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December 2, 2013

COMING INTO ALIGNMENT:Visual elements of the bridges project taking shape

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LOUISVILLE — NEW EXIT

The first of those changes will be coming Tuesday, Dec. 3, with a transition of traffic onto a new exit 0 on northbound I-65 into Jeffersonville.

Rowland said the switch to the new exit ramp will be made after the morning rush hour at about 9 a.m. A temporary exit will allow drivers to get off of the highway onto Court Avenue in Jeffersonville while construction on the new portion of the corridor continues. Once the shift is made to the new exit ramp, the existing exit 0 ramp will be demolished.

Also, a major transition is planned for summer 2014. Southbound traffic on I-65 will be moved onto the new lanes.

WEATHER DELAYS?

Despite the winter months ahead, construction is not expected to stop on the project. Rowland explained that weather days were originally built into the work schedule and as long as the weather is not severe, work will continue each day.

If needed, crews doing concrete work in cold weather will warm the water to mix the concrete and wrap the poured structures in blankets to keep them warmer to cure properly.

“What we want to do is get the beams set this winter. You can do that in cold weather pretty easily,” Rowland said.

By setting more piers and beams during the winter, when spring comes, crews will be ready to do major concrete work like pouring the decking for the new southbound lanes.

“You can’t put asphalt down when it’s 20 degrees,” Rowland said.

He added that the project remains on schedule.

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Sierra Proctor, 13, New Albany, looks through a clothing rack at the Clarksville Salvation Army Thrift Store along Little League Boulevard on Wednesday morning. Students enrolled in any level of schooling in Floyd, Clark, Washington, and Scott counties were eligible for the back-to-school clothing giveaway.

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