The fate of a proposed $1.3 billion expressway being pushed by the governors of Illinois and Indiana could be determined Thursday.
Project will serve new Interstate 65 exit, serve as gateway to Greenwood.
A former concrete plant in Greenwood faces the wrecking ball to make room for a wider road. The city plans to raze the former Prairie Materials concrete plant so it can turn Worthsville Road into a major boulevard that can handle traffic from a planned Interstate 65 exit.
Indiana and Kentucky officials applauded the ceremonial start Thursday of an early phase of a project to build two new Ohio River bridges, signaling that decades of talk soon will become one of the nation's largest active public works endeavors.
Construction is expected to start in 2014, with the city paying about half the estimated $22 million cost out of its revenue from a special taxing district for infrastructure projects.