The City of New Albany advises residents of the following information provided by Erin Houchin, Southeast Indiana Regional Director U.S. Senator Dan Coats from The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Motorists crossing the Ohio River on the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge will need to allow some extra travel time in the coming weeks. The Kentucky Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work the week of January 14th to paint and repair sidewalks on the Indiana approach. Construction is scheduled for completion by April 15, 2013.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction 24 hours a day while crews paint the steel, replace handrails & sidewalks and repairing bridge expansion joints. The contractor is permitted two 30-day time periods for the lane closures, one for each side of the bridge. The first section of work is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 14.
Approximately 15,000 vehicles cross this bridge each day.
The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 25 MPH for the duration of the project. The project will be signed as a double fine work zone.
Actual starting date is subject to change in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.For construction and traffic updates, click HERE.