Ohio River Bridges Project

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More and more drivers are crossing the new bridges between Indiana and LouisvilleKY

RIVERLINK UPDATE: CROSSINGS CLIMB IN FIRST QUARTER Derby and summer likely to bring more out-of-town drivers   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 24, 2017) –  More drivers are taking advantage of the new and improved transportation options provided by the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. Traffic on the three tolled bridges — the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge – climbed more than 15 percent from the end of January to the end of March.   There were more than 2.2 million crossings of the tolled…

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LouisvilleKY drivers are ordering plenty of toll transponders

More are being ordered; account holders will pay lowest rates LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scores of drivers being introduced to RiverLink, the new, all-electronic tolling system for the Ohio River Bridges Project, are opening accounts and ordering transponders. Incredibly high demand for RiverLink transponders means supplies are being depleted more quickly than anticipated. All remaining RiverLink local and RiverLink E-ZPass transponders are expected to be distributed early this week. Drivers with RiverLink accounts waiting for transponders to arrive will pay the lowest rates, including the frequent-user discount. For these drivers only, the requirement that transponders be properly mounted in passenger vehicles…


LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: The Worst Person in the ‘Ville, and Good Tidings

The Worst Person of the Week: The bad news is that many of us know people like this horrible woman at Jefferson Mall, whose tirade started because she suspected that a Latino woman cut in line before her at JCPenney. Reaction to the video has included outraged responses from Mayor Fischer and Congressman Yarmuth. And a lot of regular folks. That an old lady in a mall feels comfortable spewing racist remarks in public says a lot about what’s going on in our world. And that’s not good. So how about showing some kindness for the holidays, please. Now Some…

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See LouisvilleKY’s East End Crossing from a drone’s point of view

Louisville, Ky. (July 27, 2016) – The Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project has released three new, short videos showing progress of construction of the East End Crossing. The high-definition productions – shot entirely with drones this summer – provide: an overview of the East End portion of the project a close look at the nearly half-mile long cable-stayed bridge and its two towers a never-before-seen look at the nearly completed twin tunnels on the Kentucky side, including a peek inside. The 1,700-foot long tunnels are the second-longest in the state, behind only the Cumberland Gap tunnel.   “The East…

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LouisvilleKY getting closer to the end of bridge construction

  Photos courtesy of the Ohio River Bridges Project. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 22, 2016) – The finish line is in sight as work continues on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. Work on the project is more than 85% complete, with the Downtown Crossing on track for substantial completion in December. The most complicated part of the project is reconfiguring the Kennedy Interchange where I-65, I-64 and I-71 come together. Crews are untangling the many weaves of “Spaghetti Junction,” eliminating tight curves and short merges. New ramps are separating traffic and creating longer, safer…

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LouisvilleKY’s drivers: Kennedy Bridge work is moving right along

NEW DECK IS BEING POURED ON KENNEDY BRIDGE Work to shift to the east side of the bridge next month Photos from Ohio River Bridges Project  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 19, 2016) – A new deck is being poured on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge, marking the final stage of major improvements underway on the west side of the bridge. Crews with Walsh Construction will shift their attention next month to the east side of the bridge. A new floor system is being installed as part of the work on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River…

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New toll proposals set for LouisvilleKy bridges

State leaders to vote on tolling policy and business rules May 11  Louisville, Ky., – Indiana and Kentucky transportation officials are releasing recommendations for the vehicle classification system for RiverLink, the new, all-electronic tolling system making the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project possible. Transportation and finance leaders from both states are scheduled to meet May 11 to vote on the recommendations and other measures that make up tolling policy and business rules. Vehicle Classification Toll rates will be based on vehicle height and number of axles, which is consistent with the classification system used by the majority of…

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Louisville Ky bridge and construction work can’t be blamed for Thunder traffic tomorrow

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…

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New Louisville Ky Bridge to grace 2016 KDF Pegasus Pin

Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Derby Festival has unveiled one of the first signs of spring – the 2016 Pegasus Pin image.  This year’s pin design features the newly opened Abraham Lincoln Bridge and was released as part of a sponsorship announcement with RiverLink, the new all-electronic tolling system, making the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project possible. RiverLink is partnering with the 2016 Festival to help reach drivers, provide the information they need and answer their questions about how to travel the new bridges in the most affordable way possible. Tolling is not expected to begin until late 2016….

Some Good News for Louisville Downtown Drivers Tonight: New I-64 Ramp opens early

Louisville, Ky., – Another new ramp is opening to traffic as crews with Walsh Construction continue to make progress on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. The new ramp carries traffic from I-65 South to I-64 East in the Kennedy Interchange. I-64 East will now split from I-71 North much sooner (see attached image), nearly a mile before the old ramp. The change means that drivers traveling from I-65 South to I-64 East will need to be prepared to access the on-ramp at an earlier point. Signage will be in place, clearly marking the new ramp….