Local News
9:24 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Indiana East End Bridge Partners Hold Public Meetings Today, Tomorrow

The contractor group assigned to build, construct and maintain a new East End Bridge will hold public meetings Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss their portion the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Credit Ohio River Bridges Project

WVB East End Partners will be joined by Indiana’s transportation department and finance cabinet to answer the public’s questions about the project.

Indiana and Kentucky have split the nearly $2.6 billion  project. Indiana is overseeing the East End Bridge and Kentucky is managing an additional I-65 bridge downtown and a reworking of Spaghetti Junction.

The project will be paid for in part with tolls, which have not yet been set, but initial estimates show the average car will pay $2 per crossing and frequent commuters will have the opportunity to use a electronic device to cross for $1.

Last week, bi-state authorities announced they are pursuing companies to create and operate the toll system through a request for proposals.

Indiana has already begun construction on roads leading to the approach of the new East End Bridge. Kentucky is expected to begin construction downtown later this year.

The open houses will be held at the following dates, times and locations:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Springdale Community Church

East Campus, Main Building

4601 Springdale Road

Louisville, Ky.  40242

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

John Nobel Woods Utica Community Center

106 North Fourth Street

Utica, Ind.  47130