The commonwealth is home to nearly 14,000 bridges and 80,000 miles of roadway, and they are in terrible shape, says Reps Miller and Santoro.
KYTC announced plans this week for a major design-build project that will advance construction of more than 100 bridges in eastern and southeastern Kentucky. The project is part of the state’s Bridging Kentucky Program, a statewide initiative that represents an unprecedented commitment by Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly to improve the safety and soundness of bridges throughout the Commonwealth, restoring more than 1,000 bridges in six years.
The Sherman Minton Renewal is a $90+ million rehabilitation project that will significantly extend the service life of the 56-year-old bridge. The double-decked bridge carries six lanes of traffic over the Ohio River connecting Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN.