News and Tribune

Recent Local News

March 29, 2013

Indiana reaches financial close on east-end bridge

Construction expected to start in May

(Continued)

CLARK COUNTY —

Earlier this month, a consulting company preparing a traffic and revenue study for the bridges project told the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority board that frequent commuters can expect $1 tolls each way on three area bridges. Other fees are projected at: $2 for nonfrequent, two-axle vehicles; $5 per medium truck; and $10 per heavy truck.

Toll rates have not been finalized and will be the job of a Kentucky-Indiana Joint Tolling Board, which includes leaders of the two states’ transportation and finance agencies. A final traffic and revenue study is expected sometime in April.

Both states have committed to use all-electronic tolling, in which users of the bridges can pay tolls via a vehicle-mounted electronic transponder that sends a signal to the tolling devices that debits the cost from an established account or a high-resolution video that captures images of a vehicle’s license plate and then send bills to the bridge users.

Wingfield said that the state achieved a number of firsts on its portion of the bridges project and added that the bonds sold earlier this month received highest rating possible for bonds.

“We feel that this was tremendously successful for us in Indiana,” he said.

According to the release, WVB East End Partners expects to start construction in May.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Recent Local News
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.