WKU Public Radio News Staff
Ohio River Bridges
Fri April 20, 2012
States Announce Federal Approval of Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement
Kentucky and Indiana are announcing that federal approval has been obtained for a new environmental impact statement on the Ohio River Bridges Project. The supplemental FEIS was required after state leadership in both Kentucky and Indiana agreed to modifications that helped reduce the cost of the project by $1.5 billion.
Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says approval of the document by the Federal Highway Administration is a very important development. He says the paperwork means, "we are very close to securing a revised Record of Decision", which is one of the last steps needed for federal approval of the bridges project.