Firm chosen to work on I-69 bridge project

Nov 15, 2016

It’s another step forward for an I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Henderson. 

The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have selected Parsons Transportation Group to complete preliminary design work and an environmental review for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing.

The review will collect public input and study potential routes to connect the existing I-69 in Evansville and the upgraded Pennyrile Parkway south of Henderson.

INDOT: Lloyd Bridge signs a "precaution"

Jul 13, 2016
John Gibson

Drivers on the West Lloyd in Evansville may notice signs advising trucks to move to the left lane. 

INDOT hopes to remove those signs soon.

The signs on the Eastbound Lloyd Expressway just before the Pigeon Creek Bridge and just before the Fulton Avenue overpass read “Trucks Use Left Lane on Bridge.”

INDOT’s Jason Tiller tells WNIN that the signs are precautionary, as crews check a recent temporary fix to the bridge’s bearing pads under the span. 

Crews working on temporary fix for Lloyd bridge

Jun 22, 2016
John Gibson

Crews are jacking-up a portion of the Lloyd Expressway Bridge over Pigeon Creek. 

The work follows the discovery of cracks on the eastbound span last weekend, which forced crews to close the right lane.

Jason Tiller of INDOT tells WNIN that the cracks are just “cosmetic.” He says the real problem is the bridge’s bearing pads. 

Tiller describes the pads as “shock absorbers” that have slipped over time.

He says jacking up the span is a temporary fix for the bearing pads. 

Lloyd bridge restricted as cracks appear

Jun 21, 2016
John Gibson

One lane of the Lloyd Expressway bridge over Pigeon Creek is closed until further notice, after at least two cracks developed.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed the right lane of the eastbound bridge, where two cracks are visible in the side wall and sidewalk.

A news release from INDOT says the bridge’s bearing pads under the span have moved, and need to be reset and stabilized.

The agency says the problem doesn’t compromise the overall safety of the bridge, but it does require repairs and a lane closure until the work is done.

Ground broken for Boonville Bypass

Oct 1, 2015

Officials have broken ground on the long-awaited Boonville Bypass. 

Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann was among the dignitaries that formally launched the bypass project Thursday.

In a news release, Ellspermann says getting the bypass underway is thanks to – quote -- “cooperative efforts of state and local officials.”

Earth moving, clearing, and utility work began in July.

The $17 million bypass will reroute State Road 61 to the west of Downtown Boonville, from New Harmony Road to the intersection of state roads 261 and 62.