Closures begin on Twin Bridges
HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - A major traffic alert has started in Henderson.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the southbound Twin Bridge is down to one lane.
They say this closure is part of an extended assessment into the stability of the bridge.
This involves removing paint on the bridge and testing welds throughout.
People on both sides of the bridge are concerned by the lane closure, as traffic jams have already begun.
Tim Turpin, a Henderson resident, said “You know its 35-40 miles to Illinois or Owensboro to get back across, so we’re going to have to be patient I guess.”
Danny Gasaway is another person who says he crosses the bridge up to 10 times a week.
“I wish they didn’t do anything but I understand work is work you have to get it done,” said Gasaway.
The bridge is set to be closed until at least November 18th, which others didn’t even realize.
“Seven weeks?” Gasaway questioned, “I didn’t know that, they’re really going to have a problem then, they really are.”
Drivers are now directed to merge into the left lane just before the start of the southbound bridge and drive in that one lane until they cross over.
Drivers should expect delays and backup over the next two months.
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