Archives: April 2023

I-69 DC All States Fly-in

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Several I-69 BridgeLink board members attended the Multi-State National Fly-in in Washington DC on April 18-20. This was an opportunity for states affected by I-69 to hear about the progress made along the route. In addition, our group planned and attended meetings with the U.S. DOT, Senator Mike Braun, Congressman Bucshon, Mitch McConnell and Congressman James Comes to ensure they know what is happening with the I-69 bridge and how we would like help moving up the construction target date. An informational flyer is available below for download.

Those in attendance representing Indiana and Kentucky included:
Bill Corum – Corum Farms, Inc., Christine Keck – American Water, Lindsay Locasto – Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Bob Koch – Koch Enterprises and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke – City of Evansville.

Lane Closures on US 41 to Prepare for Traffic Shift

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Daily lane closures begin this week and continue through late April

Drivers in Henderson will see work begin this week on US 41 between the 2nd Street/KY 351 and US 60 interchanges to accommodate construction of Section One of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing. Drivers will see single lane closures as crews prepare for a long-term traffic shift in the area.

Crews are expected to start work on US 41 southbound on Wednesday, April 12. Daily lane closures will be needed to construct median crossovers. Activities will include setting temporary barrier wall that will be in place during the work, restriping, widening the southbound roadbed, installing tubular pavement markers, and installing additional signage.

For the next few weeks, US 41 southbound and US 41 northbound will be reduced to one lane, depending on which side of the road crews are working. The single lane closure will begin on US 41 southbound and move to US 41 northbound as work progresses.

The single lane closure will be in place outside of peak travel hours of 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Both lanes in each direction will be available during peak times.  Drivers may also see single lane closures at night and on the weekend. The lane closures will be needed until the crossovers are operational.

By early May, the prep work is expected to be complete and the traffic shift will be in place. The nearly one-mile shift runs from Kimsey Lane to the CSX railroad tracks. Northbound traffic will shift to the west to use the southbound roadbed. Two lanes will be maintained in each direction, but the lanes and shoulders will be narrower.

This is a long-term traffic change to accommodate the construction of the future lanes of mainline I-69. It’s expected to be in place through late 2024.

Motorists are encouraged to slow down and pay attention to signage as crews prepare for the shift and drivers adjust to the new configuration. It’s also important for drivers to observe the lower speed limit posted in the construction zone.

The actual starting date of closures and the traffic shift may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur.

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