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The Sherman Minton Bridge

FLOYD COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for pavement repairs on the Sherman Minton bridge has revised its scheduled operation for this weekend’s lane closures. Instead of restricting a single lane of Interstate 64 in each direction, E & B Paving requires closing two eastbound I-64 lanes to accommodate pavement patching on the lower bridge deck.

The Clarksville-based contractor will mill and jackhammer identified problem pavement locations on the Sherman Minton bridge’s eastbound right and center lanes, then pour concrete patches.

This weekend’s eastbound I-64 double-lane closure will now begin at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept 14. Motorists have continuous bridge access from New Albany to Louisville via the remaining open lane — which will be restricted to eleven feet in width. All I-64 lanes will be open to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. No upper deck/westbound I-64 lanes will be impacted.

INDOT anticipates single-lane closures in each direction on the 2,053-foot-long Sherman Minton bridge during subsequent weekend hours between 7 p.m. Fridays through 6 a.m. Mondays.

Motorists should anticipate significant traffic queues. Traffic count at the bridge exceeds 90,000 vehicles per day.

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