Heavy Haul Road Opens in Clark County
Truck drivers hauling industrial goods from the Ports of Indiana at Jeffersonville to River Ridge Commerce Center now have a new path, specifically built for heavy loads. The Indiana Department of Transportation cut the ribbon Thursday on the final leg of the Heavy Haul Transportation Corridor.
Construction began in late 2019 on the two-lane roadway in Clark County designed to withstand vehicle weights of up to 134,000 pounds. INDOT says the project cost $14.5 million.
“The Ports of Indiana is thrilled for the new Heavy Haul Road to open,” said Andrea Hermer, Ports of Indiana chief operating officer. “The road not only provides direct access from the new East End Crossing bridge right to our Port facilities, but it also connects the Ports of Indiana – Jeffersonville to the River Ridge Commerce Center, allowing new freight opportunities for truck and river/barge shipments.”
INDOT says the HHTC is needed to meet the current and future demands of expanding commercial and industrial development in the region. It says without this project much of the increasing truck traffic would mix with local traffic.