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Kentucky, Indiana move forward on Ohio River bridges project

GasBuddy Blog -- Kentucky and Indiana officials have finalized agreements that will govern the construction, financing and long-term management of the Ohio River Bridges Project, which will add two new river crossings in Louisville and rebuild downtown interchanges on both sides.

The Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority, which was created to develop a financing plan for the project, is expected to meet within the next two weeks to take action on the Development Agreement, which will delegate to the two states the Authority?s powers as necessary to deliver the project.

The agreements protect the legal and financial interests of both states, which are working together to share responsibility for construction, financing, oversight...


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TTQuattro
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:18:27 PM

well i hope it helps out with trafic
rbbrittain
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 5:36:34 PM

Too bad they're using the four-letter word: TOLL. I don't like it, but I don't live or drive in the Louisville area so it's not my problem.

Of course, if it takes more gas to drive to another bridge--or to sit in a traffic jam--then it IS a gas-price issue to you. That may be why there's one area here in Arkansas (Bella Vista, between Bentonville and the Missouri line) where a toll bypass is in the works around a clogged section of US 71.
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so glad i got out of the south
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 9:00:56 AM

We'll see.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 5:15:17 AM

Good for job creation.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 5:10:13 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 5:08:30 AM

ON/OS, Ok.
tomok
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 5:06:17 AM

Kentucky, Indiana move forward on Ohio River bridges project and improve the traffic flow for the local area. Two more bridges over the Ohio River with gas taxes and federal money at work! Local jobs for the work force!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 5:00:10 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:58:51 AM

Day 2
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:55:48 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:53:56 AM

Shovel ready?
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:53:41 AM

here we go again
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Once was not enough
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:52:35 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:51:55 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:45:21 AM

Wonderful!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:41:11 AM

Déjà vu
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rerun
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:36:37 AM

Wow, fascinating...... NOT!
AnObserver
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:36:36 AM

I thought they built those bridges yesterday ... oops old article
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:35:01 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:31:50 AM

Hey, I read this yesterday!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:31:47 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:30:48 AM

gotta love cooperation
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:30:46 AM

Those bridges are more than ready!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:28:47 AM

A great example of two states cooperating to build bridges they will share.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:22:59 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:22:03 AM

Good luck with this venture!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:21:07 AM


These things seem to cost 10 times what they should.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:20:11 AM

Move forward before the spigot gets turned off.
MyRedSky
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:12:26 AM

created a whole new Authority to design/build/finance one bridge? both states have DOT's already. make them play nice in the sandbox together.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:08:23 AM

hmm...
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:08:22 AM

26946... you're old too...

Good for them... work together, smart move!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:08:13 AM

If only we could get an agreement with the I-5 Columbia River crossing.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:06:24 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:04:38 AM

old
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:03:02 AM

Does that mean less miles driven due to the new connections?

If they are building them with Federal Tax money then why are they going to charge a toll. I doubt they will repay the federal money. Reserve for maintenance when it becomes needed. Sure so they can spend it on something else & complain no money later!
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OBAMA has FREE money which WILL end soon...

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:59:28 AM

old
twobroke61
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:59:15 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:57:07 AM

Old news.
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Old news
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:50:57 AM

Nice to hear...Gas Tax at work.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:48:39 AM

good for them, but is this gas news?
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ok
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Great!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:39:24 AM

And gas goes up.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:35:37 AM

This is good news, let hope it happens
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After the election Indiana's new Govenor will screw it up
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nice
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