Updated Schedule: Sherman Minton Bridge Directional Closure and Lane Restrictions Schedule

The Sherman Minton project team has postponed the full weekend westbound directional closure to the weekend of March 15. Due to recent severe weather in the region, the necessary preparations could not be safely completed prior to the original closure date of March 8.

As a result, the extended lane restriction originally scheduled for March 15 will now be used on March 8 to allow for these preparations. There will not be an extended lane restriction on the evening of March 1.  Detailed information on upcoming restrictions is provided below.

Weekend Directional Closure:

Westbound I-64, from Kentucky to Indiana, will be closed on or after 10 p.m. on Friday, March 15 until 6 a.m. on Monday, March 18.  This full directional closure will allow crews to work safely as they begin placement of new concrete on the top deck.

During the westbound I-64 directional closure, the I-64 westbound exit ramp to Spring Street will be closed along with the I-264 westbound to I-64 westbound ramp.

While the westbound directional closure is in place, 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 required to exit 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.

Lane Restrictions:

There will be a lane restriction on Eastbound I-64, from Indiana to Kentucky, beginning on or after 6 p.m. on Friday, March 15 until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.  A minimum of one lane Eastbound I-64 will remain open.

I-64 Westbound top deck (right lane) will be restricted beginning on or after the following times:

  • 6 p.m. Friday, March 8 until 1 p.m., Saturday March 9
  • 6 p.m. Friday, March 22 until 1 p.m., Saturday March 23
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28 until 9 a.m., Friday March 29

The lane restriction will prevent access to the New Albany exit ramp (Exit 123) during the noted times.  Traffic will be able to continue on Westbound I-64 with drivers using the left lane as they approach the I-264 interchange.

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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