Kennedy Bridge construction means an end to potholes for commuters

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by Bryan Baker

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 22 at 12:50 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Slow traffic is already a reality. Now it will get worse with the construction that kicked off 8 p.m. Thursday on the Kennedy Bridge. It will last through the end of July and also includes several ramp bridges in the I-65/I-64 interchange, work that will finish by August 15.
 
Just two lanes will flow on the northbound and southbound sides of I-65. Crews will patch concrete, repair expansion joints, and resurface the bridge deck -- which spells an end to those pesky potholes.
 
Relief is hardly a word associated with construction gridlock, but this time it's the end product, a smoother ride across the Ohio River to either Indiana or Kentucky, that drivers are focusing on.
 
The delay in work is in part because of the Sherman Minton Bridge's problems found in September.
 
The Kennedy is expected to need no more work until the East End Bridge project begins.
 
Click the video to hear what drivers and state officials have to say.
 

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