updated: 8/30/2012 7:55:29 AM
Officials will break ground this morning on a major economic development project. The estimated $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project will connect southeast Indiana with Louisville. Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2017.
August 29, 2012
Jeffersonville, Ind. -- After decades of discussion, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez will join other federal, state and local officials at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville to break ground on the Ohio River Bridges Project. A month ago, Indiana awarded the first construction contract for a 3,000-foot alignment of Old Salem Road that will form part of the first exit on the Indiana side of the future East End Bridge.
WHO: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and other federal, state and local officials
WHAT: Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project groundbreaking
WHEN: 10 a.m. local time on Thursday, August 30, 2012
WHERE: Enter the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville at the intersection of Utica Pike and Loop Road. A map and directions can be found at: http://updates.kyinbridges.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Map-to-Port-of-Jeffersonville.pdf
Source: Indiana Department of Transportation