Motorists Can Expect Delays Following Bridge Closing

Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana are urging motorists to exercise patience during their commutes in the coming weeks.        The sudden closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge Friday means thousands of motorists will have to find an alternate route across the Ohio River Yesterday, authorities unveiled a detailed traffic plan aimed at reducing congestion during… Continue reading Motorists Can Expect Delays Following Bridge Closing

Sherman Minton Bridge Closure: Traffic Plan Unveiled For Monday Rush

Kentucky and Indiana transportation officials have prepared a traffic plan for the commutes into and out of Louisville, as thousands of motorists who use the Sherman Minton Bridge will have to find an alternate route across the Ohio River. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels ordered the Interstate-64 span shut down Friday after cracks were found in… Continue reading Sherman Minton Bridge Closure: Traffic Plan Unveiled For Monday Rush

Bridge To Be Closed For Weeks; Officials Working On Traffic Plan

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says the Sherman Minton Bridge will remain closed for more than three weeks, as engineers inspect the bridge for more structural faults and determine how to repair them. Daniels ordered the nearly 50 year old span shut down Friday after inspectors discovered cracks in two support beams. Indiana Department of Transportation… Continue reading Bridge To Be Closed For Weeks; Officials Working On Traffic Plan

Beshear Promises Assistance to Evaluate Sherman Minton Bridge

The Sherman Minton Bridge was closed indefinitely Friday by Indiana transportation officials after a crack in a load-bearing element was found during a routine inspection. In a statement, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear promised to help Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and ensure public safety until the bridge can be inspected more thoroughly. “I have directed the… Continue reading Beshear Promises Assistance to Evaluate Sherman Minton Bridge

Inspectors to Look at Louisville Spans Thursday

Bridge inspections could make Thursday morning traffic a little slower in the Louisville area. Indiana and Kentucky bridge inspectors will be looking at the Kennedy Bridge and the Sherman-Minton Bridge on Thursday. Lane closures could start as early as eight a.m. Indiana Bridge Inspection Engineer Bill Dittrich says the inspections are mostly superficial. “These are… Continue reading Inspectors to Look at Louisville Spans Thursday