Construction causing congestion on Highway 41 between Evansville and Henderson


HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – Traffic is moving slowly across the northbound twin bridge Thursday morning as traffic has been reduced to one lane near Ellis Park.

Our crew on scene says Highway 41 southbound is also down to one lane starting at the I-69 interchange to Ellis Park. This is causing a major headache for some drivers.

“I’m late to get my son from school to take him to the next school because apparently there is one lane blocked off and I’ve been sitting here for 25 minutes from Audubon State Park, my morning walk so thank god I’m in the right state of mind to make it across the bridge but it is very frustrating,” said Amy Stahl. She explained she couldn’t see what was going on to cause such a traffic jam. “And there’s no warning for it. There should be a sign way back there that says, ‘get in this lane.’ like I’m not even across the bridge yet but I don’t know what lane I need to be in so we are all kind of in limbo here.”

Law enforcement is also on scene to begin slowing traffic down and keep road crews safe.

An INDOT representative says a customer call came in saying there were issues on the bridge over the slough by the weigh station. Contractors inspected the bridge’s deck and determined the southbound lane needed to be milled and repaved.

Also, road core samples are being taken in the area. Both these projects are resulting both sides of the highway to be restricted to one lane.

Some people say this isn’t the first time they’ve hit traffic on the twin bridges.

“Several times,” said Fala Hancock. “Today seems to be one of the worst.”

The project manager says they do not expect the work to last all day.

Traffic started flowing again around noon, once that second lane opened back up. Some drivers tell us they wish there was a warning or another way to get from Henderson to Evansville without going through Owensboro.

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 5, 2020)

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