The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
This northbound lane restriction is to allow the Kentucky Transportation Research Center to replace batteries on the barge collision monitoring system mounted on the bridge piers.
This northbound lane restriction is expected to be in place from approximately 8:30 a.m., CDT, to about 2:30 p.m., Wednesday. All northbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone.
Northbound motorists should be prepared to encounter slowing and merging traffic starting around the entrance to Audubon Park. Motorists should use appropriate caution in this work zone where equipment and maintenance personnel will be on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow.
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 on December 16,1965.
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