INDOT and KYTC are committed to a meaningful public involvement process. The goals are to build awareness of the Sherman Minton Renewal, promote dialogue and gather important public feedback to guide the decision-making process.
Public involvement has been an important part of the Sherman Minton Renewal since the project launched in fall 2018. The Project Team has actively engaged key stakeholders and the public to ensure a clear understanding of the environmental process and the purpose and benefits of this major bridge rehabilitation project.
Four open houses were held in Louisville and New Albany, two during fall 2018 and two during summer 2019. Open houses provided the public an opportunity to hear about project details, including maintenance of traffic options, and offer feedback to the Project Team.
A Community Advisory Committee and two Environmental Justice Committees—one based in Louisville and one in New Albany—were established at the start. Committee members have met throughout the project to hear updates, consider issues and share opinions with the Project Team.
The Project Team has also met with neighborhood groups, provided presentations to civic and professional organizations and distributed surveys to understand public opinions and preferences.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) are committed to delivering a safe and cost-effective project while working to minimize disruption to drivers during the construction phase. The construction approach reflects the public’s preference for maintaining access across the bridge to the fullest extent possible during construction, while providing a safe environment for the driving public and the design-build contractor’s team.
In an effort to keep the public better informed, members of the Sherman Minton Renewal Project Team may be available to provide project updates. To request a presentation, use the contact form below. Requests must be made at least three weeks prior to the meeting.