Saturday, December 17, 2016

Louisville Weather Forecast; December 17, 2016 at 05:00AM

Morning Weather Forecast: Rain with a temp of 50F.

Todays forecast calls for 59F and a low of 27F.

UV Index: 0

Humdity: 79

Pollen Count: 0.10

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Louisville Weather Forecast; December 16, 2016 at 05:00AM

Morning Weather Forecast: Mostly Cloudy with a temp of 19F.

Todays forecast calls for 37F and a low of 34F.

UV Index: 0

Humdity: 44

Pollen Count: 0.10

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Louisville Weather Forecast; December 15, 2016 at 05:00AM

Morning Weather Forecast: Clear with a temp of 16F.

Todays forecast calls for 24F and a low of 18F.

UV Index: 0

Humdity: 40

Pollen Count: 0.10

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Louisville Weather Forecast; December 14, 2016 at 05:00AM

Morning Weather Forecast: Mostly Clear with a temp of 23F.

Todays forecast calls for 38F and a low of 16F.

UV Index: 0

Humdity: 69

Pollen Count: 0.10

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tolling on Ohio River Bridges to Begin December 30

Kennedy, Lincoln and East End bridges will be tolled

 

Dec. 13, 2016 Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30. Tolled bridges include the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge and the new East End bridge.

“Critical system testing is complete,” said Clint Murphy, director of tolling oversight for the Indiana Department of Transportation. “While system preparations are continuing, we’ve cleared the necessary hurdles to set a start date for tolling. The Ohio River Bridges Project will mean faster and safer commutes for drivers. Without tolling, this new and improved transportation system would not be possible.”

Drivers opening their RiverLink accounts online or by phone are encouraged to do so by the end of this week (Dec. 17) to help ensure they get their transponders before the start of tolling. Drivers with transponders will pay the lowest toll rates. Drivers must set up a prepaid account to get a transponder.

All drivers who set up their accounts and have transponders assigned to their vehicles will pay the lowest toll rates on the first day of tolling, even if they haven’t received their transponders. License plates will be scanned and the transponder rate applied until transponders are delivered. Crossings will not count toward the frequent-user discount until transponders are properly mounted in cars.

Drivers who have their RiverLink local transponders are encouraged to mount them now, so they’re prepared for the start of tolling. Mounting instructions are included with transponders. They’re placed on the inside of the windshield, as high and as central as possible. Transponders should be placed three inches away from any metal, tint, antenna or defroster.

“Tens of thousands of drivers have taken the important first step of opening a RiverLink account,” said Megan McLain, innovative finance manager with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “These drivers, no matter how often they cross our tolled bridges, will be paying the lowest rates. We want everyone to be prepared for the start of tolling, and paying the lowest rates starting with the first day of tolling.”

More than 100,000 RiverLink transponders have been requested to date, including more than 82,000 RiverLink local transponders distributed and more than 18,000 RiverLink E-ZPass transponders ordered. Nearly 45,000 families and more than 1,500 businesses have opened RiverLink accounts.

Just over 110,000 drivers are expected to use the tolled bridges each day.

Opening a RiverLink Account

Drivers can open a personal account online at www.RiverLink.com, by phone at 855-RIV-LINK or in person at one of two RiverLink customer service centers. A personal account can include up to four vehicles, with a minimum balance of $20 to open the account. The fastest way to open a RiverLink personal account is online. The website is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week with no wait.

The minimum balance to open a commercial account is $20 per vehicle. Calling a customer service representative (855-RIV-LINK) is the fastest and easiest way for a business to open an account.

Customer service centers are located at 400 E. Main St. in Louisville and 103 Quartermaster Ct. in Jeffersonville. The centers are open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. They are also open 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday.

RiverLink accounts can also be opened and prepaid RiverLink local transponders can be purchased at two temporary sites, the Nia Center at 2900 W. Broadway in Louisville and the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 2944 E. 10th St. in Jeffersonville. Hours are posted at each site.

Prepaid RiverLink local transponders, loaded with $20, are also available at five additional, temporary sites: TARC (Union Station), Louisville Urban League, St. Stephen Church (Louisville and Jeffersonville) and Community Action of Southern Indiana.

Choice of Transponders

A RiverLink local transponder is free, one per registered vehicle. The small sticker adheres to the inside of the windshield, is non-transferable and works only on the new Lincoln, improved Kennedy and new East End bridges.

A RiverLink E-ZPass transponder is $15 per transponder. It’s mounted to the inside of the windshield, is portable from vehicle to vehicle registered to a single account and works in all 16 E-ZPass states (http://ift.tt/29y8yfb).

RiverLink E-ZPass transponders will ship by the end of next week, when they’re fully operational in all 16 E-ZPass states. Drivers will pay the lowest RiverLink toll rates until transponders are in hand, as long as license plates are registered to the prepaid account with the E-ZPass transponder.

RiverLink E-ZPass transponders may not arrive before Christmas holiday travel.

 

RiverLink

RiverLink is the new tolling system making the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project possible. RiverLink is all-electronic tolling, with no toll booths, no coin machines, no lines and no stopping. Toll rates range from $2-$12.

The new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge and the new East End bridge will be tolled. The Sherman Minton Bridge and the Clark Memorial Bridge will not be tolled in connection with the project. Find more information at www.riverlink.com.

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The Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project includes two new bridges and their approaches, an improved Kennedy Bridge and reconstruction of the Kennedy Interchange, where I-65, I-64 and I-71 come together in downtown Louisville. The new Abraham Lincoln Bridge carries six lanes of I-65 northbound traffic. The improved Kennedy Bridge carries six lanes of southbound traffic. The new East End bridge will connect the Gene Snyder Freeway in Prospect, Ky. with State Road 265 (Lee Hamilton Highway) in Utica, Ind. Find more details on the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com.

 

 



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Louisville Weather Forecast; December 13, 2016 at 05:00AM

Morning Weather Forecast: Cloudy with a temp of 33F.

Todays forecast calls for 42F and a low of 23F.

UV Index: 0

Humdity: 79

Pollen Count: 0.10

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Monday, December 12, 2016

East End Crossing Scheduled to Open Sunday, December 18

Officials of both states, construction leaders, other champions of project to participate in ribbon-cutting

The East End Crossing portion of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project is scheduled to open to traffic Sunday, December 18 following an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony with project officials and a public caravan across the new bridge.

The long-anticipated 8 ½ miles of new road connects the eastern edge of suburban Louisville and an area just east of Jeffersonville, Ind. with its centerpiece 2,500-foot cable-stay bridge reaching across the Ohio River.

Because of a lack of public parking and limited accessibility to the area, space at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be limited to project champions and officials that can be bused onto the site.

Public Caravan Planned

A public caravan consisting of 500 registrants who registered online to participate in a police-escorted caravan will occur at the conclusion of the ribbon-cutting. The  registrants will arrive at a closed-off section of the newly completed Indiana 265 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. As the ribbon-cutting ends, the 500 vehicles will be escorted by police southbound on Indiana 265 toward the new bridge. The police will lead the drivers across the bridge and into Kentucky.

Several hours after this ceremonial caravan crossing, the East End Crossing will open to the general public.

Participants in the police-escorted caravan will receive antique silver commemorative medallions (up to four per vehicle) with an etching of the new east end Ohio River bridge. The medallions will serve as the second in a “matching set” created for the Ohio River Bridges project. The first of the commemorative set was created for the December 2015 opening of the Lincoln Bridge, a six-lane bridge carrying I-65 northbound traffic across the river from downtown Louisville to Jeffersonville.

Ribbon-cutting

Government leaders from Indiana and Kentucky will participate in the ribbon-cutting. They will be joined by representatives of WVB East End Partners, the company charged with designing and constructing the East End Crossing. Additionally, many area residents who championed the decades-old concept of a new east end bridge will be on hand. Details regarding attendees and an event agenda will be released in the days to come.

About the Project

Substantial completion of the East End Crossing will provide several significant benefits to the Louisville and Southern Indiana area – including convenient access for residents commuting between eastern Jefferson County and southern Indiana. And for travelers passing through the Louisville area from the north or the south, the East End Crossing will be an alternate – and very accessible – route that bypasses the urban traffic of downtown Louisville.

The Kentucky approach to the new bridge extends Kentucky 841 (the Gene Snyder Freeway) from its previous termination at U.S. 42, adding a new four-lane (two northbound, two southbound) 1.4-mile section. This section includes a pair of 1,700-foot tunnels that carry Kentucky 841 traffic beneath U.S. 42 and the historic Drumanard estate. The Indiana approach, also four lanes, extends Indiana 265 (the Lee Hamilton Highway) four miles to the Ohio River from its previous termination at Indiana 62.

The bridge features two diamond towers rising 300 feet above the river, with 104 stay cables. It also includes a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Construction of the East End Crossing commenced in June 2013. The East End Crossing is part of the $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, which also includes the construction of the Lincoln Bridge.

The Indiana Finance Authority and Indiana Department of Transportation contracted the design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance of the East End Crossing through an innovative public-private partnership with WVB East End Partners.



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Louisville Weather Forecast; December 12, 2016 at 05:00AM

Morning Weather Forecast: Cloudy with a temp of 45F.

Todays forecast calls for 44F and a low of 31F.

UV Index: 0

Humdity: 89

Pollen Count: 0.10

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Louisville Weather Forecast; December 11, 2016 at 05:00AM

Morning Weather Forecast: Cloudy with a temp of 33F.

Todays forecast calls for 45F and a low of 40F.

UV Index: 0

Humdity: 53

Pollen Count: 0.10

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Louisville Weather Forecast; December 10, 2016 at 05:00AM

Morning Weather Forecast: Cloudy with a temp of 24F.

Todays forecast calls for 36F and a low of 28F.

UV Index: 0

Humdity: 67

Pollen Count: 0.10

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