Sherman Minton Bridge re-opens Print

Effective immediately, the I-64 Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River between Southern Indiana and Louisville have been reopened to traffic. Motorists should stay alert when driving through the area as other drivers get accustomed to the new traffic pattern.


“Thanks to the workers, contractors, and the people of INDOT, the Sherman Minton Bridge is back in operation, 12 days ahead of the target date. We’ve never been happier to pay a contractor incentive dollars for an ahead-of-schedule performance. And thanks also to all the citizens who endured so much inconvenience in order to make 100 percent sure that no one was ever put at risk,” said Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
Incentives, favorable weather conditions and efficient work by contractors reduced repairs from an estimated six months to less than four months. It is anticipated that Hall Contracting of (Louisville) Kentucky will receive $1.3 million in incentives for reopening the bridge to traffic early.
“It’s a relief to have the Sherman Minton Bridge restored and reopened, ready to safely carry thousands of commuters each day.  Kentuckians and Hoosiers have shown outstanding patience and cooperation during the repair process, and I applaud Louisville-based Hall Contracting for completing this massive project early.  The
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