Good news for Henderson and Evansville area motorists. There are no lane restrictions on the US 41 Twin Bridges today. Motorists traveling the US 41 Twin Bridges NORTHBOUND are getting a break from work zone lane restrictions because a contractor has completed a detailed inspection of the NORTHBOUND side of the bridges. That means no additional NORTHBOUND lane restrictions are planned at this time.
For the next few days inspectors will using portable man-lifts to work underneath the SOUTHBOUND bridge, avoiding the need for traffic restrictions over the next few days.
However, the inspection team plans SOUTHBOUND lane restrictions starting Monday, August 20,2012. At this time, plans call for all SOUTHBOUND traffic to move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone starting at about 8:00 a.m., CDT, Monday, and continuing through next week. The SOUTBOUND work zone traffic restriction is expected to remain in place until about 3:00 p.m., each day.
SOUTHBOUND motorists should be prepared to merge starting near the weigh station and be fully moved to the left-hand lane by the time they reach the end of the bridge. Motorists can do their part to reduce traffic snarls by practicing patience and courtesy as they enter this work zone.
The lane restrictions are to allow a detailed inspection of the bridge structure. Engineers are using a Snooper Truck to access the deck substructure on the bridge. To speed the inspection process, a climb team will be inspecting the bridge superstructure.