New Albany, IN (April 22, 2019) – Survey work is scheduled to start Tuesday, April 23 as part of the design of the Sherman Minton Renewal project. The survey work will take two to three days to complete and will include up to two miles of single lane closures on I-64 between I-264 in Kentucky and I-265 in Indiana.
The lane closures are needed to allow the teams to safely conduct the survey work. Drivers will encounter a single westbound lane closure on Tuesday, April 23 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a single eastbound lane closure on Wednesday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25 will be used, as needed, in case of weather or other delays.
The survey process follows the recent bridge inspection work conducted in early April. “The survey work is necessary to tie the project into the state survey grid for development of design plans,” said Ron Heustis, Indiana Department of Transportation project manager.
Construction is planned to start in early 2021.
The Sherman Minton Renewal is a $90+ million rehabilitation and painting project that will significantly extend the service life of the 56-year-old bridge. The double-decked bridge carries six lanes of traffic (I-64 and US 150) over the Ohio River connecting Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN. Find more information at www.shermanmintonrenewal.com.