East End Crossing (Ky. and Ind.): Traffic Alerts & Blasting Schedule

East End Crossing (Ky. and Ind.): Traffic Alerts & Blasting Schedule

East End Crossing (Ky. and Ind.): Traffic Alerts & Blasting Schedule

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 4 at 3:34 PM

East End Crossing (Kentucky and Indiana): Traffic Alerts & Blasting Schedule
 
Kentucky: Springdale Road closed April 14-17
Springdale Road, in the vicinity of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Clipping Cross Road, will be closed for 96 hours beginning April 14, 2014 at 9 a.m. (previously scheduled for April 7-11). This closure is required so that a new Springdale Road and Wolf Pen Branch road intersection can be constructed. 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: Wolf Pen Branch Road restricted to one-lane of traffic beginning April 14
East and west-bound traffic on Wolf Pen Branch Road, in the vicinity of Springdale Road to Old Creek Way, will be restricted to one lane of traffic beginning Monday, April 14, 2014 (previously scheduled to begin April 11). This arrangement will likely continue for 6 months. Alternating bi-directional traffic will be maintained and regulated by traffic lights during this time.

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 April 7

Blasting to prepare for the new tunnel in the east end of Louisville is scheduled to occur near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841 during the week of April 7.

Tunnel Blasting: Underground tunnel blasting, which began Jan. 15, 2014, in the east end of Louisville near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, does NOT require traffic stops. This blasting takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. The noise from blasts may be noticeable, but the blasts pose no risk to the traveling public and local residents. Construction for the underground tunnel requires 24-hour work activities Monday through Saturday, and will continue throughout 2014.

The dates and approximate times for tunnel blasting will be:

•    Monday, April 7, at about 7:15 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
•    Tuesday, April 8, at about 7:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
•    Wednesday, April 9, at about 7:15 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
•    Thursday, April 10, at about 7:15 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
•    Friday, April 11, at about 7:15 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.


Surface Blasting: Surface blasting, which began in June 2013, does require traffic stops. Surface blasting also takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic stops during the blasts will occur 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 (within 15 minutes) will be:
•    Monday, April 7, at about 2:15 p.m.
•    Tuesday, April 8, at about 2:15 p.m.
•    Wednesday, April 9, at about 2:15 p.m.
•    Thursday, April 10, at about 2:15 p.m.
•    Friday, April 11, at about 2:15 p.m.


In addition to the tunnel and surface blasting taking place at the intersection of KY 841 and U.S. 42, surface blasting will take place at the north portal of the tunnel. The north portal is located in the vicinity of Shadow Wood Lane and Shadow Wood Drive. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting at the north portal (within 15 minutes) will be:
•    Monday, April 7, at about 3 p.m.
•    Tuesday, April 8, at about 3 p.m.
•    Wednesday, April 9, at about 3 p.m.
•    Thursday, April 10, at about 3 p.m.
•    Friday, April 11, at about 3 p.m.


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. Pre-blast surveys are ongoing; no blasting will occur within 500 feet of any residence prior to the completion of a pre-blast survey for that residence.

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: Blasting schedule for week of April 7
Blasting to prepare for the East End Crossing is scheduled to occur in Indiana, just east of Utica, between the Ohio River and Salem Road during the week of April 7. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped on Upper River Road for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public.

The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) will be:

•    Monday, April 7, at about 4:30 p.m.
•    Tuesday, April 8, at about 4:30 p.m.
•    Wednesday, April 9, at about 4:30 p.m.
•    Thursday, April 10, at about 4:30 p.m.
•    Friday, April 11, at about 4:30 p.m.


Blasting will also take place in Indiana just north of the blasting location above. These blasts do NOT require traffic stops.

The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) will be:
•    Monday, April 7, at about 5 p.m.
•    Tuesday, April 8, at about 5 p.m.
•    Wednesday, April 9, at about 5 p.m.
•    Thursday, April 10, at about 5 p.m.
•    Friday, April 11, at about 5 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 SR 62 April 7-11

There will be lane restrictions on SR 62 in Indiana in the vicinity of the SR 265 and SR 62 interchange April 7-11. The lane restrictions will be in place for about a half mile in each direction of the interchange. Residents 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.  If any such changes occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.
 

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