Evening drivers face long delays across Kennedy Bridge


by WHAS11


Posted on June 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 22 at 6:27 PM

(WHAS11) -- If it's the views of Kentuckiana you're after, the slow creep on I-65 is the right place to be since you'll have plenty of time to view skylines and the river.

If you want to get somewhere quickly, on the other hand, the next two months could be a nightmare.

Construction began on the Kennedy Bridge to lengthy delays as far back as Watterson Expressway.

Drivers reported rush hour gridlock, taking them between 30 minutes and two hours to go a few miles into Indiana.

The northbound and southbound lanes of the Kennedy are down to two lanes each and interchange ramps are closed making things difficult.

Drivers detoured using the Clark Memorial Bridge and other highways.

Crews prepared for the concrete patching, asphalt resurfacing and bridge joint replacement by first removing the median wall for a temporary crossover lane. One lane of traffic will be driving on the opposite side of the bridge.

Construction will last through July, with all work expected to be completed by August 15.

Drivers should exercise patience and caution when going through work zones.