The Sherman Minton Renewal team has announced the schedule for the pouring of concrete on the lower deck of the eastbound Interstate 64. While the closure of the right lane of the lower deck is expected to cause significant traffic delays, drivers are advised to use alternative routes during the weekend. In addition, a tree trimming project will temporarily close the Greenbrier Street off-ramp at Exit No. 99 of I-64.
Concrete Pouring on Sherman Minton Bridge
The Sherman Minton Renewal team has announced that work on the lower deck of the eastbound Interstate 64 is set to continue with the pouring of concrete scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The right lane of the lower deck will be closed to traffic during the period, which is expected to cause significant delays. Drivers are advised to use alternative routes during the weekend to avoid the anticipated congestion.
Closure of Greenbrier Street Off-Ramp
In a separate development, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that the Greenbrier Street off-ramp at Exit No. 99 of I-64 will be closed temporarily for a tree trimming project. The closure, which commences on Monday, March 20, is expected to last for two weeks. Drivers heading north who wish to access Greenbrier Street may use the Kanawha Boulevard exit (No. 97) instead.
Use Alternate Routes to Avoid Traffic Congestion
Given the expected delays during the pouring of concrete on the Sherman Minton Bridge and the closure of the Greenbrier Street off-ramp, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes during the period. While drivers on I-64 eastbound will be allowed to proceed across the top deck of the bridge, access to I-64 eastbound from New Albany and I-64 eastbound to I-264 will be closed. It is recommended that drivers plan ahead and make use of alternative routes during the roadworks period.