Deal Reached to Preserve Historic Properties Near Proposed Jefferson County Bridges; Money Allocated and Construction Could Start in Four Years
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 9:11AM CDT
Topics: [Interstate 265] [Interstate 65] [Jefferson County] [Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project] [The Ohio River]
The Indiana, Kentucky, and the Federal Highway Administration have reached a 40-page agreement with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation that is aimed to protect historic properties near the sites of the two proposed bridges over the Ohio River at Louisville.
More information: Courier-Journal: Deal made to save sites by bridges (April 10, 2003)
In other news, the Environmental Impact Study has been approved. The most recent federal budge includes $8 million to begin purchasing right of way, construction could start in four years, and the project should be complete by 2020. Total construction costs could be as much as $2.5 billion.
More information: Associated Press: Federal agency wants two bridges for Ohio River at Louisville (April 16, 2003) , Associated Press: 2 bridges over Ohio could cost $2.5 billion (April 17, 2003) , Associated Press: Two companies vying for Ohio River bridges project (July 7, 2003) , Courier-Journal: Bridges project to get $9.8 million House panel expected to OK funds Monday (July 18, 2003)
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