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Old 12-01-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Alright people....time to be honest.

How bad is the traffic on the I-65 bridge in the mornings (i.e. "rush hour")? The Wife and I were planning on living in Scottsburg (relocating from out-of-state) but I'm hearing whispers of horrific traffic at work.

Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks very much!!
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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I go the opposite way, commute from Louisville to southern Indiana, but sometimes find myself coming back over the bridge on business in the morning. I find morning and evening rush hour traffic pretty comparable with evening being a little worse. Worse case scenario I've encountered is an extra half hour, typical (for me) is an extra 5 minutes.

It honestly depends on what exit you need. Those unfortunate souls that live in the east end and depend on I-64 or I-71 to get home suffer through the worst of the bridge traffic and then some. If you can stay in the left lane, cross the bridge, get off at the first southbound 65 exit (Jefferson/Brook St) and take surface streets from there, the slowdown is 5 - 10 minutes on average. Hope this helps!
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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Alright people....time to be honest.

How bad is the traffic on the I-65 bridge in the mornings (i.e. "rush hour")? The Wife and I were planning on living in Scottsburg (relocating from out-of-state) but I'm hearing whispers of horrific traffic at work.

Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks very much!!
"bad traffic" is a relative term. It you are moving from say, Wichita or Toledo, it is going to look very bad. But if you are moving from Atlanta or LA, it is a breeze and almost laughable "traffic."
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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It does def. depend where you are coming from but we live on the east side an my husband drives in the AM to the southwest area and doesnt run into too much of a problem at all. The only big issues are when theres a bad accident but that still doesnt usually cause a big issue with traffic.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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Good posts above! I deliver to Jeffersonville and New Albany several mornings a week and the Southbound backup on the JFK bridge and leading up to it can be a little frustrating. But I'm not sure it's even as bad as Northern KY's backup into Cincinnati. Granted, a wreck ahead can be a real game-changer. And there are alternates; I-265 to the Sherman Metten (Sp?) Bridge on I-64. And, maybe before we'll all dead and buried, the bridge from KY to IN over I-265 will be built...

1. Watch your speed in Southern IN; the cops work I-65 REAL hard in the 55 mph zone. There were FOUR of 'em writing tickets on Thanksgiving morning when traffic was VERY light...

2. Be aware that LOTS of people wait until the last minute to cut into the right lane on the JFK Bridge to access I-64 & I-71. It FREQUENTLY causes multiple-vehicle crashes
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