New Albany, Ind.—Unfamiliar motorists traveling “over the river and through the woods” this Thanksgiving travel holiday are reminded that Interstate 64 is detoured at the Ohio River between southern Indiana and Louisville. I-64 traffic is being detoured over I-265 and I-65 in southern Indiana and Louisville. Southbound I-65 traffic should also anticipate daytime delays and peak Thanksgiving traffic backups in southern Indiana.
The Sherman Minton Bridge carrying I-64 across the Ohio River remains closed through March for structural repairs needed to ensure safety of the motoring public. Prior to the closure, the bridge carried more than 70,000 vehicle trips on an average day.
“Unfamiliar motorists traveling the interstate system through Louisville do not know the local routes,” said Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Chief Operating Officer Troy Woodruff. “Both local and through traffic is strongly encouraged to travel during off-peak and overnight hours.”