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Southbound NIGHT Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges at HENDERSON starting JAN 12

Southbound NIGHT Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges at HENDERSON starting JAN 12

Bill Stephens

January 13th, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans night lane restrictions on the southbound lanes of US 41 Twin Bridges between Evansville and Henderson starting Tuesday night, January 12, 2016.

Southbound lane restrictions on the US 41 Twin Bridges are expected between about 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., CST, to allow use of high-strength concrete for repairs to the driving surface of both bridges.

This is a resumption of night work that starting back in mid-December. The work is being scheduled at night to help minimize traffic disruptions. This crew will be on site anytime temperatures and weather conditions allow until the work is completed.

The lane configuration in this southbound work zone may vary to facilitate the required work. This nighttime deck repair work on the southbound lanes of the US 41 Twin Bridges is expected to take about 2 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

The US 41 Twin Bridges, also known as the Bi-State Viet Nam Gold Star Memorial Bridges, are located at US 41 mile point 19.649 about a mile south of the Kentucky-Indiana State Line. They carry approximately 37,000 vehicles per day across the Ohio River between Henderson, KY, and Evansville, IN.

The bridges are located about a mile downstream from the confluence of the Green River and the Ohio River at Ohio River navigation mile point 786.8.

The northbound bridge was opened to traffic on July 4, 1932. The southbound bridge was opened to traffic on December 16, 1965.

The Twin Bridges have a total length of 5, 393.6 ft. with a 720 ft. main navigation span. The bridge superstructure is a Warren cantilevered through-truss design.

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