuit between conservation group River Fields and the Federal Highway Administration. Kentuckians for Progress filed a request today to join a suit against the government brought by River Fields and the National Trust for Historic… Continue reading Update: Kentuckians for Progress Seeks to Join, Dismiss River Fields Suit Over Bridges Project
A recently-formed group that aims to move the Ohio River Bridges Project forward is seeking to join, then end a lawsuit between conservation group River Fields and the Federal Highway Administration. Kentuckians for Progress filed a request to join River Fields’ suit against the government today. River Fields asserts that the federal government has not… Continue reading Kentuckians for Progress Seeks to Join, Dismiss River Fields Suit Over Bridges Project
The group claims that River Fields is employing legal tactics to kill construction of a new bridge in eastern
Jefferson County. River Fields board chair Lee Cory says the conservancy is being made a scapegoat for the failure of the project’s planners to find sufficient funding for it.
A 387 acre farm donated by Dr. Roger and Diane Shott will become an equestrian park and nature preserve called Shelby Trails Park.
The nearly century-old bridge along River Road in eastern Jefferson County was shut down in November of 2008, after a state inspector deemed it unsafe for automobile traffic.
The rebuilding and widening of Harrods Creek Bridge in eastern Jefferson County is set to be completed in August.
The bi-state authority appointed to oversee the long-debated Ohio River Bridges Project is set to begin meeting this month. The fourteen-member panel, with seven member each from Kentucky and Indiana, is committed to building spans in downtown Louisville and eastern Jefferson County and a reworking of Spaghetti Junction, now with an estimated cost of more than $4 billion. Opposition groups, however, are committed to fighting the project. They favor some variation of the current plan, and say the formation of an authority isn’t going to silence them.
The Louisville mayor’s office says the project to widen the Harrods Creek Bridge on River Road will resume soon. Mayor’s spokesperson Kerri Richardson says the conservation group River Fields is dropping its legal challenges to the construction. “From what we can tell the proper paperwork has not yet been filed in federal court, but we… Continue reading Officials: Harrods Creek Bridge Project To Resume
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says a federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. last week could delay work on the $4-billion dollar Ohio River Bridges Project. The local conservation group River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation filed the suit against the Federal Highway Administration. They claim the federal government… Continue reading Abramson Shocked at Bridges Lawsuit
Two conservation organizations have filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. over alleged missteps in the planning of the Ohio River Bridges Project.