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Kentucky: River Road closed Oct. 31 – November 2, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014 – River Road will be closed in the vicinity of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Timber Ridge Road October 31 – November 2, 2014. A detour will be set up for motorists who need to drive along this roadway.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.  If any such changes occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Kentucky: Blasting schedule for week of October 27, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014 – Blasting to prepare for the new tunnel in the east end of Louisville is scheduled to occur during the week of October 27, 2014.

Surface blasting is scheduled to occur near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic will be stopped on KY 841 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and U.S. 42, and on U.S. 42 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and Bridgepointe Boulevard.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting at this location (within 15 minutes) will be:

  • Monday, October 27, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 28, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 29, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 30, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 31, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 1, at about 9:30 a.m. and again at about 11:30 a.m.

Surface Blasting is also scheduled to occur near the intersection of Springdale Road and Wolf Pen Branch Road. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic will be stopped on Springdale Road at the Green Spring Drive intersection, and on Wolf Pen Branch Road from Wolf Pen Woods Drive to Green Spring Drive.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting at this location (within 15 minutes) will be:

  • Monday, October 27, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 28, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 29, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 30, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 31, at about 9:30 a.m., at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 1, at about 9:30 a.m. and again at about 11:30 a.m.

Tunnel Blasting: No tunnel blasting is scheduled to occur for the next several weeks. During this period, crews will be installing additional structural supports for the tunnel. Prior to resuming tunnel blasting, a schedule will be posted on the project website at www.kyinbridges.com.

NOTE: A message will be posted on the project website at www.kyinbridges.com Thursday of each week regarding the anticipated blasting schedule for the following week.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, blast times do occasionally change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com on Twitter @eastendcrossing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Kentucky: Lane restrictions on River Road October 27-31, 2014

Oct. 23, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions in Kentucky on River Road in the vicinity of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Timber Ridge Drive October 27-31, 2014 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. Flaggers will be present during this time to assist in guiding traffic. Motorists are asked to use caution when in the area.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Indiana: Blasting schedule for week of October 27, 2014

Oct. 23, 2014 – Blasting to prepare for the East End Crossing is scheduled to occur in Indiana during the week of October 27, 2014. Blasting will occur between Port Road and Upper River Road. These blasts do NOT require traffic stops.

The dates and approximate times will be:

  • Monday, October 27: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, October 28: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, October 29: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Thursday, October 30: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Friday, October 31: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, November 1: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 4 p.m.)

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, blast times do occasionally change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Indiana: Lane restrictions on Upper River Road October 27-31, 2014

Oct. 23, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions in Indiana on Upper River Road in the vicinity of the East End Crossing construction site October 27-31, 2014 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. Flaggers will be present during this time to assist in guiding traffic. Motorists are asked to use caution when in the area.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Indiana: Lane restrictions on SR 62 October 27-31, 2014

Oct. 23, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions on SR 62 in Indiana in the vicinity of the SR 265 and SR 62 interchange October 27-31, 2014 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. The lane restrictions will be in place for about a half mile in each direction of the interchange. Motorists are asked to use caution and drive slowly when driving in the area during this time.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Kentucky: Olde Creek Way closed through October 20, 2014

October 16, 2014 – The road closure for Olde Creek Way, the back entrance to the Bridgepointe subdivision, will continue through October 20, 2014. Residents will have to access the Bridgepointe subdivision through the front entrance off U.S. 42. Olde Creek Way will continue to be accessed by school buses during this time, but closed to residential traffic.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, these schedules may change. If any such changes occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Kentucky: Lane restrictions on River Road October 20-24, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions in Kentucky on River Road in the vicinity of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Timber Ridge Drive October 20-24, 2014 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. Flaggers will be present during this time to assist in guiding traffic. Motorists are asked to use caution when in the area.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Indiana: Lane restrictions on Upper River Road October 20-24, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions in Indiana on Upper River Road in the vicinity of the East End Crossing construction site October 20-24, 2014 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. Flaggers will be present during this time to assist in guiding traffic. Motorists are asked to use caution when in the area.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Indiana: Lane restrictions on SR 62 October 20-24, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions on SR 62 in Indiana in the vicinity of the SR 265 and SR 62 interchange October 20-24, 2014 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. The lane restrictions will be in place for about a half mile in each direction of the interchange. Motorists are asked to use caution and drive slowly when driving in the area during this time.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.


Construction is taking place on existing highways; however, two lanes of interstate traffic, going both ways, will always be open. Some ramps may be blocked for short or extended periods of time. When possible, this website will give at least 30 days of advance notice for traffic control activities.