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.

A leader in the effort to build an I-69 bridge between Evansville and Henderson says he hopes to break ground in 2020. 

Bridgelink Board Member Brad Schneider says a downsized route stretching from near the south end of Weinbach Avenue in Evansville to just south of Henderson reduces the cost from $1.4 billion to about $850 million.

Schneider says the bridge will consist of four lanes instead of six, and drivers will be charged tolls.

Night shift to pave Lloyd ramp

Jul 13, 2015

Crews will be working overnight hours to pave a new off-ramp at the Lloyd Expressway and Highway 41. 

INDOT says in a news release that workers will pave the second half of the off-ramp from southbound Highway 41 to the westbound Lloyd.

The work is planned for Tuesday night from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The paving is expected to take one night, weather permitting.

INDOT says drivers can expect delays and possible stoppages during the night work. Flaggers will help direct motorists through the construction zone.