I-64 Single-Lane Closure Scheduled For Sherman Minton Bridge
The Indiana Department of Transportation will restrict a section of the left lane along eastbound Interstate 64 on the Sherman Minton bridge during daytime hours June 27-30. The closure will be atop Span B’s lower deck at the Indiana approach while two floor beams located directly below the left lane are being reinforced.
Tuesday through Thursday, June 27-29, several hundred feet of eastbound I-64’s left lane near mile marker 123.7 will close between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
On Friday, June 30, the lane will be restricted from 9 a.m. to noon.
All repair operations will occur from the underside of the bridge. These operations could be delayed by inclement weather.
Motorist should anticipate single- or double-lane traffic restrictions throughout the summer as maintenance and repair operations progress. This remedial work is in response to recent inspection findings.
Source - Indiana DOT
Maintenance & Repairs Contracted For Sherman Minton Bridge
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to make repairs to the approach of the Sherman Minton bridge which spans the Ohio River between New Albany, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Contracted engineering crews should be onsite within two weeks. Single- or double-lane traffic restrictions are scheduled to begin June 26 and continue periodically throughout the summer as work progresses.
These lane restrictions will follow those allowed by the maintenance acceptation to Indiana’s congestion policy and will fall outside of high-traffic periods.
Maintenance and repair operations at the Interstate 64 bridge are in response to recent inspection findings.
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates is the recently named contractor for this $973,000 bridge repair project.
In addition to repairs, the contractor has been charged with removing an overhead sign along I-64 westbound lanes at the Indiana approach.
Source - Indiana DOT
Floyd County Selected by Governor Holcomb for FSSA’s On My Way Pre-K program
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced 15 additional Indiana counties are now eligible to participate in On My Way Pre-K, making prekindergarten available in 2018 to 4-year olds from low-income families in those counties. Earlier this year, the Indiana General Assembly expanded the program from five pilot counties to 20 counties in House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004-2017.
The new counties added to the On My Way Pre-K program are Bartholomew, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Grant, Harrison, Howard, Kosciusko, Madison, Marshall, Monroe, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe and Vigo. Participating local providers in these counties will be expected to enroll children in On My Way Pre-K for the 2018/2019 school year, with the possibility of a limited program beginning in January of 2018.
These additional counties will join Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties, which have provided early education via the On My Way Pre-K program since 2015 when first authorized by the General Assembly.