Sherman Minton Bridge refurbishment: “Construction is scheduled to start in early 2021 and take two to three years.”

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All we can do at this point is humbly beseech Horseshoe/Caesar/Whatever the multi-national gaming entity is calling itself this decade to help save us from a total shutdown.

Sherman Minton Bridge project public meetings set for next week, by Marcus Green (WDRB)

There are two public meetings scheduled next week for the major rehabilitation of the Sherman Minton Bridge, according to the project’s website. The $92 million work involves replacing both roadways of the Sherman Minton, a double-decked bridge that carries Interstate 64 eastbound traffic below and westbound traffic above, and resurfacing work in New Albany.

Next week’s meetings will include options for managing traffic during construction and getting public input, among other topics.

All we really want to know is the price, as opposed to the cost.

“A full closure of the bridge would provide full access for construction and reduce the timeline and costs, but would force vehicles onto another route. A combination of maintenance of traffic options is likely to be used,” according to a post on the project’s website Monday. A spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

But of course. Meanwhile here’s the reality check.

Construction is scheduled to start in early 2021 and take two to three years.

The meetings are 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 23 at the Chestnut Street Family YMCA (930 W. Chestnut St., Louisville) and 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25 at the The Calumet Club (1614 East Spring Street, New Albany).

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