The next phase of a multi-million dollar highway project in southern Indiana is underway. Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore broke ground on Friday to kick off the newest section of the heavy haulage corridor that connects River Ridge and the Indiana Port, adding $ 14.5 million to most of the tractor units will pull off Highway 62 and make the roundabout safer. “The articulated lorries do not stay within their lanes and there will be some accidents, and they have too.” The route is to be opened to traffic by the end of 2021.

The next phase of a multi-million dollar highway project in southern Indiana is underway.

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to inaugurate the newest section of the heavy-duty transportation corridor that connects River Ridge and the Indiana port.

Moore said the $ 14.5 million addition will pull most articulated trucks off Highway 62 and make the roundabout safer.

“It’s especially scary when you’re trying to get through there and you have a semi-finals next to you,” said Moore. “The Semis don’t stay within their lanes and there will be some accidents and they did.”

Moore said the heavy haul road is also good news for the people who live on New Middle Road as it provides easier access to 265 State Road.

The route is to be opened to traffic by the end of 2021.