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Kentucky: No surface or tunnel blasting to occur until early 2015

Nov. 26, 2014 – Surface blasting in Kentucky is complete for 2014. It will resume in early 2015 near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, and near the intersection of Springdale Road and Wolf Pen Branch Road.

Tunnel blasting, which was halted in late September, is not scheduled to occur again until early 2015. During this period, crews will be installing additional structural supports for the tunnel.

Prior to resuming tunnel and surface blasting, a schedule will be posted on the project website at www.kyinbridges.com.

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 Dec. 1, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 – Blasting is scheduled to occur in Indiana between Port Road and Upper River Road during the week of Dec. 1, 2014. These blasts do NOT require traffic stops.

The dates and approximate times will be:

  • Monday, December 1: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, December 2: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, December 3: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Thursday, December 4: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Friday, December 5: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, December 6: Several blasts in the morning (after 9 a.m.) and several blasts in the afternoon (before 7 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.


Kentucky: Lane restrictions on River Road December 1-5, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions in Kentucky on River Road in the vicinity of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Timber Ridge Drive December 1-5, 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 December 1-5, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions on SR 62 in Indiana in the vicinity of the SR 265 and SR 62 interchange December 1-5, 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.


Indiana: Lane restrictions on Upper River Road December 1-5, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions in Indiana on Upper River Road in the vicinity of the East End Crossing construction site December 1-5, 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.


Reminder: River Road in Kentucky closed Nov. 21-23, 2014

Nov. 20, 2014 – River Road will be closed in the vicinity of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Timber Ridge Road beginning the evening of Nov. 21 through the evening of Nov. 23. 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: Lane restrictions on River Road November 24-26, 2014

Nov. 20, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions in Kentucky on River Road in the vicinity of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Timber Ridge Drive November 24-26, 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 November 24-26, 2014

Nov. 20, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions in Indiana on Upper River Road in the vicinity of the East End Crossing construction site November 24-26, 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 November 24-26, 2014

Nov. 20, 2014 – There will be lane restrictions on SR 62 in Indiana in the vicinity of the SR 265 and SR 62 interchange November 24-26, 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: Blasting schedule for week of Nov. 24, 2014

Nov. 20, 2014 – Blasting to prepare for the new tunnel in the east end of Louisville is scheduled to occur during the week of November 24, 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, November 24, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 25, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.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, November 24, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 25, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.

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.


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.