Bridges Project

Local News
3:49 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Ohio River Tolling Body Scheduled to Approve Tolls Wednesday

The Kennedy I-65 bridge will be one of three that will collect tolls as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

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. 

It was a surprise to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock last week, when Indiana officials said they weren’t ready to approve tolls.

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Local News
12:18 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky Demolishes First "Visual Step" in Bridges Project

Gov. Beshear and Lt Gov. Jerry Abramson walk past one of the two buildings that will be preserved.
File photo

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.

The buildings also stand in the way of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Kentucky officials are now celebrating the first "visual step" that shows the $2.6 billion bridge project is moving forward, despite several bureaucratic processes that have yet to play out.

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Local News
2:51 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Bridges Project Passes Major Hurdle

A picture of the East End approach.
Artist's Rendering Bridges Authority


The Federal Highway Administration approved the bi-state authority’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. 

“We got by the biggest hurdle today," said Gary Valentine, project manager with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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