City of Worthington Hills

District 16 Update April 2012

VA Announces Completion of
Environmental Assessment for the New Veterans
Medical Center
Public Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, April 18

The Department of Veteran Affairs has announced the
completion of a "Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment" (PEA)
for the proposed site acquisition, construction and operation of a new VA
Medical Center. Click here to view the Draft PEA. Paper copies
may be viewed at the Louisville Free Public Library - Westport Road Branch,
located at8100 Westport Road.

The VA will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at
6:00 pm at Kammerer
Middle School, 7315 Wesboro Road. Comments
on the draft PEA may also be submitted in writing. All public comments are due
no later than April 29, 2012. Written comments can be submitted electronically
to LouisvilleReplacementHospitalComments@va.gov
or by mail to:

Robley RexVA
Medical Center,
Director's Office, 800 Zorn Ave.,
Louisville, Ky
40206

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Press
Release from the Kentucky Transportation Department
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Construction to Resume on Interstate
71 on April 13th -
Roadway will be
reduced to one lane for bridge repairs
. Louisville, KY
(April 4, 2012) –

Construction on Interstate 71 in Louisville
is scheduled to start again on April 13th.Asphalt paving and concrete bridge
deck repairs will resume on this section of roadway between Interstate 64 in
downtown Louisville
and Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway).

Concrete
repairs will be completed on the nine sets of bridges between downtown and
I-264 (mile points 0.0 and 5.5).During these repairs, I-71 will be reduced to
one lane for sixteen days in each direction.

Southbound I-71 will be reduced to one lane from 8:00 p.m.
on Friday, April 13th through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 30th.Construction is
scheduled to begin in the right lane and as work progresses construction will
move to the left lane. As part of this work, the exit ramp from southbound I-71
to Zorn Avenue
(Exit 2) will be closed from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13th until 6:00 a.m. on
Thursday, April 19th. Lane closures for bridge repairs on northbound I-71 are
currently scheduled for May 11th – 28th. Tractor-trailers and loads wider than
11 feet will not be permitted through the work zone. A signed detour will be in
place via Interstate 264 and Interstate 64. Lengthy delays are anticipated with
these lane closures. Motorists should consider alternate routes or allow extra
time to reach their destination. The final asphalt surface will be paved
between Interstate 64 and the Blankenbaker
  Lane overpass (mile points 0.0 and 3.5).During
this phase of the project full road closures will be utilized on two weekends
between mid-May and early June. Dates for this work will be provided based upon
weather and construction progress.

On average,
60,000 vehicles travel this section of roadway each day. The speed limit in the
work zone will be reduced to 45 MPH.

Construction began in August 2011 on this project, but work
was limited last fall due to the closure of the Sherman Minton
Bridge. Interstate 71
served as the detour route for accessing Interstate 65 and crossing the Ohio
River into southern Indiana.
Gohmann Asphalt and Construction is the contractor on this $10.9 million
project. Work is currently scheduled for completion in June.

The actual starting date and duration of this work may be
adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log
on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Traffic information for the
District 5 counties is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.

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