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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Your morning commute is about to get a bit longer, as a major bridge construction project is ready to get underway.
The Kennedy Bridge will shrink down to two lanes on Thursday.
The $18.2 million project will close several ramps over the next two months as well.
The construction was scheduled for early spring, but delayed due to the emergency closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge.
Many people are choosing to avoid the bridge alltogether, while workers replace expansion joints and repave the surface.
Unfortunately, it is not something that can be fixed overnight.
Andrea Clifford, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, says, "This project is a lot of work, and it's a lot of impact to the motorists. We are going to keep two lanes open on the bridge during the project but there has to be ramp closures."
Crews are expected to finish construction by August 15.