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Downtown Crossing construction begins (VIDEO)

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On June 20, 2013 @ 10:32 am In News & Analysis | No Comments

An illustration shows the Downtown Crossing next to Kennedy Bridge with Slugger Field and Louisville's Riverfront Park in the background. (Photo: Ohio River Bridges Project)

An illustration shows the Downtown Crossing next to Kennedy Bridge with Slugger Field and Louisville’s Riverfront Park in the background. (Photo: Ohio River Bridges Project)

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock on Tuesday broke ground on the $1.3 billion Downtown Crossing.

The federally funded second half of the Ohio River Bridges project is expected to carry more than 242,000 motorists daily.

The Ohio River Bridges project–one of the largest projects in the U.S.–is expected to be completed in 2016. Planning for the Kentucky-Indiana project began in 1969, and work began last fall.

The project will widen I-65 from seven to 12 lanes over the Ohio River in downtown Louisville and will feature a reconstructed Kennedy Interchange where I-64, I-65, and I-71 converge.

For more information about the Ohio River Bridges project, visit kyinbridges.com.

Check out the video below to see an animation of the completed Downtown Crossing portion of the project.




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