Virtual project update for Section 1 of I-69 ORX planned for tonight

Virtual project update for Section 1 of I-69 ORX planned for early April
Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 11:19 AM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Officials say due to construction ramping up, a virtual project update for Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) is planned for tonight.

According to a release, it will offer an opportunity for attendees to hear from the Project Team and learn more about progress to date and work ahead.

They say the virtual update will be held at 6 p.m. on Microsoft Teams.

To register for the meeting, you can do so here.

Officials say the project team will preview an upcoming traffic shift on US 41, highlight work planned for the upcoming year, and share progress made in Henderson.

Meeting materials, including a recording of the update, will be posted on the project website.

According to a release, I-69 ORX is divided into three sections for construction. I-69 ORX Section 1 focuses on improvements in Henderson and extends from KY 425 to US 60. It includes an extension of over six miles of I-69, new interchanges with US 41 and US 60 and a reconstructed KY 351 interchange.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is overseeing the Section 1 project.

Officials say construction started in summer 2022 and is expected to continue through 2025.