The Ohio River Bridges Project addresses the long-term transportation needs of the Louisville-Southern Indiana region. Its purpose is to enhance safety, reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation connections throughout our growing metropolitan area.
In 2003, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved a Record of Decision that calls for building two new bridges and reconfiguring the Kennedy Interchange (Spaghetti Junction).
In 2011, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer urged the project team to explore cost-saving ideas, which reduced the overall estimate from $4.1 billion to $2.6 billion, a savings of more than 35%. As required by federal law, the states developed a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to examine proposed changes. This is expected to lead to a new Record of Decision in late June. More »