LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – This summer construction work will begin kicking off the start of the downtown bridge project.
The bridge is set to open in 2016 and the downtown bridge will be just east of where the Kennedy Bridge currently sits.
Six lanes of traffic will take drivers from Louisville to Jeffersonville. Starting in July, the I-64 eastbound ramp to I-65 will shut down. This area will stay closed for 1,000 days.
On Wednesday, a public open house was held for questions and concerns.
"You're always going to have concerns when you are do construction, there's excitement tempered with concern of course and the purpose of these public meetings is to address some concerns, hear some of those questions and get feedback on what we are doing down here," said Andy Barber, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project manager.
In Indiana starting this July there will be work on Exit 0 north bound, but the exit will remain open during the construction of the new exit ramp.
Over in Nulu, there are some concerns with construction and the length of the project.
Gill Holland, president of the Nulu Business Association said fortunately they have worked hand in hand with all the key players in the this project in hopes of making sure the streets stay busy with customers.
As part of the bridges project, Holland says they are planning some kind of gateway sign to go up to let people know they are entering Nulu. They hope that will only keep people coming back.