A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict SOUTHBOUND traffic to one lane OVERNIGHT on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on Monday & Tuesday, July 30 & 31, 2012. The overnight lane restriction is to allow bridge deck patching work along the southbound bridge using a high strength poly-patch fiber concrete. The work is being scheduled at night to reduce traffic disruptions and to avoid daytime heat issues that might impact the quality of materials used for the patching.
Southbound motorists traveling the US 41 Twin Bridges can expect to encounter one lane traffic starting at 7:00 p.m., CDT, on Monday and Tuesday evening. Motorists should slow down and be alert for merging traffic on the southbound bridge approach. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment and construction personnel will be working on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. The southbound lane restriction should be removed by 6:00 a.m., the following morning. An enhanced police presence has been requested for this work zone.
The US 41 Twin Bridges, also known as the Bi-State Viet Nam Gold Star Memorial Bridges, are located at US 41 mile point 19.649 about a mile south of the Kentucky-Indiana State Line. They carry approximately 37,000 vehicles per day across the Ohio River between Henderson, KY, and Evansville, IN. The bridges are located about a mile downstream from the confluence of the Green River and the Ohio River at Ohio River navigation mile point 786.8. The northbound bridge was opened to traffic on July 4, 1932. The southbound bridge was opened to traffic in December 1966.
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