Transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana told Louisville Metro Council members that construction on two new bridges over the Ohio River is projected to start at nearly the same time next summer.
The Courier-Journal reports that Indiana Department of Transportation project manager Ron Heustis said he expects construction on the eastern bridge, which will link Utica, Ind., and Prospect, Ky., to start in June.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project manager Andy Barber says he expects construction on the downtown span, which will connect Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, Ind., to begin in July.
A group that opposes two new planned Ohio River bridges is asking a judge to force Indiana and Kentucky to halt spending on the projects. The Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation made the request in a motion seeking an injunction filed Wednesday in Louisville, Ky.
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.