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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Jeffersonville's mayor says it will be November before the Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge is open.
Mayor Mike Moore says he's frustrated, but insists the city's hands are tied because the state is overseeing the project.
The holdup has been over getting lights installed on the Indiana side of the approach ramp. Residents who live in the area complained about the original design. They argued the vertical lights like you see on the Kentucky side of the bridge wouldn't look right in the residential area where the Indiana ramp is located.
Instead, the lights on the Indiana side will be recessed underneath the railing.
The state will not allow the Indiana side of the bridge to open until the lights are installed, however.
"Every day I look up at that bridge and I see people standing at the very end of it, you know, looking at Indiana, and I'm thinking, 'I want you guys so desperately to come over here and spend your money, but I can't get you here yet, but you know, we're working on it," said Moore.
Moore says he's gotten phone calls from several developers who are interested in building on the land right across from the ramp.
Nov. 1 is the new target date to have the Indiana side of the Big Four open.