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More lane closures set to throttle bridge traffic Wednesday night

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The second part of the Big Squeeze continued Wednesday night, when the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 was reduced to two lanes in Jeffersonville and Clarksville. 

The lane closure from the Kennedy Bridge to Brown's Station Way was supposed to happen last night but was delayed because of the weather. Southbound I-65 in that same area was reduced to two lanes Tuesday morning.

The "Big Squeeze" will last two years as crews build new lanes to connect the new downtown Ohio River Bridge.

A spokesperson for the Ohio River Bridges Project says they have seen some minor backups so far, which they anticipated.

But the biggest change for northbound traffic is they're actually closing the inside lane on the Kennedy Bridge.

So if you're headed north, the one that's shutting down will be all the way to your left.

The closures will last more than a mile from the bridge to Brown's Station Way.

Some who live in Indiana are not looking forward to the hassle and feel sorry for people caught up in the delays.

"I'm just grateful I live over here and I work from home,” said John Bunch of Jeffersonville. “God Bless all of the people who have to drive across the bridge everyday whether it's this way or that way. I feel people who are in traffic, you know it's not fun."

Traffic will be moving into its new split position next week.

Drivers can also choose the Sherman Minton Bridge or the 2nd Street Bridge as an alternate route..

The closures will last for two years until the project's complete.

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