The City of New Albany received a press release from the Indiana Department of Transportation regarding closures on the Sherman Minton Bridge this weekend (starting 9/14/18). The full press release is below.
INDOT: I-64 Closures on Sherman Minton Bridge This Weekend
Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for pavement repairs on the Sherman Minton bridge has revised its scheduled operation for this weekend’s lane closures. Instead of restricting a single lane of Interstate 64 in each direction, E & B Paving requires closing two eastbound I-64 lanes to accommodate pavement patching on the lower bridge deck.
The Clarksville-based contractor will mill and jackhammer identified problem pavement locations on the Sherman Minton bridge’s eastbound right and center lanes, then pour concrete patches.
This weekend’s eastbound I-64 double lane closure will now begin at 9 p.m. Friday (SEPT 14). Motorists have continuous bridge access from New Albany to Louisville via the remaining open lane – which will be restricted to eleven feet in width. All I-64 lanes will be open to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday (SEPT 17). No upper deck/westbound I-64 lanes will be impacted.
INDOT anticipates single-lane closures in each direction on the 2,053-foot-long Sherman Minton bridge during subsequent weekend hours between 7 p.m. Fridays through 6 a.m. Mondays.
Motorists should anticipate significant traffic queues. Traffic count at the bridge exceeds 90,000 vehicles per day.
Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprorgram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media sites: www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast. Subscribe to receive text and email alerts at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new