6:48am

Wed March 20, 2013
The Commonwealth

The Projected Cost to Cross the Bridge

Although it will be years before vehicles cross it, the cost to pass over a new Ohio River bridge near Louisville is being discussed now.  A consulting firm announced Tuesday toll rates for the Ohio River Bridges Project include a likely one dollar fee for frequent users.  Other assumed rates are two dollars for other two axle vehicles, five dollars for medium trucks and ten dollars per heavy loads.  Official toll rate setting will be the job of a Kentucky-Indiana Joint Tolling Board.

  It includes leaders of the two states’ transportation and finance agencies.  The downtown crossing eventually will feature a new bridge for northbound lanes of interstate 65 between Louisville and Jeffersonville Indiana and reconfiguration of the John F Kennedy memorial bridge to carry southbound I-65.