Drivers traveling on Interstate 65 between Kentucky and Indiana will need to re-route starting next week. The John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge will be shut down for approximately six months effective Tuesday, Jan. 19, according to the Ohio River Bridges Project.
Currently, only one lane is open for traffic going from I-65 south to I-64 east and I-71 north. The last remaining lane is expected to close on the night of Monday, Jan. 18, and be completely closed by 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Truckers can use the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge, which will continue to keep traffic flowing on Interstate 65, both northbound and southbound. I-65 southbound motorists heading to I-64 and I-71 N will require alternate routes. Signed detours will direct travelers to I-265 and I-264.
One lane connecting I-65 south to I-64 west, I-64 east and I-71 north will open in late July. All other lanes will remain closed until the project is completed in late 2016.
Construction is part of the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. New floor systems are being built and are expected to increase the life of the 52-year-old bridge to “decades,” according to a press release.
For more information, visit the Ohio River Brides website at KyInBridges.com.
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