Indiana and Kentucky transportation officials say a major piece of the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project is on pace to open to traffic in October, while the rest is set to open by the end of the year. The refurbished John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge will provide access from I-65 South to I-64 West, I-64 East and I-71 North. Crews are replacing more than 3.5 million pounds of steel as part of the process to install a new flooring system on the 52 year-old span.

The Kennedy bridge will carry six lanes southbound, while the adjacent Abraham Lincoln Bridge will have six northbound lanes. The East End Crossing is a new span that will bypass downtown Louisville traffic congestion.

The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have also released new aerial footage of the four-lane East End Crossing.

See an overview of the full East End Crossing project:

Take a closer look at the most recent developments:

Take a virtual tour of a never-before-seen look at the 1,700 foot-long twin tunnels on the Kentucky side, the second-longest tunnels in the state:

Videos provided by the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project.

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