WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu August 30, 2012
Groundbreaking Set for Ohio River Bridges Project
The long-awaited project to build two new Ohio River bridges in the Louisville, Ky., area is reaching a milestone on the Indiana side. The governors of Indiana and Kentucky are scheduled to attend a Thursday groundbreaking for the project that has been discussed for decades. Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez is also expected to attend the event in Jeffersonville.
Indiana recently awarded a construction contract for an extension of a road that ultimately will form part of the first exit on the Indiana side of the future East End bridge.
The $2.6 billion project will include building a bridge in downtown Louisville and another on the east side of the metropolitan area.
Construction on the main crossings is expected to begin in earnest in early 2013.