I-65 Lane Closures at Mile-Markers 25-22 - South of Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 14:48

SCOTTSBURG, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed the right lanes of Interstate 65—both northbound and southbound—between mile markers 25.0 and 20.0. The state’s contractor will be placing partial depth asphalt patches in the roadway along this 5-mile segment of north-south interstate.
Restrictions will be lifted Friday morning.
E & B Paving is INDOT’s contractor for a $12,385,500 Seymour District project that calls for repairing and repaving I-65 from 0.5 miles north of S.R. 160 to 0.43 miles north of S.R. 56 in Scott and Clark Counties. The project includes replacement of twin bridges at Brownstown Road.
A cross-median traffic shift is in effect at the 22.0 mile marker while the bridges are being constructed. Signed detours route Brownstown Road traffic west of I-65 along County Line Road and Salem Road. East of I-65, motorists are detoured on County Line Road to U.S. Highway 31.
Stay informed. Updated information and a map of the closure are available on the Indiana Department of Transportation TrafficWise service at indot.carsprogram.org. Roadway information is also available by calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. Follow @INDOTSoutheast on Twitter at www.twitter.com/INDOTSoutheast and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast.
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 14:27

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I-65 Downtown Bridge to Open Ahead of Schedule Public will have a chance to ‘Walk the Bridge’ before it opens to traffic PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:48



Speaking from the deck of the new Interstate 65 bridge in downtown Louisville, Gov. Steve Beshear announced on Monday, Oct. 12, the bridge will open to two-way traffic ahead of schedule.

“In January, I stood at the base of this massive project and announced we were accelerating the schedule,” Gov. Beshear said. “Today, I’m walking on this beautiful new bridge and telling you we’re moving even faster than expected. Drivers will get an early present – you will be driving on the new bridge by Christmas!”

An exact date for the opening of the new bridge will be determined closer to that date. Gov. Beshear said the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and crews with Walsh Construction are on budget and ahead of schedule. Officials are confident the bridge will be ready to carry traffic before Dec. 25.

Gov. Beshear also announced plans for a public celebration in advance of opening the bridge to traffic.

“Over the coming decades, hundreds of thousands of people and cars will cross this bridge, but we’re creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity before we open the bridge to vehicle traffic,” said Gov. Beshear. “Before the first car drives across this span, the public will have a chance to walk the new bridge. It’s an opportunity to be part of an historic celebration of an extraordinary project. ”

Plans for the public celebration will be announced in the coming weeks.

Gov. Beshear was joined by Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Jeffersonville (Indiana) Mayor Mike Moore for the progress announcement. Each signed a golden bolt, some of the final bolts that will be put into place on the deck of the new bridge.

“I’m excited to be a part of this moment and proud of all this bridge represents,” said Lt. Gov. Ellspermann. “Building these two bridges will transform Indiana and Kentucky. Governor Pence and I applaud the hard work of people on both sides of the river and the political aisle to make it happen.”

Building a new interstate bridge across the Ohio River in Louisville had been discussed for decades, but became real in December 2011 when Gov. Beshear and then-Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels instructed their staffs to cut costs and make the project financially feasible. The groundbreaking ceremony was held 18 months later, in June 2013.

“I witnessed the decades of debate and heard from many people who never thought the bridges would be a reality,” said Mayor Fischer. “Because of Gov. Beshear’s tenacity, outside-the-box thinking and leadership, we are standing here today.”

Walk the Bridge

Details will be announced soon regarding the Walk the Bridge celebration. The event, planned for December, will offer the public a chance be part of history by walking on the bridge before it opens to traffic. The public is expected to access the bridge from Jeffersonville.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have Jeffersonville host this tremendous event,” said Mayor Moore. “It’s been nearly 52 years since the Kennedy Bridge opened to traffic. Giving the public this opportunity offers all of us a chance to be part of a historic moment. It’s going to be a fantastic celebration.”

Opening to Traffic

When the new Downtown bridge opens in December, it will temporarily carry two-way traffic. Crews with lead contractor Walsh Construction Co. will then begin extensive improvements to the adjacent John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. More than $22 million in improvements are planned, including building a new floor system. It’s expected to add decades of new life to the Kennedy Bridge.

All but one lane of the Kennedy Bridge will close when the new bridge opens to traffic. One lane will remain open for about a month to maintain access to I-64 and I-71 North. The entire Kennedy Bridge will then close for about six months. One lane of the Kennedy will reopen first, restoring access to I-64 East and I-71 North. Access to I-64 West will be restored a short time later. The entire Kennedy Bridge is expected to reopen in late 2016.

The revamped Kennedy Bridge will eventually carry six lanes of I-65 South traffic and the Downtown bridge will carry six lanes of I-65 North traffic.

The entire Downtown Crossing – the new cable-stayed bridge, the improved Kennedy Bridge and interstate connections on both sides of the river – is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

Find more information on the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com. Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects in your county at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new.




EHS wins double overtime thriller over Crawford County PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 06:58


The Eastern Musketeer varsity football team overcame a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Crawford County 41-35 in double overtime, last Friday night.

Scottsburg’s Warriors Football Defeats Switzerland County 41-40 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 09:11

Scottsburg Warrior football returned from a 13 point deficit on Friday to take down Switzerland County in 41-40 in overtime play. With less than stellar weather and a number of players on the bench due to injury, the team was forced to dig deep in order to win.

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