Bids to Go Out in Fall for I-65 Construction

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Bids are expected to be sought this fall to widen an eight-mile section of Interstate 65 through a section that has been the scene of a deadly crash.

The state has allocated $70.2 million for design, a small portion of right of way purchase, utility relocation and construction. Construction is budgeted for $65.5 million. But the final cost won't be known until the bids come in.

The nearly eight-mile section is from just north of Horse Cave to Munfordville and includes the Munfordville interchange.

Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin told the media that he hopes the construction of the Ohio River Bridges in Louisville doesn't hold up work in his county.

A semi-truck crashed into a van in March 2010 on I-65 near Munfordville, killing 11 people.

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