CLEARING THE WAY FOR THUNDER
No work and no new closures Saturday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With hundreds of thousands of people expected in Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana on Saturday for Thunder Over Louisville, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Walsh Construction want to make the trip as easy as possible for the large crowds.
The air show and fireworks display will mean a brief break in activity for crews working on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. No construction work and no new overnight closures are scheduled for Saturday.
Crews with Walsh Construction have been working this week to wrap up as many activities as possible, move equipment when feasible and open additional streets to traffic.
Although crews are suspending construction Saturday, multiple areas along the shoreline in Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana remain active work zones and are off-limits.
Private security personnel, along with the heightened police presence throughout the area, will be monitoring the fenced-off areas of construction. With extensive construction activity underway, entering one of these areas poses a risk to trespassers. Signage is posted.
No new overnight interstate or ramp closures are planned for Saturday. Long-term interstate and ramp closures remain in place. Closures of note for drivers to be aware of include:
· Kennedy Bridge is closed to traffic, with no direct access from I-65 South to I-64 West, I-64 East and I-71 North. The signed detours are I-264 and I-265.
· Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North is closed.
· Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is closed.
· Ramp from Court Avenue to I-65 South (Jeffersonville) is closed.
Several streets within the project area have been cleared of construction activity.
Clear of Construction Activity for Thunder Over Louisville:
Jackson Street Jefferson Street
Main Street (right parking lane will be closed)
Preston Street River Road (right lane of eastbound River Rd. will be closed)
Check with Louisville Metro Police for specific road closures associated with Thunder Over Louisville: https://
louisvilleky.gov/government/ police/thunder-over- louisville-street-closures.
Riverside Drive will be open Saturday for Thunder Over Louisville. Market Street will be closed from Clark Street to Riverpointe Plaza.
Find all of the latest traffic information and more details on the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com.
The Downtown Crossing includes the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge, an improved Kennedy Bridge and interstate connections on both sides of the river. Substantial completion of the entire Downtown Crossing is scheduled for December 2016.