News and Tribune

October 11, 2013

Updated road closures related to bridges work released

By BRADEN LAMMERS
braden.lammers@newsandtribune.com

— Officials with the Ohio River Bridges Project want to ensure those racing for a good cause are aware of the construction in downtown Louisville.

Thousands of people are expected to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Louisville Slugger Field in downtown Louisville today, Oct. 12.

Participants will encounter traffic restrictions and construction equipment near and along parts of the race route. Witherspoon Street, which has been closed this week from Adams Street to River Road for pile driving, will be open during the event. Some construction equipment will remain adjacent to the race course; therefore, parking lanes along Witherspoon will remain closed Saturday. Witherspoon Street will close again after the race.

The intersection of Preston Street and Jefferson Street is expected to be closed this weekend for work in the area and a section of the parking lot at Louisville Slugger Field remains closed for work to widen Interstate 65. Race participants should be prepared for possible delays and arrive early.

For more information, visit kyinbridges.com.

 

I-64 LANES TO CLOSE

Starting Monday, Oct. 14, lanes will be closed periodically on the Interstate 64 Sherman Minton Bridge. Lane closures will take place periodically for bridge maintenance and inspections.

All lanes will be opened when traffic is the heaviest, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation news release.

All eastbound lanes will be reopened by 7 a.m. each weekday for the morning rush into Louisville. All westbound lanes will be reopened between 4 and 8 p.m. for the Friday evening rush.

To minimize inconvenience to the motoring public, the regularly scheduled bridge inspection will immediately follow the bridge maintenance work. The inspections must occur during daylight hours, while maintenance work can take place at all hours. Maintenance contractors may close up to two lanes at night, allowing access to the center lane in each direction.

The scope of the bridge maintenance work includes asphalt joint replacement, stringer repairs (longitudinal beams that run parallel to traffic), limited fastener replacement, bridge drainage system repairs and slopewall repairs.

Indiana and Kentucky are splitting cost for Sherman Minton Bridge maintenance over the Ohio River, and Indiana is responsible for the approach spans over the Indiana shoreline.

INDOT estimates that the maintenance and inspections will be completed before the Thanksgiving travel holiday.



BRIDGES PROJECT CLOSURES

Work underway in Louisville for the Ohio River Bridges project includes:

• In Indiana the ramp from U.S. 31 South to eastbound 10th Street, and the ramp from westbound 10th Street to U.S. 31 south, are scheduled to close overnight Friday, Oct. 18. They’re expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

• Witherspoon Street from Adams Street to River Road, which is scheduled to be closed through Oct. 19 for pile driving in the area, except for today, Oct. 12, for the race for the cure.

• Jackson Street, from Jefferson Street to Market Street, is scheduled to be closed through Oct. 19 for pile driving in the area.

• The right lane and right parking lane on Market Street, from Jackson Street to Hancock Street, are scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, Oct. 15 for pile driving.

• The left lane of Main Street, from Hancock Street to Jackson Street, is scheduled to be closed through Friday, Oct. 18, for work on retaining walls.

• Work scheduled to begin Friday, Oct. 11 included the intersection of Preston Street and Jefferson Street and will be closed through Monday, Oct. 14, for demolition work in the area. It’s expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

• The right lane of I-65 South from Main Street to the Jefferson Street exit is scheduled to close overnight today, Oct. 12, and remain closed overnight through Monday, Oct. 14 for demolition work in the area. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. Saturday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

• Work scheduled to begin Sunday, Oct. 13, includes the closure of the ramp from I-64 east to I-71 north and will close overnight through Tuesday, Oct. 15, for temporary widening and striping. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

• The right lane of I-64 east from Ninth Street to the I-71 north ramp is scheduled to close overnight Sunday, Oct. 13, through Tuesday, Oct. 15 for temporary widening and striping. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

• The ramp from I-71 south to I-64 west is scheduled to close overnight Sunday, Oct. 13, and Monday, Oct. 14, for temporary widening. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

• The right lane of I-71 south from just east of Frankfort Avenue to the I-64 west ramp is scheduled to close overnight Sunday, Oct. 13, and Monday, Oct. 14, for temporary widening. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

• Work scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 14, includes the right lane of I-65 south from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street, which will close overnight Monday and Tuesday for demolition work in the area. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

• Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 16, includes the overnight closure of the right lane of I-65 south from Jefferson Street to Floyd Street through Friday, Oct. 18, for demolition work in the area. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

• The ramp from I-71 south to I-64 west is scheduled to close overnight Wednesday, Oct. 16, for temporary striping. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

• The right lane of I-71 south from just east of Frankfort Avenue to the I-64 west ramp is scheduled to close overnight Wednesday, Oct. 16, for temporary striping. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

• Work scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 14, includes overnight closures on Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street through Tuesday for demolition work in the area. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

• Floyd Street, from Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard, is scheduled to close overnight Wednesday, Oct. 16, and Thursday, Oct. 17, for demolition work in the area. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.



DATE OF CLOSURE IN KENTUCKY CHANGES

There has been a change in the date for an anticipated closure that is part of the east-end portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

According to a bridges project press release, the Gene Snyder Freeway in Kentucky will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound from U.S. 42 all the way to the Interstate 71 interchange beginning Thursday, Oct. 17.