Directional Closure Scheduled for Sherman Minton Bridge

A westbound directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge is scheduled to begin the evening of Friday, March 8, weather permitting. Westbound I-64, from Kentucky to Indiana, will be closed at or after 10 p.m. on Friday, March 8 until 6 a.m. on Monday, March 11. If weather prevents activities from occurring on the scheduled weekend, the following weekend beginning March 15 will be utilized.

The directional closure will allow crews to work safely as they begin placement of new concrete on the top deck. During the westbound I-64 closure, the I-64 westbound exit ramp to Spring Street in New Albany will be closed along with the I-264 westbound to I-64 westbound ramp in Louisville.

There will also be a lane restriction on eastbound I-64, from Indiana to Kentucky, beginning at or after 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8 until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.  A minimum of one lane eastbound I-64 will remain open while work is in progress.

During the westbound directional closure, the suggested alternate route will be I-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 routed 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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