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KYTC Prepares For Bridge Reopening

Thursday February 16, 2012

Concrete barrier walls to be replaced with temporary barricades

Louisville, Ky. (February 16, 2012) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is preparing for the reopening of the Sherman Minton Bridge by moving concrete barrier walls and replacing them with orange barrels and signs. Because of the time and equipment required, removal of the heavy barriers has to begin days in advance of the bridge reopening. Barrier wall will be removed from the following locations beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17th:

· Westbound Interstate 64 approaching the Sherman Minton Bridge

· Westbound Interstate 264 (Georgia Davis Powers Expressway) approaching the Sherman Minton Bridge

· Westbound Interstate 64 ramps to Interstate 65

As was the case when the Sherman Minton Bridge first closed, KYTC crew members will be stationed at these locations to prevent motorists from moving the temporary barricades and driving on these ramps prior to the bridge opening.

KYTC crews will also re-stripe the pavement on westbound I-64 at the ramps to I-65 as weather and temperatures permit.

The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Traffic information for the District 5 counties is also available at