Indiana Department of Transportation http://wfpl.org en Milton-Madison Bridge Slide Complete; Span Could Open in About One Week http://wfpl.org/post/milton-madison-bridge-slide-complete-span-could-open-about-one-week <p>The Milton-Madison Bridge has been moved onto its permanent home.&nbsp;</p><p>Crews have finished the 55-foot slide of the new, half-mile long truss from temporary piers to refurbished supports that held the previous bridge.</p><p>The slide started back up Thursday morning after crews were forced to stop on Wednesday because of high winds. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nCs7AXooR70?feature=player_embedded" width="540"></iframe>The bridge has been closed since a March 11 construction accident.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:53:56 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9116 at http://wfpl.org Final Section of Old Milton-Madison Bridge to be Brought Down Thursday http://wfpl.org/post/final-section-old-milton-madison-bridge-be-brought-down-thursday <p>The demolition of the final section of the old Milton-Madison Bridge has been delayed until later this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The 600-foot section was scheduled to be brought down Tuesday morning, but the blast is now postponed until Thursday at 9:00am.</p><p>Officials are asking residents in the Milton, Kentucky area to stay indoors around the time of the blast as a precaution.</p><p>The 84 year old Ohio River Bridge truss is being replaced and its piers are being renovated.</p><p>The new span alongside the bridge will be closed during the blast, as will river traffic.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:06:38 +0000 Rick Howlett 6863 at http://wfpl.org Final Section of Old Milton-Madison Bridge to be Brought Down Thursday Committee Expects To Approve Ohio River Bridges Tolls Thursday Morning, Rates Still Uncertain http://wfpl.org/post/committee-expects-approve-ohio-river-bridges-tolls-thursday-morning-rates-still-uncertain <p>The Indiana and Kentucky bi-state tolling body will meet Thursday morning and decide toll rates for the Ohio River Bridges Project, but those rates are subject to change if the project’s costs change, officials say.</p><p>Tolls have not been met with open arms by everyone, but bi-state officials say tolls are a necessary funding mechanism for new East End and downtown bridges and the reconstruction of Spaghetti Junction.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:45:19 +0000 Devin Katayama 6718 at http://wfpl.org Committee Expects To Approve Ohio River Bridges Tolls Thursday Morning, Rates Still Uncertain Milton-Madison Bridge Demolition Scheduled to Begin This Week http://wfpl.org/post/milton-madison-bridge-demolition-scheduled-begin-week <p>The demolition of the <a href="http://www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/">old bridge </a>connecting Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana is scheduled to begin this week.</p><p>Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says weather permitting, a large section of the bridge truss will be brought down with explosive charges on Thursday. &nbsp; It was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed because of high river levels.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 6106 at http://wfpl.org Milton-Madison Bridge Demolition Scheduled to Begin This Week Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement Entering Final Stages http://wfpl.org/post/milton-madison-bridge-replacement-entering-final-stages <p>Construction of a <a href="http://www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/">new Ohio River bridge</a> linking Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., is entering its final stages.</p><p>Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says starting today or tomorrow, <a href="http://www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Finalreleasetrafficswitch.pdf">traffic will be rerouted onto the new bridge</a>, which is being built on temporary piers alongside the old span.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 5615 at http://wfpl.org Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement Entering Final Stages First of Five Homes in Jeff Historic District to be Moved This Week for Bridge Construction http://wfpl.org/post/first-five-homes-jeff-historic-district-be-moved-week-bridge-construction <p>This week, crews will begin the task of moving five houses in the Old Jeffersonville Historic District as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project.</p><p>The relocation will make way for the downtown Louisville bridge.</p><p>Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says the first house will be moved Wednesday, with all relocations scheduled for completion by June 19.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 5563 at http://wfpl.org First of Five Homes in Jeff Historic District to be Moved This Week for Bridge Construction Study: Indiana Taxpayers Will Take Hit on Toll Road Lease http://wfpl.org/post/study-indiana-taxpayers-will-take-hit-toll-road-lease <p>A <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-6210.2012.02589.x/pdf">new study</a> concludes the state's decision to lease the Indiana Toll Road to a private operator was a bad deal for taxpayers.</p> <p>Indiana received $3.8 billion for leasing the toll road to a private consortium for 75 years. That money helps pay for major work on state highways.</p> <p>But a public policy expert from the College of William and Mary says taxpayers will pay the price for the 2006 deal in lost toll road revenue that otherwise would have gone into the state treasury.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:14:23 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 2896 at http://wfpl.org Study: Indiana Taxpayers Will Take Hit on Toll Road Lease