The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson starting at approximately 9:30 a.m., TODAY.
This lane restriction is to allow required maintenance work on the bridge navigation lights as requested by the US Coast Guard.
A lane restriction is expected to go up on the northbound bridge starting at about 9:30 a.m., CDT. This northbound lane restriction is expected to be in place about 2 hours. Once work is complete on the northbound bridge the crew will immediately move to the southbound bridge. The lane restriction on the southbound bridge is expected to be up from about Noon to about 2:00 p.m., CDT, today.
All traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone. Motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic on the bridge approaches. Caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are on the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.
The US 41 Twin Bridges, also known as the Bi-State Viet Nam Gold Star Memorial Bridges, are located at US 41 mile point 19.649 about a mile south of the Kentucky-Indiana State Line. They carry approximately 37,000 vehicles per day across the Ohio River between Henderson, KY, and Evansville, IN.
The bridges are located about a mile downstream from the confluence of the Green River and the Ohio River at Ohio River navigation mile point 786.8.
The northbound bridge was opened to traffic on July 4, 1932. The southbound bridge was opened to traffic on December 16,1965.
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