S. Ind. city OKs moving 5 homes for bridge project

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Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana city has approved relocating five historic homes that are in the path of a new Ohio River bridge linking Indiana and Kentucky.

The Jeffersonville Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved the relocation plans that are part of a settlement between preservation groups and Indiana and Kentucky officials. The two states agreed to dedicate $1.7 million to a historic preservation and enhancement fund.

The relocation of the five homes in downtown Jeffersonville was given priority consideration for that funding with a preference that they be moved within Jeffersonville's historic district.

The News & Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/12M1wpq ) that all but one of the homes has a lot on which it will be relocated as part of the new Interstate 65 bridge between Jeffersonville and Louisville, Ky.

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Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind., http://www.newsandtribune.com

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