Gateway Urban Center Traffic NoticeCity Hall has just received news from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) that they will be closing and barricading the 11th Street bridge over the railroad very soon due to the "serious condition of the steel superstructure". An exact date was not given, but it is likely to occur this week. Residents should prepare to find alternative vehicular routes in preparation for this change.
The City has been working with KYTC regarding the potential closure or replacement of both the 11th and 15th Street bridges. The 15th Street bridge has also been closed to vehicular traffic for some time.
The City's Transportation Task Force has held public meetings, in conjunction with KYTC, to discuss the future of both bridges and possible options.
City Staff is still working with KYTC to analyze the possibilities of a final solution for the bridges; this current measure is only to address the immediate safety concerns.