East End Crossing Schedule


The East End Crossing reached substantial completion in December 2016 and will continue maintenance until 2051. Below is the 2016 construction schedule leading up to the opening of the new bridge.

Work on the upper struts of the towers was completed in early 2016
Construction continues along KY 841

Construction Activities

  • Placement of new KY 841 concrete pavement continues
  • Tunnel electrical and mechanical systems installations will proceed, including the new tunnel control building at KY 841 and U.S. 42
  • Construction on the main-span bridge precast concrete deck panels and cable-stays
  • Aesthetic enhancements throughout the Indiana approach

Work in Kentucky

  • Mid 2016: Northbound KY 841 to U.S. 42 ramp will be open to traffic
  • Mid 2016: Final concrete liner for the tunnels will be complete
  • Late 2016: Construction from the I-71 interchange to the Ohio River will be complete, including landscaping

Work on the River

  • Early 2016: Structural steel for the Kentucky approach bridge will be complete
  • Mid 2016: Installation of the cable-stays and structural steel for the main-span between the towers will begin
  • Late 2016: Erection of the main-span will be complete, followed by final finishing works

Work in Southern Indiana

  • Early 2016: Bridges between Salem Road and the Port Road interchange will be complete; final grading and landscaping will be ongoing
  • Mid 2016: Concrete paving from Salem Road to the Ohio River will be completed; final grading and landscaping
    will be ongoing
  • Late 2016: Construction on SR 265 from the SR 62/ Port Road interchange to the Ohio River will be complete

The New East End Crossing Reached Substantial Completion in December 2016.