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May 1, 2014

Big Four 20 working days away from opening

Installation of curved sections of lighted handrails began Thursday

JEFFERSONVILLE — Now that contractors have finished installing straight portions of lighted handrails on the Big Four Bridge ramp, all that remains before its opening is the curved sections and stair tower sections.

To move things along, contractors from Hummel Electric traveled to the light handrail manufacturer in Wisconsin on Wednesday to pick up the last of the handrails, according to a press release.

“By picking up the railing directly from the manufacturer, the project team is now able to work during the time we would have been waiting on the materials to be shipped,” said Indiana Department of Transportation chief of staff Troy Woodruff in a press release. “Hummel recognizes INDOT’s desire to get this project done as quickly as possible so it is available the citizens of Jeffersonville and Louisville to enjoy all summer.”

Hummel began installing the curved handrails Thursday and expects 20 working, fair-weather days for completion.

In a meeting between INDOT and Jeffersonville city officials last week, project officials agreed that once the curved sections of the lighted handrails are installed, the stair tower can be blocked off for construction and the ramp can be opened.

A new opening date to replace the most recent April 30 projection for the pedestrian and walking bridge has not yet been announced by INDOT or city officials.

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