(WHAS11) -- Kentuckiana commuters anxious for a solution to the indefinite emergency closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge will hear a political message from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood when he tours the damaged bridge on Friday.
A news release from the federal agency says Lahood's comments at a media briefing following the tour will "call on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act and make significant investments in job-creating transportation projects across the country, and also to protect people’s safety and keep our economy moving."
While Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) is not appearing with President Barack Obama at the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, Beshear is scheduled to appear with Lahood at the Sherman Minton event on Friday.
Also scheduled to attend are the Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D), U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), U.S. Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY) and INDOT Commissioner Mike Cline.