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Vehicles enter the Interstate 64 ramp leading to the Sherman Minton Bridge last week. Work is slated for several ramps in the coming weeks along Interstate-64, Interstate 265 and Interstate 65 as part of the Sherman Minton Renewal project.

NEW ALBANY — How many gallons of paint do you think are estimated to paint the finish coat on the Sherman Minton Bridge?

The public will have an opportunity starting July 19 to submit guesses in the Sherman Minton Renewal “Guess the Gallons” contest for a chance to win and support local restaurants in Louisville’s West End and New Albany communities.

Kokosing Construction Company Inc., the contractor team leading the major rehabilitation and painting project, is sponsoring the contest in preparation for construction. Phase one is expected to begin next month with truss painting and the first half of lower deck replacement work.

“The Sherman Minton Bridge is an important community asset — particularly for Louisville’s West End and New Albany community members who travel it daily,” said Vince Martini, the senior project manager for Kokosing Construction Company. “Since painting is such a large part of this project, we wanted to engage the public with a peek behind the curtain and a meaningful prize that would support our local communities in the process.”

The Project Team is partnering with several restaurants close to the bridge to celebrate its connection to West Louisville and New Albany communities. Six winners will receive a $100 gift card to one of the participating restaurants surrounding the Bridge including West Louisville’s The Table, Sweet Peaches and Lucretia’s Kitchen and New Albany’s Board and You Bistro, MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen and The Exchange Pub + Kitchen.

Although the true number of paint gallons used will not be known until the end of construction in mid 2023, the winning number will be based off the Project Team’s initial estimate required for the finish coat.

The contest closes Aug. 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The winners will be announced the week after. For contest details and to submit guesses, go to

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