Full closure of Ohio River bridge to begin next week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials are preparing for the complete closure of an Ohio River bridge at Louisville to allow construction crews to make improvements to the 52-year-old bridge.

One lane of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge is currently open to traffic, but officials say that lane is expected to close overnight Monday.

Full closure of the bridge is expected to last about six months.

Crews are installing a new floor system to the bridge.

Work started in December after the Abraham Lincoln Bridge opened to traffic. As the project continues, the Lincoln Bridge will continue to carry both northbound and southbound traffic on Interstate 65.

Officials say one lane of the Kennedy Bridge is expected to reopen in late July. They say the bridge’s remaining lanes will be closed until late 2016.


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