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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

S.R. 64 pavement restoration begins May 28 at I-64

FLOYD COUNTY, Ind.—MAC Construction will begin a $430,000 concrete pavement restoration project on a .33-mile section of S.R. 64 at I-64 in Floyd County on or after Tuesday, May 28, weather permitting.

Motorists should expect delays near the work zone as single lane closures will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday - Friday, while work is completed. Message boards will be in place at the beginning and end of the work zone and at ramps to S.R. 64/62 on I-64.

Work is expected to be complete by July 20, 2019. 

Floyd County Homestead Awards Application Period Open

In celebration of Floyd County’s Bicentennial, the Floyd County Board of Commissioners are announcing the opening of the application period for the Floyd County Homestead Award. This award will honor families who have owned property in Floyd County.

Hoosier Homestead AwardTo be recognized, a parcel must be owned by the same family or extended family and maintained continuous ownership for one of the four distinct time periods.  Families are eligible for four distinct awards based on the age of the parcel.  Families can receive Semi-centennial award for 50 years, Centennial award for 100 years, Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years or Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.  

For those wishing to be part of the Bicentennial Homestead Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, June 6 as part of the Floyd County 4H Fair the deadline for submission is Friday, May 10, 2019. 

For those wishing for just the award, the application period for the Bicentennial Homestead Awards will last until December 31, 2019. 

Click here for the Floyd County Homestead Awards Application or call the Floyd County Commissioners office at 812.948.5466 for more information.  

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