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Interstate Sign Scheduled to be Removed Tonight

Short-term closure of ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North and South

Mar. 28, 2017 – A short-term ramp closure is scheduled tonight as crews working on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project remove an interstate sign.

Crews are expected to temporarily remove an overhead sign on the ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North and I-65 South. Crews have noticed some spalling at the concrete base of the sign and want to take a closer look.

Access from I-64 East to I-65 will be restricted while the sign is removed. The ramp is scheduled to close around 9 p.m. The ramp is expected to reopen during the overnight hours.

Temporary message boards will be in place when the ramp reopens, directing drivers from I-64 East to I-65 North and I-65 South.

There’s no date yet for when the permanent sign will be returned to the area.

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The actual starting date and duration for the work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur. Find project information at www.kyinbridges.com.

Navigate traffic with KYTC, www.511.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.

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Downtown Crossing: Upcoming Closures

March 24, 2017 – The following closures and lane restrictions are scheduled to accommodate punch list items in connection with work on the Downtown Crossing.

Closures scheduled Saturday, March 25

  • One lane of I-65 South on the Kennedy Bridge to the Jefferson Street ramp
  • Ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street

The closures are scheduled to begin around 4 a.m. Saturday and end by 5 a.m. Sunday.

Overnight closures scheduled Sunday, March 26

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North/I-65 South
  • One lane of I-65 South from Jefferson Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard

The closures are scheduled to begin around 9 p.m. Sunday and end by 5 a.m. Monday.

Overnight closures scheduled Monday, March 27

  • Ramp from I-71 South to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 North collector-distributor to I-64 West
  • One lane of I-65 South from Jefferson Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard

The closures are scheduled to begin around 7 p.m. Monday and end by 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Signed detours are in place during full closures. The actual starting date and duration for the work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur. Find more information about the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com.

Navigate traffic with KYTC, www.511.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.

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Basketball Fans from Across Kentucky are Indy-Bound

Tolling is in place on two I-65 bridges and new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge

March 16, 2017 –  Basketball fans from across Kentucky are making the drive to Indianapolis for opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament to see their teams in action. The University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Northern Kentucky University play Friday. For many drivers, it will be their first trip across new and improved tolled bridges. All-electronic tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project started in late December. 

Tolled bridges include the two I-65 bridges connecting Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana, the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. The new Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting the Gene Snyder Freeway in Prospect, Ky. with State Road 265 in Utica, Ind. is also tolled. 

 

Open a RiverLink Account to Pay Lowest Tolls

RiverLink is the name of the new tolling system. There’s no stopping, no slowing, no lines and no coin machines. Toll rates range from $2-$12, depending on the size of vehicle.  Drivers with transponders pay the lowest toll rates. It costs $2 to cross a tolled bridge in a passenger vehicle with a prepaid account and transponder, and $4 to cross a tolled bridge without an account and transponder.

Drivers can open a personal account online at www.RiverLink.com or by phone at 855-RIV-LINK. A personal account can include up to four vehicles, with a minimum balance of $20 to open the account. RiverLink transponders are mailed, free of charge, to account holders. The account balance rolls over month to month.

All E-ZPass transponders, including the I-PASS from Illinois and the Indiana Toll Road E-ZPass, work with the RiverLink system. No further action is necessary.

 

Drivers Without Accounts Receive Invoices
Drivers without transponders will get bills in the mail, and pay higher toll rates. The first RiverLink invoice includes only tolls owed. Bills can be paid online, by mail, by phone or in person at a RiverLink customer service center.

Drivers who do not pay their tolls on time will be charged additional fees and may face restrictions on vehicle registration until tolls and penalties are paid.

 

RiverLink Transponders

A RiverLink local transponder is free, one per registered vehicle. The small sticker adheres to the inside of windshield, is non-transferable and will work only on tolled bridges between Louisville and Southern Indiana.

A RiverLink E-ZPass transponder is $15 per transponder. It’s mounted on the inside of the windshield, is portable from vehicle to vehicle registered to a single account and works in all 16 E-ZPass states (https://e-zpassiag.com/about-e-zpass/where-can-i-use-it).

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Find more information on RiverLink tolling, including answers to frequently-asked questions, at www.RiverLink.com.

Find more details on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com.

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Construction is taking place on existing highways; however, two lanes of interstate traffic, going both ways, will always be open. Some ramps may be blocked for short or extended periods of time. When possible, this website will give at least 30 days of advance notice for traffic control activities. A plan has been developed outlining how traffic will be maintained during construction. View the Maintenance of Traffic plan.