Clark Memorial Bridge to shut down for 6 weeks beginning July 8

Clark Memorial Bridge to shut down for 6 weeks beginning July 8

Clark Memorial Bridge to shut down for 6 weeks beginning July 8

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by News release

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 1 at 1:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 1, 2014) – The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge (Second Street Bridge) is scheduled to close Tuesday, July 8. The closure is expected to begin around midnight, with the bridge closed to vehicular, bike and foot traffic.

Indiana Side:

Work scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 8:

•    The Clark Memorial Bridge is scheduled to close Tuesday, July 8 for intensive work on the Indiana approach to the bridge, building new US 31 entrance and exit ramps to and from Court Avenue. The bridge is expected to remain closed for about six weeks.

In addition, the following closures and lane restrictions are expected this week and next week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

Work Currently Underway:

Louisville Streets:

•    Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street is scheduled to be closed through Thursday, July 3 for demolition work. It’s expected to reopen by 5 p.m. Thursday. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Witherspoon Street from Adams Street to River Road is scheduled to be closed through Sunday, July 6 for demolition work in the area. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Intermittent closures are scheduled on Frankfort Avenue from Story Avenue to River Road through Thursday, July 31 for work in the area. Local access will be available between Story Avenue and Washington Street. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Intermittent closures are scheduled on Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Floyd Street through Tuesday, July 15 for demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Intermittent closures are scheduled on Main Street from Hancock Street and Jackson Street through Tuesday, July 15 for demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Intermittent closures are scheduled on Market Street from Jackson Street to Hancock Street through Tuesday, July 15 for demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Intermittent closures are scheduled on Floyd Street from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Liberty Street through Tuesday, July 15 for demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Intermittent closures are scheduled on Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street through Tuesday, July 15 for demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Intermittent closures are scheduled on Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street through Tuesday, July 15 for demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Intermittent closures are scheduled on Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street through Tuesday, July 15 for demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

Work Scheduled for This Week:

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 1:

•    The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday, July 1-Thursday, July 3 for pile driving. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Only one lane of I-64 West from the Story Avenue ramp to the I-65 split is scheduled to be open overnight Tuesday, July 1-Thursday, July 3 for pile driving. Lane closures are expected to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. each day.

•    One lane of I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday, July 1-Thursday, July 3 for pile driving and electrical work. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

•    One lane of I-65 North from just past Brook Street to the Kennedy Bridge is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday, July 1-Thursday, July 3 for pile driving. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 2:

•    The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North is scheduled to close overnight Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3 for demolition work. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days. A signed detour will be in place.

•    One lane of I-64 East from 9th Street to the Kennedy Bridge is scheduled to close overnight Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3 for demolition work. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

Work scheduled for Thursday, July 3:

•    Rolling closures are expected project-wide Thursday, July 3 for pothole patching. Work is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Work Scheduled for Next Week:

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled to begin Monday, July 7:

•    The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is scheduled to close overnight Monday, July 7-Saturday, July 12 for pile driving. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Only one lane of I-64 West from the Story Avenue ramp to the I-65 split is scheduled to be open overnight Monday, July 7-Saturday, July 12 for pile driving. Lane closures are expected to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. each day.

•    One lane of I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard is scheduled to close overnight Monday, July 7-Saturday, July 12 for pile driving and electrical work. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

•    One lane of I-65 North from just past Brook Street to the Kennedy Bridge is scheduled to close overnight Monday, July 7-Saturday, July 12 for pile driving. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

•    The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North is scheduled to close overnight Monday, July 7-Saturday, July 12 for demolition work. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day. A signed detour will be in place.

•    One lane of I-64 East from 9th Street to the Kennedy Bridge is scheduled to close overnight Monday, July 7-Saturday, July 12 for demolition work. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

Work scheduled for Thursday, July 10:

•    Rolling closures are expected project-wide Thursday, July 10 for pothole patching. Work is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Continuing Closures and Restrictions:

Kentucky Side:

•    The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed July 15, 2013 and is expected to be closed through the spring of 2016.

•    I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street has been reduced from three through lanes of traffic to two, with the right lane a mandatory exit to Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The lane reduction is expected to continue into 2015.

•    The right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed July 15, 2013 and is expected to be closed through 2016.

Indiana Side:

•    Broadway Street has closed from Court Avenue to 6th Street. This includes the closure of the 6th Street ramp to I-65 North. These are permanent closures.

•    7th Street has closed from Missouri Avenue to Broadway Street. This is a permanent closure.

•    VFW Boulevard has closed from 7th Street to 9th Street. This is a permanent closure.
                                                                                                     
•    US 31-South (Exit Ramp 1) from Brown Station Way to Stansifer Avenue has been reduced to two lanes.

•    US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, has been reduced to one lane.  Vehicles are still able to exit onto 10th Street.

•    The northbound collector distributor ramp in Jeffersonville has been reduced to one lane between 10th Street and Stansifer Avenue. The closure will be in place through late 2015.

•    Missouri Avenue is closed between Court Avenue and S. Clark Boulevard for extensive utility work in the area. It’s expected to remain closed into July 2014.

•    Lane restrictions are in place on the Indiana approach to the Clark Memorial Bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane on US 31 South and US 31 North from just south of Court Avenue to the bridge. The restrictions are expected to be in place until early July, when the Clark Memorial Bridge is scheduled to close for about six weeks.

The actual starting date and duration for the work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur. Also, given the aggressive overall construction schedule for the project, Walsh DBT may shift work schedules when opportunities arise. Find all of the latest traffic information at www.kyinbridges.com.
 

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