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As one of the largest transportation projects in the country, the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project frequently generates media interest.  The authority, whose primary role has been to develop a financial plan, operates separately from the project.  If you are a member of the working media and need information or access to images or animation files, please contact Angela Nichols at (812)282-7493 extension 227 or anichols@indot.in.gov.  To obtain information about the project, visit www.kyinbridges.com.


Most Recent News:

Development Agreement Approved — October 29, 2012
The Bridges authority has approved the Development Agreement that governs construction, financing and long-term management of the Bridges Project.

NEWS RELEASE   

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Revised Record of Decision — June 20, 2012 
The Ohio River Bridges Project has recieve federal approval to proceed to construction with a revised Record of Decision.  

NEWS RELEASE 

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Updates given at Bridges Authority meeting show the project is moving into the fast lane – May 22, 2012
Reports on project timeline and tolling authorization show the project is moving at an uprecedented pace. 

NEWS RELEASE

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Indiana initiates industry review phase for East End Crossing 
The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) has formally initiated its industry review process with its four shortlisted proposers for the East End Crossing portion of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. 

NEWS RELEASE

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Public comments accepted now on economic impact study – April 2012
The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) has received an Economic Impact Study analyzing the impact of using a public-private financial and project-delivery structure for the East End Crossing portion of the proposed Ohio River Bridges Project. The Economic Impact Study may be viewed at www.in.gov/ifa/2750.htm. Public comments were allowed to be submitted online until 5 p.m., May 7, 2012.

A public hering was held April 26 in Jeffersonville, Ind., with a video link to location in Louisville, Ky., providing an opportunity for people at both locations to provide comments.  At the start of the hearing, there was a presentation about the study findings.

PRESENTATION MADE AT PUBLIC HEARING 

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Finalists Selected for Downtown, East End Crossings of Ohio River Bridges Project – April 2012
Kentucky and Indiana today announced the finalist teams that will compete over the next several months to build the Ohio River Bridges Project, one of the nation’s largest transportation infrastructure improvements underway.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) narrowed the list of design-build teams from five to three. The experienced teams of bridge- and road-building professionals are competing for a contract to build a new Interstate 65 bridge over the Ohio River in downtown Louisville and rebuild the interstate connections on both sides of the river.

Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) narrowed the list of potential partners from six to four. The teams – which each have extensive experience in the design, construction and financing of large public infrastructure projects – will compete to build the East End Crossing, which will connect the Lee Hamilton Expressway in Clark County, Ind. with the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County, Ky.

For more information on the Downtown Crossing, click here

For more information on the East End Crossing, click here.

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Indiana receives six responses to RFQ for East End Crossing – March 12, 2012
The Indiana Finance Authority and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are pleased to publish a list of the six (6) teams that responded to the Request for Qualifications to Design, Build, Finance Operate and Maintain the East End Crossing (Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project).

NEWS RELEASE   
LINK TO LIST OF SIX TEAMS 

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Five Professional Teams Competing To Build I-65 Bridges, Interchanges in Downtown Louisville – April 3, 2012
List will be narrowed to three by mid-April; innovation, speed, value and inclusion will determine winning team.
LINK TO PROCUREMENT PAGE ON DOWNTOWN CROSSING 

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Request for Qualifications finalized for Downtown Crossing – April 2012
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has finalized guidelines for selecting three teams that will compete to build a new I-65 bridge in downtown Louisville and rebuild interstate connections on both sides of the Ohio River. 
LINK TO RFQ ON DOWNTOWN CROSSING 

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Financial Plan Update- March 5, 2012

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Governors Agree to Plan to Pay for Bridges - March 5, 2012  

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Memorandum of Understanding Signed by Governors - March 5, 2012 

Governors Mitch Daniels and Steve Beshear sign MOU. Standing left to right are the Bridges Authority’s Co-chair Kerry Stemler, Executive Director Steve Schultz and Chairman Charles Buddeke.

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Industry Day for East End Crossing - March 2, 2012
The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) held an information meeting for prospective proposers related to the procurement of the East End Crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project. 
presentation     
list of registrants and attendees

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Pre-bid Meeting, Draft RFQ for Downtown Crossing - March 1, 2012
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued a Draft Request for Qualifications for the Downtown Phase of the Ohio River Bridges Project. A pre-bid meeting was held March 1, 2012. To access the Draft RFQ as well as a list of registrants for the pre-bid meeting, visit the KYTC Bridges Procurement webpage: CLICK HERE.

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Kentucky Issues Notice of Intent for Project’s Downtown Phase - Jan. 30, 2012
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking teams of contractors to design and build a new downtown Louisville bridge, a modernized downtown interchange and improved I-65 connections to Southern Indiana.

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Indiana Finance Authority conducting feasibility & economic impact studies - Jan.  2012
The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA), in coordination with the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority, is conducting a preliminary feasibility study to assess the feasibility of using a public-private financial and project delivery structure for the East End portion of the project involving a new bridge near Utica, Indiana and Prospect, Kentucky that, with its approaches, will link the Lee Hamilton Expressway and Gene Snyder Freeway.  The purpose of the economic impact study would be to determine the economic impacts of the project on existing commercial and industrial development, potential impacts on employment and future development, as well as the possible fiscal impacts on local units of government.

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Indiana Issues RFQ for Transaction CounselJan. 6, 2012

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Kentucky, Indiana reach consensus on Ohio River bridges plan - Dec. 29, 2011

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Request for Information issued - September 13, 2011
The Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain responses from private industry that could help the Authority plan and structure the procurement process for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. To see a copy of the RFI, click here.

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Authority targets 4th Quarter to kick off procurement process - July 7, 2011

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Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Bridges Project - April 14, 2011
In response to questions raised during the Bridges Project Industry Forum in February, KYTC and INDOT have developed a document to help answer questions about potential conflicts of interest regarding future project work. 

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Bridges Authority members tour Big Four Bridge Site, meet with more developer, contractors – April 7, 2011

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Bridges Project begins final review process with series of public meetings – April 6, 2011

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Developers at the Bridges Innovation Forum say the overall project construction schedule could be shortened significantly – March 30, 2011

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Bridges Industry Forum  – February 16-17, 2011
The Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority, along with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation, hosted an industry forum February 16 and 17 to showcase the Ohio River Bridges Project and explore creative approaches to project development. Below are PDFs of the presentations made during the conference as well as a list of those who registered to attend.

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Industry forum set for Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project - Jan 17, 2011

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Bridges project industry forum planned for February - Jan 6, 2011

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Bridges Authority, KPTIA approve updated financial plan - Dec 16, 2010

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Updated Financial Plan - Dec 2010

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Authority unveils plan to support August 2012 construction target - Dec 9, 2010

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Finance & Construction Committee targets $1 toll; Aug 2012 construction - Dec 2, 2010

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Bridges Authority adopts strategic objectives - Sep 2, 2010

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KIPDA Financial Demonstration - July 2010

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TIGER II Grant Application

TIGER II Appendix A - Benefit-Cost Report

TIGER II Appendix B – Letters of Support

TIGER II Appendix C – TIFIA Letter of Interest

TIGER II Appendix D – Federal Wage Rate Certification