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Kennedy Bridge Repairs To Begin

The first phase of repair work on the Kennedy Bridge begins tonight.The right northbound lane of the bridge will be closed until 8:00pm on Friday to allow for structural repairs. The exit ramp to Jeffersonville, Exit 0, will remain open. Following a break for the Kentucky Derby, the right southbound lane will be closed starting Sunday evening, May 6 through Friday, May 11.Also, the ramp from eastbound Interstate-64 to northbound I-65 will be closed overnight, tonight through Tuesday. It will be shut down from 8:00 each evening until 5:00 the following morning.The major repair work will begin in mid-June, with the Kennedy Bridge being reduced to two lanes in each direction to allow for deck repairs.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.