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Construction of Downtown Louisville Bridge to Begin July 1

Construction is scheduled to begin July 1 newdowntown Louisville bridge running parallel to the Kennedy,The Ohio River Bridges Project announced.The bridge is expected to open in three years.Pre-construction work—such as surveys, test boring and building removal—will be increasing in the next few weeks. The Ohio River Bridges Project adds: Pre-construction and construction activities that residents and commuters will see between now and July include: ·         Installation of safety zone fencing around construction access areas at Waterfront Park and on the Indiana side of the Ohio River near the Kennedy bridge; ·         Land and utility surveys; ·         Access road building, building demolition and signage removal near the safety zones; and ·         Soil and rock coring.The new bridge will be six lanes heading northbound. The Kennedy Bridge will be changed to six lanes heading southbound.

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.

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