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9-day Maximum Eastbound I-64 Closure Scheduled for December 14 - 23

An up to 9-day directional closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge is scheduled to begin December 14.

Eastbound I-64 is currently planned to close at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14 and reopen at 3 a.m. on Thursday, December 23, at its maximum duration. It is possible the duration will be shorter than 9 days, but in no case will the reopening date be later than December 23.

The full directional closures will allow crews to perform deck rehabilitation on the Sherman Minton Bridge.

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 in Indiana on eastbound I-64 will be diverted to I-265. Local traffic will have access to the New Albany exit (5th Street/Spring Street). No traffic will be permitted east of the New Albany exit. 

While the directional closures are in place, the suggested alternate route will be I-65 and I-265. 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 approach for construction, the design-build contractor team is allowed one 9-day closure 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.

Lt. Gov. Crouch, OCRA: Indiana Connectivity Program First Round Deadline Approaching

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 15, 2021) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs encourage Hoosier homeowners and business owners to apply for the Indiana Connectivity Program before the Nov. 28 first round deadline.

Those lacking reliable broadband can initiate interest by calling the Indiana Broadband Connect Center, which is open on business days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET at 833-639-8522. Hoosiers can also submit their information online through the Next Level Connections portal by visiting in.gov/ocra/broadband.

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New Community Garden Opens at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds

A new garden in New Albany allows community members and nonprofits to access fresh produce and hone their gardening skills.

The Floyd County Purdue Extension presented an open house Saturday for its new community garden at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds at 2818 Green Valley Road.

The extension partnered with Floyd County government and Floyd County 4-H Corporation Board to complete the project. At Saturday’s open house, the Duke Energy Foundation presented the Purdue Extension with a $6,000 grant to support the community garden.

Click here to view a recent article in the News and Tribune

2007 Throughfare Plan Update

Provided below is a link to the 2007 Throughfare Plan updated by Strand Associates. The report includes countywide crash data and mitigation measures and preliminary multimodal projects in the county.

Click here to review the Report


Federal Eviction Moratorium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention federal eviction moratorium will expire on July 31st. Funding is available to help renters in Indiana who have been impacted by the pandemic and who need assistance with their rent and/or utilities.

The Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance program may provide up to 12 months of rental and utility assistance.  Renters in need assistance may apply directly based on their community’s program.  

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched an online tool to help renters and landlords find their assistance programs. If you are unsure which program you might be eligible for, click HERE

Community ERA Programs and Websites 

Report a Pothole or Dangerous Road Condition on a Floyd County Road

The Floyd County Highway Department is responsible for the repair of all Floyd County bridges and patching of all county roads and highways. If you would like to report a pothole or a hazardous road condition on a Floyd County Road please click on the link below for more information. 

Please Note: For roads within the City of New Albany please contact the City. 

Click here to make a report to the Floyd County Highway Department

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