Directional Closure Scheduled for Sherman Minton Bridge

Weather permitting, a full weekend directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge is currently scheduled to begin July 19.  Westbound I-64, from Kentucky to Indiana, will be closed on or after 10 p.m. on Friday, July 19 until 6 a.m. on Monday, July 21.  If the closure is delayed for any reason, the backup time is tentatively set for the following weekend.  Notification will be distributed in the event of postponement.

This full directional closure will allow crews to work safely as they place permanent striping, perform hanger cable tensioning, and install overhead signs.

During the westbound I-64 closure, the I-64 westbound exit ramp to Spring Street will be closed along with the I-264 westbound to I-64 westbound ramp.  

While the westbound directional closure is in place, the suggested alternate route will beI-65 and I-265. Regional traffic signs and variable message boards will be posted in the project area well in advance, notifying motorists of the closures and alternate route.

Through traffic that bypasses I-65 will not be able to cross the Sherman Minton bridge.  This traffic will be required to exit to I-264 and then Bank Street.  Detour/Alternate Route signage will be in place directing traffic back to I-64 eastbound, then continue to I-65 and the designated alternate route.


About The Sherman Minton Renewal Project

The Sherman Minton Renewal is a major bridge rehabilitation and painting project that will significantly extend the life of the 61-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.

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