Kennedy Bridge Lanes to Close for Roadwork

Repairs on the Kennedy Bridge will cause lane closures this week. Crews are replacing bearings on the span, and work near the Kentucky shore will require traffic to be limited to one lane in each direction overnight Tuesday and Wednesday. Lanes will close at 9 pm and reopen at 5 am. Ramp closures will continue… Continue reading Kennedy Bridge Lanes to Close for Roadwork

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

Overnight Snow Expected, City Salting Roads for Morning Commutes

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Louisville and surrounding areas. Less than half an inch of snow is predicted, but the combination of precipitation, wind and cold temperatures is expected to make roadways slick for morning commutes. Louisville Public Works officials tweeted around 9 pm that crews were salting roads in… Continue reading Overnight Snow Expected, City Salting Roads for Morning Commutes

Second Street Bridge Reopens After Accident

A multi-vehicle accident closed all lanes of the Second Street Bridge in Louisville for about an hour this evening. Seven vehicles were involved in the accident, which happened at around 5:40 pm. By 6:40, the accident was cleared. Injuries were reported, but further details were not immediately available.

Officials Expect Traffic Backup on Bridges on Thanksgiving

The Indiana Department of Transportation is expecting significant traffic problems on the Kennedy Bridge due to Thanksgiving-related travel. With the Sherman Minton Bridge closed, projections show traffic backing up for miles on I-65 southbound at the bridge during Thanksgiving Day. Northbound traffic should be about the same as it usually is. The problem could be… Continue reading Officials Expect Traffic Backup on Bridges on Thanksgiving

The Friday Morning Commute: 6am Update

There are no changes to the traffic plan in Louisville and Southern Indiana this morning. Officials say the traffic plan is working well. 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 is open. There’s… Continue reading The Friday Morning Commute: 6am Update

Tuesday’s Commute Smoother Than Monday’s, Officials Say

As drivers figure out how to plan their commutes with one of Louisville’s major bridges out of commission, city and state officials are monitoring traffic patterns to try to alleviate the worst of the gridlock. Kentucky Department of Transportation spokeswoman Andrea Clifford says this evening’s commute went smoother than Monday’s, and the congestion going from Kentucky to Indiana cleared… Continue reading Tuesday’s Commute Smoother Than Monday’s, Officials Say

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… Continue reading Louisville Traffic: Tuesday Morning Update

Sherman Minton Bridge Closure: Officials Preparing For Monday Rush

Kentucky and Indiana government officials are asking business owners and employers to help look for ways to lighten the traffic load during Monday rush hour in the Louisville area. The Sherman Minton Bridge, which carries traffic across the Ohio River between Louisville and New Albany, was shut down indefinitely yesterday after inspectors found cracks in… Continue reading Sherman Minton Bridge Closure: Officials Preparing For Monday Rush