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Traffic ALERT – northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges will continue Thursday and into this weekend

Traffic ALERT – northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges will continue Thursday and into this weekend

WMSK Staff

February 15th, 2017

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A northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville will continue on Thursday and into this weekend.

A northbound work zone is in place today for guardrail upgrades. It is expected to be in place until about 5 p.m., today.

On Thursday, February 16th, a contractor plans to restrict northbound traffic from approximately 8:30 a.m., CST, to about 2:30 p.m., to continue installation work on a solar navigation lighting system. The contractor will return with a northbound lane restriction starting at 9 p.m., Friday night, and continuing around the clock this weekend until sometime Sunday.

Northbound commuters should allow extra travel time. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

TEM Group is the prime contractor on the $600,864 solar navigation light upgrade project. The target completion date is May 1, 2017.

Another contractor is planning to start upgrades on the Henderson end of the southbound bridge approaches in coming weeks. Much of this work to prepare for a coming deck overlay on the southbound bridge can be completed without lane restrictions.

These projects on the US 41 Twin Bridges that have to be completed before the start of a major rehab planned along the US 41 Corridor. 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 of 2017. This joint project 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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