Weekend Eastbound Closure Scheduled for Sherman Minton Bridge

Weather permitting, a full weekend directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge is currently scheduled to begin November 18.  Eastbound I-64 will be closed on or after 10 p.m. on Friday, November 18 to 5 a.m. on Monday, November 21. If the closure is delayed for any reason, notification will be distributed identifying new times and dates.

The full directional closure will allow crews to work safely performing demolition activities on the lower deck for Phase 2 and to continue construction of the Kentucky crossover for Phase 3.

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.

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 59-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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