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Old 07-19-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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Well, looks like we are going to get it and all the headaches that go with it. What do you all think about it~? Will it affect anyone since we are going to be rerouted for the next 3 years~?
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I don't live in Louisville and Kentucky anymore, and I think that the Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky should have received priority. Having said that, Louisville is still in near-desperate need of a new bridge, and I wish the city the best of success in accommodating this project.

Also, we toll our bridges in California. They go for construction, retrofitting, etc. I hope they toll the bridges in Louisville to pay off the bonds and loans required faster; this can be done using an unmanned "Fastrak" system such as we use in California.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Might as well be 20ft from the kenndy- east end my ass.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Screw tolls
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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tolls have paid for almost every major bridge project in America.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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I'm looking forward to the changes. My husband commutes to Louisville but he says construction and ramp closures haven't affected his commute much. He exits on St. Catherine Street instead of Jefferson Street now which looks like a sizeable inconvenience, at least to me. These days I almost never leave New Albany or Clarksville so I won't notice anything. I am hoping that the bridge will bring us more growth in Louisville and its suburbs.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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I'm all for the east end bridge. It will cut significant time off the trip for people and business in the Jeff/Charlestown/Utica area wanting to access all the shopping and things on the easy side. It will also relieve a lot of the traffic, especially truck traffic, that currently has to go through downtown and clogs things up.

That said, the downtown bridge is a waste of money, will further separate neighborhoods in the downtown area, make a larger noisier cut through waterfront park, and probably cause more traffic problems as all those lanes in each direction have to come to an end as they enter into Indiana and further into Louisville. The exits off the southbound Kennedy definitely needed reworked though so at least that will be happening.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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the fact that a city our size only has three bridges is laughable. has everyone already forgotten shermageddon? If this city want's to compete we absolutely need two more bridges. I know traffic will suck for the next three years, but it will be a great benefit for the next 100.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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tolls have paid for almost every major bridge project in America.
Sooo...
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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I wasn't so sure about this bridge project, but now I think I am going to regret the whole thing. I don't take the highways that often and one particular main road I do take I saw already is blocked and has signs of rerouting. Back to the drawing board of how I am going to get where I am needing to go in the next 3 years~!
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