The Connection

The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are committed to improving the I-69 corridor by constructing the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX).

I-69 ORX is a key, final connection of I-69 between Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky.

It’s divided into three sections for construction.

Section 1: Kentucky

Work is underway on the Kentucky approach with improvements extending from KY 425 to US 60.

Section 2: I-69 Bridge

Construction on the new river crossing, a bi-state project, is expected to begin in 2027.

Section 3: Indiana

The contract for the Indiana
approach is expected to
be awarded in 2023 with
construction to begin in 2024.

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Project News

US 41 Lane Closures Expected Late This Week

Motorists should prepare for lane closures on US 41 this week as crews continue survey work for Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River…

Kimsey Lane Closure Expected to Begin Next Week

The previously-announced closure of a section of Kimsey Lane is expected to begin Monday, August 8. The nearly half-mile section of Kimsey Lane between…

Long-Term Closure on Kimsey Lane to Begin in Late July

A section of Kimsey Lane is scheduled to close later this month for I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) Section 1 construction. The nearly…

I-69 ORX Launches New Website

With progress continuing on both sides of the river, the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) is launching a new and improved project website….

‘We’re Off!’: Gov. Beshear and Kentucky Officials Break Ground on I-69 ORX

The first shovels of dirt have been turned for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary…

US 41 Lane Closure Scheduled this Week

As preconstruction activities continue for Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX), a single lane closure on US 41 is planned…