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Old 11-13-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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I 65 Bridge Ind./KY.

We will be leaving MI. in a few days heading for Huntsville, AL. I understand the bridge at the Ind./KY. line is under construction and there are long lines and hours of waiting to cross the bridge. Any locals aware of the extent of this construction, a way around to bypass the bridge on I 65, etc. Help, please! We have a 37 foot motorhome. Thanks! Beans
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We will be leaving MI. in a few days heading for Huntsville, AL. I understand the bridge at the Ind./KY. line is under construction and there are long lines and hours of waiting to cross the bridge. Any locals aware of the extent of this construction, a way around to bypass the bridge on I 65, etc. Help, please! We have a 37 foot motorhome. Thanks! Beans
We have kids in Indianapolis that regularly go to Southern Kentucky. They told us that they go to Madison, IN for the bridge and then take 421 to I-71. We have also crossed the river at Rt 1039 (Belterra Casino) to I-71. According to our kids even if you drove to Cincinnati and then back to Louisville it would take less time than waiting at the bridge. That is probably an exaggeration, but they are pretty frustrated at the delays.
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The bridge at Louisville on hwy 64 IS CLOSED.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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BeansNme,

The I-65 bridge (north - south) is open in Louisville, but it gets a lot more traffic from the I-64 (east-west) bridge being closed. I suggest you check the KY and Indiana DOT websites for the latest construction updates. Alternately, consider I-75 through Cincinnati & Lexington, and bypass Louisville completely.

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We will be leaving MI. in a few days heading for Huntsville, AL. I understand the bridge at the Ind./KY. line is under construction and there are long lines and hours of waiting to cross the bridge. Any locals aware of the extent of this construction, a way around to bypass the bridge on I 65, etc. Help, please! We have a 37 foot motorhome. Thanks! Beans
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We really appreciate this information! Thanks this will help us out greatly! Hope ya'll have a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!
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If you time it right, ie: miss rush hour, noon lunch; the delay is not severe. There is ongoing highway construction on I 65 from about MM13 in IN to the bridge. The website to monitor is National Road Closure and Traffic Information. There is no way to avoid this unless you do as suggested in previous posts.
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Thank you for the info, we need to make a decision soon as to the best route to take. We always have taken 31 south to 65 south, but maybe it's time to take a different route and see something different. We appreciate your help and words of advise!
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Southbound I-71/75 just south of Cincinnati in Northern KY to the I-71 turnoff can on occasion be long backups, road construction, etc. It's a crapshoot!
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It just occured to me, there is an alternate route, which will be perhaps 100+ miles longer. Take IN 41 (from Terre Haute) South to I 24 East to join I 65 at Nashville, TN. Personally I would stay on I 65 and endure the traffic at Louisville. I stay in the center lane to avoid both the slow and speedster traffic and those pesky barricades along the edges.
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You have been a big help and we appreciate the advise. We're thinking you are probably right to just stay on 65 and endure the 'barrage of orange barrels'! Thank you and enjoy the holidays!
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