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On Tuesday, March 10, work will resume on the Milton-Madison Bridge as the construction crew modifies sidewalk bearings. This requires raising the sidewalk slightly, approximately an inch, in some areas.
Deemed as minor work, this will not require the sidewalk to be closed, meaning pedestrians will still be allowed on the sidewalk. However, there will be workers on the sidewalk at times. Also, there will be daily closings of the bridge shoulders (emergency lanes) because workers will be in these areas as well.
Weather permitting, painting will also resume April 6. All work is expected to be complete by the end of May, bringing substantial completion of the project.
The Milton-Madison Bridge Project – a joint effort between the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – has received numerous state and national engineering awards for innovation. Spanning nearly a half mile, the truss of the Milton-Madison Bridge made history in April of last year by being the longest bridge in North America – and perhaps the world – to be slid laterally into place.