Tue May 28, 2013
First of Five Homes in Jeff Historic District to be Moved This Week for Bridge Construction
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.
The relocation will make way for the downtown Louisville bridge.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says the first house will be moved Wednesday, with all relocations scheduled for completion by June 19.
"Where possible, we tried to relocate the homes within the old Jeffersonville Historic District on vacant lots. One of the five homes will be just outside the historic district," Wingfield said. Some area residents have raised concerns about the condition of some of the homes, questioning whether they’re worth saving. All five are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wingfield says the relocation will cause intermittent traffic, parking and utility disruptions in the historic district.