bridges http://wfpl.org en Brent Spence Bridge Project Funding Is Washington's Responsibility, Ky. Lawmaker Says http://wfpl.org/post/brent-spence-bridge-project-funding-washingtons-responsibility-ky-lawmaker-says <p>Northern Kentucky business and labor leaders want the $2.6 billion renovation of the Brent Spence Bridge funded in any way possible, b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut many state lawmakers aren’t willing to support one option—tolls—in an election year.</span></p><p>There's just not much money for new infrastructure, with a state highway trust fund poised to dip into the red pending federal inaction, and road receipts projected to decline in the future due to high gas prices and more fuel efficient cars.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9655 at http://wfpl.org Brent Spence Bridge Project Funding Is Washington's Responsibility, Ky. Lawmaker Says Clark Memorial Bridge to Close for 30-45 Days Next Year http://wfpl.org/post/clark-memorial-bridge-close-30-45-days-next-year <p>Are you planning to get into (or out of) Indiana any time next year? It'll be a little (more) difficult. To accommodate <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/what-you-need-know-about-ohio-river-bridges-project">construction of a new downtown bridge</a>, the Clark Memorial Bridge—often called the Second Street Bridge—will close for 30-45 days, likely beginning next May. Details on the closure are forthcoming.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:25:18 +0000 Gabe Bullard 5852 at http://wfpl.org Clark Memorial Bridge to Close for 30-45 Days Next Year As Ground is Broken, River Fields Continues Bridges Fight http://wfpl.org/post/ground-broken-river-fields-continues-bridges-fight <p>Officials from Kentucky, Indiana and the federal government are celebrating what they call the start of construction on the long-planned Ohio River Bridges Project. But a preservation group will continue its fight against a portion of the plan.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:57:34 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1502 at http://wfpl.org As Ground is Broken, River Fields Continues Bridges Fight Federal Government Approves Tolls for Bridges Project http://wfpl.org/post/federal-government-approves-tolls-bridges-project <p>The federal government has approved the <a href="http://updates.kyinbridges.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012-08-01-Section-129-Agreement.pdf">tolling plan</a> for the <a href="http://kyinbridges.com/gallery/kennedy-interchange/">Ohio River Bridges Project</a>.</p><p>This means the project has cleared its final federal hurdle, and tolls may be placed on the new East End Bridge, the new downtown bridge and the existing Interstate 65 span.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 20:53:31 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1185 at http://wfpl.org Federal Government Approves Tolls for Bridges Project Federal Government Approves Record of Decision for Bridges Project http://wfpl.org/post/federal-government-approves-record-decision-bridges-project <p>The Federal Highway Administration has signed off on the latest record of decision for the Ohio River Bridges Project.</p><p>The new approval became necessary early last year, when Mayor Greg Fischer, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels changed the project to cut the cost from $4.1 billion to $2.6 billion. The approval brings the start of construction one step closer.</p><p>Still remaining is an agreement to toll the existing Interstate 65 and the selection of firms to build the two bridges.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:47:37 +0000 Gabe Bullard 715 at http://wfpl.org Federal Government Approves Record of Decision for Bridges Project