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With Exit 0 closure Wednesday night, bridge officials remind drivers of road work ahead

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The freshly named Abraham Lincoln Bridge is set to open in just a few weeks but with comes more closures on other streets and KYTC is reminding drivers there's still a year of construction left. The freshly named Abraham Lincoln Bridge is set to open in just a few weeks but with comes more closures on other streets and KYTC is reminding drivers there's still a year of construction left.
Exit 0 is set to close overnight from Wednesday, Dec. 2, into Thursday, Dec. 3. Exit 0 is set to close overnight from Wednesday, Dec. 2, into Thursday, Dec. 3.

JEFFERSONVILLE, In. (WDRB) – The freshly named Abraham Lincoln Bridge is set to open in just a few weeks but it comes with more closures on other streets.

“It's important for people to remember we have a year of construction ahead,” said Downtown Bridge Project spokeswoman Mindy Peterson at a press conference Monday. “This project is far from over.”

The first, and perhaps most noticeable change, came Wednesday night when the I-65 northbound Exit 0 to Court Street closed.

“It's really, really stressful,” said Kaitlyn Rule, who drives the area most days. "Every day it adds a lot more time to my travel so it’s not really easy just to get to work.”

Exit 0 will reopen Dec. 7 around 5 a.m.

“This is usually my normal stop off point on my way home,” said driver Brian Kelton. “It’s going to push me back a little further and I’m not exactly sure how it's going to affect the traffic.”

However, some say traffic around Exit 0 is already bad enough.

“Its so crazy when you're driving through,” Rule said. “It’s like they just handed the paper to a monkey and they drew lines and they were like ‘okay that's good.’”

The US 31 ramp onto the Second Street bridge will soon open as well. The hope for drivers is eventually, it will all lead to less congestion in the area.

“I have to go through old Clarksville the back way to get to work every day and then try to find my way back through here, and this is a mess in and of itself just right here,” Rule said.

However, once the new bridge opens to traffic, it could still be another year before the full effects of the project are felt by drivers.

“We have a lot of traffic changes on the horizon,” Peterson said. “A lot of that loops in with the new switch and traffic on the new bridge.”

“Especially when the other bridge opens in like a year I think it's going to be a lot easier getting around here,” Kelton said. 

More: Court Avenue ramp in Jeffersonville to close tonight

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