LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There will be two separate overnight lane closures on the Milton-Madison Bridge this week as construction crews perform additional work after the historic slide of the bridge and its reopening last month.
According to a news release from the Milton Madison Bridge project, the bridge will be reduced to one lane Wednesday and Thursday, but will remain open, so crews can do the following:
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 – 6 a.m. Thursday, May 8: One lane will be closed while crews make small adjustments to bearings and secure them in their final locations.
9 p.m. Thursday, May 8 – 6 a.m. Friday, May 9: One lane will be closed while crews replace a sliding plate in one of the truss bearings.
Construction crews have continued to perform additional work since the bridge reopened in April, including completion of the pier caps, removal of the temporary piers, installation of measures to protect the refurbished piers and some painting. That means the bridge is still considered a work zone and has a speed limit of 20 miles per hour.
Drivers will also encounter some occasional lane shifts. Motorists are urged to proceed with caution while the bridge remains an active work zone.