Nine Day Eastbound Closure Scheduled for Sherman Minton Bridge

Weather permitting, a 9-day directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge is currently scheduled to begin October 10.

Eastbound I-64 will be closed on or after 2 a.m. Monday October 10 until 2 a.m. on Wednesday October 19.

The full directional closures will allow crews to work safely as they switch the maintenance of traffic from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on the lower deck and begin demolition work associated with Phase 2.

During the eastbound I-64 closure, the I-64 eastbound entrance ramp from West Spring Street will be closed along with the I-64 eastbound to I-264 eastbound ramp.

While the eastbound directional closure is in place, the suggested alternate route will be I-265 and I-65. 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-265 will not be able to cross the Sherman Minton bridge.  This traffic will be required to exit onto West 5th Street in New Albany and use the local street system to access I-64 westbound, then continue to I-265 and the designated alternate route.

As part of the maintenance of traffic approach for construction, the design-build contractor team is allowed one 9-day closure of the bridge per year in each direction.

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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