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Kennedy Bridge Repair Work Winding Down

The Kennedy Memorial Bridge deck replacement project is nearly complete. The $18 million repair job began June 21, forcing the closure of two or more lanes of traffic in each direction, shutting down several ramps and causing daily traffic delays.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’sAndrea Clifford says all lanes and ramps at the bridge are scheduled to be open by next Wednesday, August 1."The overall contract completion date was August 15, but once the contractors got started with their lane closures they were given a certain number of days to have them complete, so they’re hitting right at that schedule," she said.Clifford says the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 64 to northbound I-65 will re-open to traffic at 5:00am Monday.  It has been closed since late June.

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