Kentucky and Indiana have narrowed the list of finalists to build their respective portions of the Ohio River Bridges Project. 

Kentucky now has three finalists for the construction of a downtown Louisville bridge and the reworking of Spaghetti Junction. Indiana has selected four finalists for an east end bridge.

Transportation and other officials from the two states will meet with their finalist teams to develop their proposals. Kentucky is expected to select a winning team this fall; Indiana says it will have team in place by year’s end.

The $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project cleared a major hurdle last week when the federal government signed off on an environmental impact statement for the plan. It still must approve a record of decision, which is expected this summer.

The Kentucky finalists are:

Ohio River Transportation Constructors, a joint venture of Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Traylor Brothers Inc., Kokosing Construction Co. Inc., and Massman Construction Co.

Skanska, Flatiron, Dragados USA

Walsh Construction Company

The Indiana finalists are:

East End Mobility Partners

SNC-Lavalin Capital

John Laing Investments Limited

Zachry Resources, Inc.

Tutor Perini Corporation

Ohio River Mobility Group:

ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.

Hochtief PPP Solutions North America, Inc.

Skanska Infrastructure Development, Inc.

Flatiron Constructors, Inc.

Dragados USA, Inc.

Ohio River Transportation Partners

Infrared Capital Partners Limited

Balfour Beatty Capital

Kiewit Development Company

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Massman Construction Co.

WVB East End Partners

Walsh Investors, LLC

VINCI Concessions S.A.S.

Bilfinger Berger PI International Holding GmbH

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."