Inspection Work Complete for Sherman Minton Bridge, Ramp Improvements Scheduled to Begin in May

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New Albany, IN – Bridge inspections were completed on April 15 as part of the Sherman Minton Renewal project. The inspection work will verify bridge repairs planned for construction which is scheduled to start in June of this year.

Prior to the commencement of bridge repairs crews will make improvements to alternate routes, including some of the ramps at the I-65/I-265 interchange and the I-64/I-265 interchange. The ramp improvements, scheduled to begin May 17 and lasting approximately two weeks, will require shoulder restrictions. The timeline is subject to change due to potential weather delays.

The ramp movements and interstate lanes that will be affected by the construction are:

I-65 / I-265 Interchange
I-265 east to I-65 south ramp
I-65 south reduced to 2 lanes at I-265 overpass

I-64 / I-265 Interchange
I-265 to I-64 west ramp
I-64 east to I-265 ramp
I-64 westbound reduced to 2 lanes at Captain Frank Road

Reduced speed signs will be posted during construction in these areas and workers will be present. Please be safe, obey all signage and don’t drive distracted.

Following completion of the ramp improvements, lane restrictions on the Sherman Minton Bridge will begin in early June. This will reduce both eastbound and westbound traffic to two lanes in each direction in preparation of painting and deck replacement. A detailed update on this work will be provided in the coming weeks.

About The Sherman Minton Renewal Project

The Sherman Minton Renewal Project is a $90+ million bridge rehabilitation and painting project that will significantly extend the service life of the 57-year-old bridge. The double-decked bridge carries six lanes of traffic (I-64 and US 150) over the Ohio River connecting Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN.

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