Bridges Project http://wfpl.org en Ohio River Tolling Body Scheduled to Approve Tolls Wednesday http://wfpl.org/post/ohio-river-tolling-body-scheduled-approve-tolls-wednesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After delaying action on toll rates for the Ohio River Bridges Project last week, the bi-state committee in charge of setting rates will meet Wednesday morning to finish the job.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was a surprise to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock last week, when <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-delays-approving-tolls-rates-kentucky-fears-higher-project-costs-result">Indiana officials said they weren’t ready</a> to approve tolls.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:49:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6782 at http://wfpl.org Ohio River Tolling Body Scheduled to Approve Tolls Wednesday Kentucky Demolishes First "Visual Step" in Bridges Project http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-demolishes-first-visual-step-bridges-project <p>Several buildings along Main Street across from Louisville Slugger Field have sat empty for more than a quarter of a century. Graffiti decorates the walls inside and outside of the complex, which state officials have deemed contaminated.</p><p>The buildings also stand in the way of the Ohio River Bridges Project.</p><p>Kentucky officials are now celebrating the first &quot;visual step&quot; that shows the $2.6 billion bridge project is moving forward, despite several bureaucratic processes that have yet to play out.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:18:32 +0000 Devin Katayama 1095 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Demolishes First "Visual Step" in Bridges Project Bridges Project Passes Major Hurdle http://wfpl.org/post/bridges-project-passes-major-hurdle <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Federal Highway Administration approved the bi-state authority&rsquo;s record of decision for the Ohio River Bridges Project Wednesday, while Kentucky officials say questions over tolls and a pending lawsuit will not stand in the way of construction.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;We got by the biggest hurdle today,&quot; said Gary Valentine, project manager with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:51:26 +0000 Devin Katayama 721 at http://wfpl.org Bridges Project Passes Major Hurdle