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Exit 0 ramp into Jeffersonville undergoes major shift

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Ohio River Bridges project caused a major shift in the road to Jeffersonville, Ind. Tuesday afternoon.

Motorists are familiar with the old Exit 0 ramp from I-65 north into Jeffersonville, but as of Tuesday afternoon, the ramp shifted a few feet east.

The bridge contractor, Walsh Construction, has closed the old Exit 0 ramp.

Meanwhile, on the Kentucky side, the Spaghetti Junction rebuild is progressing. The new, wider I-65 south corridor is taking shape.

Since July, Walsh has built eight piers for new overpasses, rising from the ground like 10-ton mushrooms.

And by next summer, southbound traffic will be rolling across the new lanes.

The goal is to have Phase 1 completed by the middle of 2014. And then Phase 2 begins, work in the center of I-65, followed by Phase 3, the eastern lanes in 2015.

The work will be timed like a massive, concrete and asphalt symphony to be finished in time to connect to the new downtown Bridge.

Officials say the $1.6-billion project is on budget and on schedule to be completed in 2016.

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