Utica residents submit ideas for east end bridge approach - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Utica, Indiana residents submit ideas for east end bridge approach

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Open House was held in Utica, Indiana Tuesday evening to review options for making Indiana's side of the east end bridge more appealing.

Residents had a chance to consider ideas that designers have come up with, including monuments, signage, lighting, walls, fencing and railings.

Jeffersonville leaders had claimed that Kentucky's side was more appealing than Indiana's side.

That's why the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) agreed to contribute $8 million for bridge aesthetics. Jeffersonville has to come up with $2 million in funding.

Residents like Karen Bohannan were glad to have a chance to give their input.

"Between the soundproofing that's over there (Kentucky) that we don't have in place over here, and the wonderful way that they were going to landscape over there, I'm really excited to see that they're paying attention to the Indiana side as well," Bohannan said.

Contractors will consider the comments from Tuesday's meeting as they complete final designs for the Indiana approach.

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