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June 16, 2020 2:58pm

Sherman Minton Renewal Project announces RFP and recommended plan for Bridge rehabilitation project

The Sherman Minton Renewal Project has announced the official Request for Proposals (RFP) to contractors and plan recommendations for the major bridge rehabilitation project in greater Louisville. The Sherman Minton Bridge is a key artery in our region, connecting Kentucky and Indiana and providing vital regional connectivity for businesses, workers, and consumers alike.

A press release announcing the RFP highlighted the importance of keeping the bridge open as much as possible during construction:

We studied several different options for Maintenance of Traffic, knowing a combination of these alternatives would likely be needed throughout the approximately three-year construction process.

The clear consensus from citizens: Keep the bridge open and accessible as much as possible throughout construction.

As a reflection of the public’s preference, the Project Team is recommending a plan that:

  • Ensures at least one lane of traffic in each direction will be open for nearly 95% of the estimated three-year construction period
  • Limits full closure of the bridge to a maximum of 54 days of the estimated 834 days of work
  • Limits the 54 days of closures to a maximum of nine consecutive days per direction in a calendar year and up to three 3-day weekends per direction per calendar year

GLI has been activity engaged in communicating the business community’s concerns to decision-makers for this project and holds a seat on the project’s Community Advisory Committee. Impacted businesses are strongly encouraged to continue sharing their views to GLI and learning more about this project. Lear more: http://shermanmintonrenewal.com/