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Signs of work on Ohio River Bridges project

The Associated Press

7/10/2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Parts of the Kennedy Bridge in downtown Louisville will soon close as visible signs on progress show up on the long-awaited Ohio River Bridges project.

Starting as early as 8 a.m. on July 15, crews will close the far right southbound lane of the bridge, leaving two lanes of traffic open to traffic until the evening of July 19, when work will move to the bridge's northbound lanes.

A spokesman for the downtown crossing, Chad Carlton, told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/12TFrr2 ) that lanes will be shut for days at a time.

At that time, he said, Walsh plans to shut down three of the four lanes carrying vehicles north from Louisville to Jeffersonville, Ind., until the morning of July 22, when two northbound lanes will be open to traffic.

"This is really an investment in speeding things up three years from now," Carlton said.

Max Rowland, a project manager with the Walsh Design Build Team, which is overseeing the downtown construction, said there are plans to close lanes on the Kennedy Bridge so it can inspect the span in advance of adding a new driving surface in 2016. The inspections are scheduled for two weeks — from July 15 to 29 — but Carlton said they could last longer due to unforeseen weather.

Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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