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Traffic ADVISORY – contractor plans a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Sat. & Sun., April 8th & 9th

Traffic ADVISORY – contractor plans a northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Sat. & Sun., April 8th & 9th

WMSK Staff

April 4th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a northbound work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, 2017.

This northbound lane restriction on the Twin Bridges during daylight hours is to allow ongoing repairs to the bridge structure. This northbound lane restriction is expected to be in place from approximately 6 a.m., CDT, to approximately 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

All northbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in the work zone. Motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the Twin Bridges this weekend.

The contractor has committed to minimizing lane restrictions by doing as much work as possible underneath the bridge structure.

The contractor will evaluate progress this weekend and determine the need for lane restrictions next week.

Due to heavy holiday traffic, the contractor will not be working the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of Easter Weekend, April 13-16, 2017. There will be no lane restrictions during the Easter holiday driving period.

Hall Contracting is the prime contractor on this $527,000 steel upgrade to both the southbound and northbound bridges. Due to some additional work that may be required, the target completion date has been moved to May 5, 2017.

Another contractor has some guardrail work to complete along the approaches to the US 41 Twin Bridges in coming weeks.

These maintenance projects on the US 41 Twin Bridges have to be completed before the start of a major rehab planned along the US 41 Corridor scheduled to start in early-May. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are planning a major 3-year rehabilitation project along the US 41 Corridor between the US 41 Twin Bridges and the I-69 Interchange at the south edge of Evansville. This joint project headed by INDOT includes a deck overlay driving surface on the southbound bridge. For more information go to: http://www.in.gov/indot/3459.htm

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 40,000 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 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.

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

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