LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has announced
the sale of $100 million in bonds for a long-sought project to
build two new Ohio River bridges linking the Louisville area with
Beshear said Friday that the bonds will enable people to see
real progress on the massive public works project. The bulk of the
bond money will be used to acquire and clear right of way.
The governor says the sale of bonds means the project is moving
forward, and that the days of stop-and-start planning for the
bridges are coming to an end.
The project calls for new bridges both downtown and between
eastern Jefferson County, Ky., and Clark County, Ind., along with a
reconfigured Spaghetti Junction interchange in Louisville.