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Traffic ADVISORY – NORTHBOUND work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson to continue THIS WEEKEND.

Traffic ADVISORY – NORTHBOUND work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson to continue THIS WEEKEND.

WMSK Staff

March 24th, 2017

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to continue a NORTHBOUND work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson THIS WEEKEND.

While there is a significant chance of rain this weekend, the contractor plans to continue work on the northbound bridge on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2017, during daylight hours as weather allows. On Saturday and Sunday all northbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in the work zone.

This daytime work zone on the northbound bridge is expected to be in place from approximately 7 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Again, this work is weather dependent.

Northbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the US 41 Twin Bridges. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

The contractor has committed to minimizing lane restrictions by doing as much work as possible underneath the bridge structure. However, lane restrictions are required to facilitate much of the work on the northbound bridge. The the contractor anticipates being able to provide a work zone schedule for next week once they evaluate how much work is completed during the day on Saturday.

Hall Contracting is the prime contractor on this $527,000 steel upgrade to both the southbound and northbound bridges. This project has a target completion date of April 15, 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 in mid-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 starting in May. 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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