Section 1: Kentucky
I-69 ORX Section 1 is the approach work in Kentucky with improvements in Henderson extending from KY 425 to US 60.
KYTC is overseeing the project. I-69 ORX Section 1 will extend I-69 by more than six miles and includes interchanges with KY 351, US 41 near Kimsey Lane and at US 60.
KYTC awarded a nearly $158 million contract to the Ragle, Inc./Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. design-build team in late 2021. Construction started in summer 2022.
New US 41 Overpass Bridges at KY 351
I-69 ORX Section 1 includes numerous roadway and bridge improvements. Nine new bridges are being built and seven bridges are being rehabilitated as part of the new I-69 in Henderson. New US 41 overpass bridges are being built at KY 351. The new bridges are being built at the same location, with the bridges remaining open to traffic throughout construction. Construction started in early June 2023 and is expected to be completed by Spring 2025.
SECTION 1 FAQs
Governor Beshear included funding in his six-year state highway plan in 2020 and Kentucky lawmakers demonstrated their support with $227 million for the project over a 5-year period.
Construction started in summer 2022 and is expected to be complete in 2025.
The Ragle, Inc./Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. design-build team is the contractor for I-69 ORX Section 1. The team was selected in late 2021.
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