Shoulder Coring Begins for Sherman Minton Renewal
Shoulder restrictions are scheduled to start Monday, June 3 as part of the preparation for the Sherman Minton Renewal project. The work will take an estimated 25 days to complete and will include up to four miles of shoulder closures on east and west bound lanes of I-264 and I-64 in Kentucky and I-265 and I-64 in Indiana. July 10 is the expected date for completion. No restrictions will be implemented between noon on July 3 and midnight on July 8, during the Independence Day holiday.
The shoulder closures are needed to allow the team to safely conduct pavement coring and drilling work. Drivers will encounter shoulder closures overnight only, between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The shoulder work follows the recent bridge survey work conducted in late April. “The pavement coring work provides data for the design of potential temporary roadway widening, where necessary, as part of the project,” said Ron Heustis, Indiana Department of Transportation project manager.
Construction is planned to start in early 2021.
The Sherman Minton Renewal is a $90+ million rehabilitation and painting project that will significantly extend the service life of the 56-year-old bridge. The double-decked bridge carries six lanes of traffic (I-64 and US 150) over the Ohio River connecting Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN. Find more information at www.shermanmintonrenewal.com.