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NO LANE RESTRICTIONS on US 41 Twin Bridge Monday or Tuesday.

NO LANE RESTRICTIONS on US 41 Twin Bridge Monday or Tuesday.

Bill Stephens

April 3rd, 2017



A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will not require a work zone lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Monday & Tuesday, April 3 & 4, 2017.

The contractor will be working at various locations under the bridge structure as weather allows, but there will be no lane restriction on Monday or Tuesday. By sometime Tuesday afternoon the contractor should be able to announce work plans for the remainder of the week.

Again, there will be NO LANE RESTRICTION on the US 41 Twin Bridges Monday or Tuesday.

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

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 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.

Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.

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