I-64 Bridge Closure Update

Engineers from the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the design-build contractor today completed inspections of the Sherman Minton Bridge, which included a detailed examination of floor beams and surrounding areas. As the project team moves into the analysis phase, officials are reporting favorable results from this weekend’s activities.

“We are taking all necessary measures to ensure a thorough inspection and complete analysis before determining next steps in reopening the bridge,” said Danny Corbin, INDOT Major Projects Delivery Project Manager.

The bridge will remain closed in both directions—top and bottom decks—while analyses take place. The Sherman Minton Renewal team will provide a reopening schedule as soon as plans are finalized, including estimates for when traffic will be restored on Interstate 64.

The bridge, which is undergoing long-term repair and rehabilitation, was closed Friday afternoon when lateral beams were observed to be out of alignment during removal of temporary bracing added for a concrete deck pour Wednesday night.

Drivers should use alternate routes and designated detours. The suggested alternate route will be I-265 and I-65. Regional traffic signs and variable message boards are posted in the project area, notifying motorists of the closure and alternate route.

Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

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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