Massive bridge project right on track

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by Chelsea Rabideau

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 11:26 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – For the first time since the Ohio River Bridges Project got underway, we’re now able to envision how Spaghetti Junction will look when it’s redesigned. If you’ve driven by it in the last few days, you can see a clear picture of the final project.

Construction is right on track for a December 2016 completion date. But, after all the talk, we’re now finally getting a concrete vision of what the new downtown interchanges and bridge will look like. It’s tough to see through traffic cones and construction crews, but the project is taking shape. Towers are beginning to rise out of the water and the once twisted Spaghetti Junction is straightening out.

“Seeing it actually get going, not just in the river, but what’s been going on with the Spaghetti interchange and what’s going on in southern Indiana. All sections of the project are underway,” Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project manager Andy Barber said.

There are still many twists and turns of this enormous project to be navigated. But, progress is being made.

“Well, it’s very exciting certainly. It’s a project that’s been talked about for a long, long time,” Barber said.

Drilling is underway at pier six on the Indiana shoreline. I-65 is growing wider on both sides of the river with ramps and lanes being reworked to improve safety.

In Louisville, several surface streets like Witherspoon from Adams Street to River Road and Jackson from Jefferson to Market will be closed until Saturday, Oct. 19 for pile driving.
 

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