Fix For 41

FixFor41 is a collaborative construction project between INDOT and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that will rehabilitate seven U.S. 41 bridges and the highway pavement between the bridges from near the U.S. 41 interchange with I-69 in Evansville south to the Indiana/Kentucky border. The $25 million project will begin in the spring of 2017 and continue through the summer of 2019. Work will be done as a part of one ongoing project that will lessen the impact to the motoring public.

The design of the 3.8 mile construction zone (1.4 miles in Indiana 2.3 miles in Kentucky) will enable two lanes of traffic in each direction to remain open at all times. By doing this, emergency services, law enforcement and the general public will be minimally impacted. Once the project is finished, the lifespan of the bridges and roadway will be extended by 25 years.  

Bridge Locations and Scope of Work

  • Eagle Creek Bridges (south of the U.S. 41 and I-69 Interchange): Bridge Deck Rehabilitation. Kentucky Avenue will be closed during construction of the southbound lanes but will be open during construction of northbound lanes.
  • Ohio River Overflow Bridges: Bridge Deck Replacements
  • Cheatam Slough Bridges: Bridge Deck Replacements. A temporary bridge will be constructed as a crossover at this location for other phases of the project. During this phase, no left turns will be allowed between Waterworks Road and Shawnee Drive from either the northbound or southbound lanes
  • Kentucky Ohio River Bridges (Twin Bridges): Bridge Deck Overlay. Only the southbound bridge will be resurfaced. This portion of the project, expected to take up to 120 days, will take place during the first phase of construction and will utilize crossovers to route traffic into the northbound lanes.

Draft Plans and Provisions Early Release

Project Schedule

Phase I: Spring and Summer 2017

  • Rehabilitate Ohio River Bridge
  • Construct temporary bridge
  • Widen existing shoulders
  • Construct roadway crossover

Phase II: Fall 2017 to Fall 2018

  • Construct northbound bridges
  • Replace two bridge decks
  • Install one bridge deck overlay
  • Rehabilitate roadway pavement

Phase III: Fall 2018 to Summer 2019

  • Construct southbound bridges
  • Replace two bridge decks
  • Install one bridge deck overlay
  • Rehabilitate roadway pavement

Project Facts

  • Project work will begin in 2016 with minor utility relocations.
  • The weigh station at the Kentucky/Indiana Border is expected to stay open during construction.
  • Wide Loads and Heavy Hauls will need to use the detour through Maceo, KY, using the U.S. 231 Bridge
  • Dynamic Message Boards will be located on I-69, U.S. 41, the Lloyd Expressway and Kentucky State Routes to provide motorists with advanced warning and traffic information.
  • The speed limit will be reduced throughout the life of the project. INDOT and KYTC have partnered with law enforcement agencies to provide extra patrols in order to maintain safety.
  • Traffic cameras will be used to aid in emergency response.
  • The project will start in Spring 2017, after the Annual River Run

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Contact Information

Customer Service Center
Indiana Department of Transportation - Vincennes District
3650 South U.S. Highway 41
Vincennes, IN 47591
1-800-279-5758
swincommunications@indot.in.gov
 
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