Repair work will require lane closures on Kennedy Bridge | Transportation
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LOUISVILLE, KY - Upcoming repairs on the Kennedy Bridge will require some weekend lane closures beginning Friday evening, May 10. Two of the three southbound lanes of I-65 will be affected. The work, which will be limited to three weekends, will begin at 9 p.m. on Fridays and continue through 5 a.m. on Mondays.
The right two lanes of I-65 South will be closed from just north of the Kennedy Bridge in Jeffersonville, Ind., to the far south end of the bridge in downtown Louisville. Southbound traffic will be limited to one lane. The entrance ramp from Court Avenue in Jeffersonville to southbound I-65 will be closed during the weekend work.
All lanes and exit ramps at the south end of the Kennedy Bridge will remain open. The Exit 0 ramp from southbound I-65 to West Market Street in Jeffersonville will be open.
Walsh Construction, the design-build team building the Downtown Crossing, is doing the work as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project, which includes improvements to the Kennedy Bridge. Crews are making structural steel repairs and adding new steel cover plates. The new plates will be positioned and secured to the bridge using high strength bolts. A hydraulic crane will be used to hoist the plates in place.
Work is scheduled for the weekends of May 10-13, May 17-20 and May 31-June 3. No work is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.
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