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.

Railroad work closes Diamond Avenue

Jul 7, 2015

Motorists are dealing with a major detour on Evansville’s North Side.

Diamond Avenue is closed between Kentucky Avenue and Business 41, as crews work on a railroad overpass just west of 41.

CSX says Diamond will be closed in that area 24-7, for about a week.

INDOT is urging truck traffic to use other state and federal highways as a detour.

Smaller cars and trucks have been using Maxwell Avenue between Kentucky and Fares, Columbia between Stringtown and Fares, and Virginia between Governor and Fares.

Erecting signs to stop traffic

May 13, 2015

Traffic will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time at a couple of major intersections in the Evansville area. 

INDOT says traffic will be stopped as crews install new sign structures for I-69.

A news release from the agency says southbound Highway 41 at I-69 will be shut down at times starting Thursday through next Wednesday.

The work will then shift to Highway 66 at I-69, where eastbound 66 will be closed occasionally starting next Monday through Friday.

The work will shift to westbound 66 at I-69 the week after Memorial Day.

Traffic shift coming to Lloyd-41

May 11, 2015

Major changes are coming to the Lloyd Expressway-Highway 41 cloverleaf project.

INDOT says the project is about half-completed, so crews will shift Lloyd traffic to new pavement this Wednesday -- with two narrow lanes remaining open on both the Lloyd and on 41.

Jason Tiller of INDOT tells WNIN that the new construction phase will temporarily close ramps connecting 41 and eastbound Lloyd, but permanently remove the stoplights on the expressway.