Weekend Eastbound Closure Scheduled for November 12 – 15

A full weekend eastbound directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge is scheduled for mid-November.  Eastbound I-64 will be closed from 10 p.m. on Friday November 12 to 5 a.m. on Monday November 15.

The full directional closure will allow crews to perform deck patching and position equipment for future construction.

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.  Eastbound I-64 motorists not using I-265 will be required to exit onto West 5th Street in New Albany.

While the 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.

As part of the maintenance of traffic approach for construction, the design-build contractor team is allowed 3 full weekend closures 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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