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Sherman Minton Bridge to be re-opened

Concrete barrier walls to be replaced with temporary barricades

From Kentucky Highway Department

Louisville, KY (February 16, 2012) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is preparing for the reopening of the Sherman Minton Bridge (I-64 Bridge beween Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN( by moving concrete barrier walls and replacing them with orange barrels and signs. Because of the time and equipment required, removal of the heavy barriers has to begin days in advance of the bridge reopening. Barrier wall will be removed from the following locations beginning at 9amET on Friday, February 17, 2012:

  • Westbound Interstate 64 approaching the Sherman Minton Bridge
  • Westbound Interstate 264 (Georgia Davis Powers Expressway) approaching the Sherman Minton Bridge
  • Westbound Interstate 64 ramps to Interstate 65
As was the case when the Sherman Minton Bridge first closed, KYTC crew members will be stationed at these locations to prevent motorists from moving the temporary barricades and driving on these ramps prior to the bridge opening.

KYTC crews will also re-stripe the pavement on westbound I-64 at the ramps to I-65 as weather and temperatures permit.

The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

This story was posted on 2012-02-16 15:15:26
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