Work begins where the Downtown Crossing meets the Ind. approach

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by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 6:39 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11)—On Monday crews began work on the Indiana approach portion of the Downtown Crossing.

“It's the section of bridge that connects the big cable stay structure over the river to the roadway,” Walsh Construction’s Max Rowland said. 

Its 1,062 feet long and it will cross Riverside Drive, the floodwall, and Market Street.

“Our game plan is we want to be setting structural steel on this portion of the bridge in July,” Rowland said.

While work continues, the public is invited to get a closer look. Tours will start in March.

“You'll be able to get up on the Big Four Bridge. We will have someone there that will guide the tour and tell you more about this project that is going on,” Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Project Manager Andy Barber said.

There will be tours once a month through October, with a maximum of 25 people per tour. In the meantime, crews press on. There's lot of work to be done in the next two years.

“The big milestone that we are shooting for of course is that this portion of the structure needs to be finished ready for traffic by April  2016,” Rowland said.


 

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