Ribbon cutting held for Heavy Haul Road in Clark County, opens to traffic next week
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.— A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning in Jeffersonville to celebrate the opening of the Heavy Haul Transportation Corridor.
Construction began in late 2019 to provide a continuous route for heavy haul vehicles between River Ridge Commerce Center and the Port of Indiana at Jeffersonville. The road was constructed in two segments, the first opening in 2017. At just over a mile in length, the second section will open to traffic next week.
Representatives from the Indiana Department of Transportation, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, Clark County Commissioner Jack Coffman, Senator Kevin Boehnlein, and former Senator Ron Grooms provided remarks at the new bridge over Lentzier Creek.
The route will serve the increasing freight traffic in the area. This increase is due in large part to the 2016 opening of the East End Crossing.
The latest segment cost approximately $14.5 million and was completed by MAC Construction. The project includes a new two-lane roadway and bridge over Lentzier Creek.
Members of the Heavy Haul project team officially cutting the ribbon at the ceremony held Thursday morning in Jeffersonville. The new roadway will open to traffic next week.