I-71 Will Be Closed in Louisville for the Weekend

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… Continue reading I-71 Will Be Closed in Louisville for the Weekend

Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal

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… Continue reading Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal

Sherman Minton Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Crews Find Potential Weakness

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… Continue reading Sherman Minton Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Crews Find Potential Weakness

Interstate Closures in Kentucky and Indiana Begin Monday

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… Continue reading Interstate Closures in Kentucky and Indiana Begin Monday

Society Of Civil Engineers Gives Kentucky Roads And Bridges D Grade

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..

Kentucky House Approves Road Projects

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.