Beshear says bridges project moving forward

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Associated Press

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 11:33 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the sale of $100 million in bonds for a long-sought project to build two new Ohio River bridges linking the Louisville area with southern Indiana.

Beshear said Friday that the bonds will enable people to see real progress on the massive public works project. The bulk of the bond money will be used to acquire and clear right of way.

The governor says the sale of bonds means the project is moving forward, and that the days of stop-and-start planning for the bridges are coming to an end.

The project calls for new bridges both downtown and between eastern Jefferson County, Ky., and Clark County, Ind., along with a reconfigured Spaghetti Junction interchange in Louisville.

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