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Sherman Minton Renewal Open Houses Next Week

Maintenance of traffic options to be discussed; public input sought 

Louisville, Ky. (July 16, 2019) – Two open houses will be held next week, one in New Albany and one in Louisville, to share updated information about the Sherman Minton Renewal Project. The Project Team will present options for traffic management during construction, answer questions and gather public feedback. Anyone who has an interest in the project is encouraged to attend. 

Lane restrictions would allow for maintaining some traffic across the bridge during construction, but would create traffic delays, extend the project timeline and increase costs. A full closure of the bridge would provide full access for construction and reduce the timeline and costs, but would force vehicles onto another route. A combination of maintenance of traffic options is likely to be used.  

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Proposed Innovation Park In Georgetown

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners and Floyd County Redevelopment Commission are applying for a zoning map change though the Floyd County Plan Commission. The request is to change an existing sixty (60) acre tract located in Georgetown Township from Rural Residential to Office Business.   The purpose for this request is the future development of Novaparke, the County’s Innovation and Technology campus.

This site was identified in the 2011 Edwardsville Gateway Master Plan to be the site for county’s effort to create a location to promote STEM business and employment development.  Formerly known as the Beams and O’Brien properties, the site lends itself to the proposed use as an innovation and technology campus.  The site is located in proximity to the Georgetown-Edwardsville Exit onto Interstate 64, it is located adjacent to the Town of Georgetown sanitary sewer east lift station and an Edwardsville Water Company main.  As part of the proposed development plan, the County has been working with INDOT  for a fully signalized intersection.  This will include connecting the northern leg of the intersection with Oakes Road. 

The project will be located at 6621 St Rd 64, Georgetown, IN 47122

Project information is available for review below or at the office of the Floyd County Director of Operations and County Planning, 2524 Corydon Pike, Suite 204, New Albany, 1N 47150 between the hours of 9am-12pm and 1pm- 4pm.

Click here for the Innovation Park Project Documents

Shoulder Coring Begins for Sherman Minton Renewal

Shoulder restrictions are scheduled to start Monday, June 3 as part of the preparation for the Sherman Minton Renewal project. The work will take an estimated 25 days to complete and will include up to four miles of shoulder closures on east and west bound lanes of I-264 and I-64 in Kentucky and I-265 and I-64 in Indiana. July 10 is the expected date for completion.  No restrictions will be implemented between noon on July 3 and midnight on July 8, during the Independence Day holiday.

The shoulder closures are needed to allow the team to safely conduct pavement coring and drilling work. Drivers will encounter shoulder closures overnight only, between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The shoulder work follows the recent bridge survey work conducted in late April. “The pavement coring work provides data for the design of potential temporary roadway widening, where necessary, as part of the project,” said Ron Heustis, Indiana Department of Transportation project manager.

Construction is planned to start in early 2021. 

The Sherman Minton Renewal is a $90+ million rehabilitation and painting project that will significantly extend the service life of the 56-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. Find more information at www.shermanmintonrenewal.com

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