Nine-Day Maximum Eastbound I-64 Closure Scheduled December 14 – 23

An up to 9-day directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge is scheduled to begin December 14.

Eastbound I-64 is currently planned to close at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14 and reopen at 3 a.m. on Thursday, December 23, at its maximum duration. It is possible the duration will be shorter than 9 days, but in no case will the reopening date be later than December 23.

The full directional closures will allow crews to perform deck rehabilitation on the Sherman Minton Bridge.

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. Motorists in Indiana on eastbound I-64 will be diverted to I-265.  Local traffic will have access to the New Albany exit (5th Street/Spring Street).  No traffic will be permitted east of the New Albany exit.

While the directional closures are in place, the suggested alternate route will be I-65 to 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.

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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