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Weekend Eastbound Closure for Sherman Minton Bridge

The full weekend directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge begins May 13. Eastbound I-64 will be closed on or after 10 p.m. on Friday, May 13 to 5 a.m. on Monday, May 16.

The full directional closure will allow crews to work safely as they pour the first new concrete for the lower deck. Motorists should be aware of crews touching up striping Friday evening in the project area, including at the I-265/I-65 interchange.

During the eastbound I-64 closure, the I-64 eastbound entrance ramp from West Spring Street will be closed along with the I-64 eastbound to I-264 eastbound ramp.  Motorists not using I-265 will be required to exit onto West 5th Street in Indiana and use the local street system to access I-64 westbound, allowing them to use the alternate route.  

While the eastbound directional closure is in place, the suggested alternate route will be I-265 and I-65. Regional traffic signs and variable message boards will be posted in the project area well in advance, notifying motorists of the closures and alternate route. 

As part of the maintenance of traffic plan for construction the design-build contractor team is allowed 3 full weekend closures of the bridge per year in each direction. 

Proposed – Land Water Conservation Grant - Application

Floyd County Park Project Submission

Join us for a Public Meeting – Monday, April 25  6PM  Pine View Government Center  Room 104

County Commissioners and County Parks Department to submit a grant application from the Land Water Conservation Grant Program administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to assist in the purchase of a 156 acre parcel known as the Mitsch Farm. In addition, the County is also seeking acquisition of the adjacent Jensen Farm a 70 acre parcel.

Purpose: To create a Regional Park with the following amenities.

  • Future fields for HYR and FKCC
  • Future agricultural barns and land for Floyd County 4H
  • Creation 70 acre walking and hiking experience with using and expanding the current 2.75 miles of existing trails
  • Creation for additional active and passive recreational activities such as camping, hiking and biking through classified forest areas 

Financing

Mitsch Property – Asking Price is $1.2M
- Appraisals under way
 - Working with Indiana Bond Bank for five year bond with payment – payment to come from Commissioners Capital Funds

Jensen Property
 - Prior to death of owner had verbal agreed to appraised value for $360,000 for 60 acres
- Family has requested appraisal for remaining 10+/- acres for entire farm which is in process
- Funding available – unappropriated funds in EDIT and Commissioners Capital Fund 

DNR LWCF -$500,000 grant request towards land acquisition 

Anticipate seek funds via private foundations. 

Next Steps

  • April 25 - Public Meeting at Pine View with Floyd County Parks Board
  • May 2 - Commissioners Meeting Indiana Bond Bank Application
  • May 10 - Council Meeting Resolution to approve land acquisitions
  • June 1 - Grant Submission to DNR

FC Broadband Accessibility and Speed Survey

As part of the American Rescue Plan Funds, local communities have been provided funding to assess, plan and implement broadband service in areas that are unserved or underserved. As part of Floyd County's broadband effort, we are requesting residents to participate in the following Broadband Accessibility and Speed Survey.

Results of the survey will be posted on this website. 

There are two ways to participate

Option 1 - Residences with Internet Access

Click here to visit the Indiana Farm Bureay Broadband Speed Test and follow instructions to conduct a speed test.

Option 2 - Residences without Internet Access

Call 812.981.7615 (Be sure to leave your full address on the voicemail)

 

Sherman Minton Bridge Directional Closure - Postponed Until May 13th

The full weekend directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge scheduled to begin April 29 is being postponed to May 13 due to weather conditions and material delays affecting the contractor’s preparation. Eastbound I-64 will now be closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, May 13 to 5 a.m. on Monday, May 16.

The full directional closure will allow crews to work safely as they pour the first new concrete for the lower deck.

During the eastbound I-64 closure, the I-64 eastbound entrance ramp from West Spring Street will be closed along with the I-64 eastbound to I-264 eastbound ramp.  Motorists not using I-265 will be required to exit onto West 5th Street in Indiana and use the local street system to access I-64 westbound, allowing them to use the alternate route.  

While the eastbound directional closure is in place, the suggested alternate route will be I-265 and I-65. Regional traffic signs and variable message boards will be posted in the project area well in advance, notifying motorists of the closures and alternate route. 

As part of the maintenance of traffic plan for construction the design-build contractor team is allowed 3 full weekend closures of the bridge per year in each direction.

About Sherman Minton Renewal

The Sherman Minton Renewal is a major rehabilitation and painting project that will add up to 30 years of life to the 59-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.

Construction on the Sherman Minton Bridge is a multi-phase process, taking place over three construction seasons. To minimize impacts on cross-river commuters in Louisville and Southern Indiana during rehabilitation of the Sherman Minton Bridge, the Project Team is using a low-impact maintenance of traffic approach that ensures at least one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open for nearly 95% of the time.

 

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