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Twin Bridges Daytime Lane Restriction moved to Wednesday 05-03-17.

Twin Bridges Daytime Lane Restriction moved to Wednesday 05-03-17.

WMSK Staff

May 2nd, 2017

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Traffic ADVISORY

Due to a scheduling issue, a daytime lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges originally planned forTuesday, has been moved to WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017.

This daytime lane restriction on Wednesday is to allow an inspection of recently installed navigation lights and an inspection of ongoing repairs.

Northbound motorists traveling the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson and Evansville should be prepared to encounter a work zone lane restriction starting at approximately 8:30 a.m., CDT, on WEDNESDAY morning. This daytime work zone is expected to be in place for 2 to 3 hours.

Once the inspection work is completed on the northbound bridge, the work zone lane restriction will move to the southbound bridge. This move to the southbound bridge is expected to take place between about 11:00 a.m. and 12 Noon, on WEDNESDAY. The southbound work zone lane restriction is expected to be in place for 2 to 3 hours.

All traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane on WEDNESDAY.

Motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the Twin Bridges during the day on WEDNESDAY.

Again, there will be no lane restriction on Tuesday as the work has moved to Wednesday.

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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