Ohio River Bridges Project Is “Directly Linked” with Economic Development

WDRB (Louisville) reports, “Promoted as a way to ease congestion and improve access between the states, the $2.3 billion [Ohio River Bridges] project also has become directly linked with economic development and business growth on both sides of the river.” The station takes a deep look at the impact of tolling and the upside of the bi-state infrastructure investment, and adds, “[T]he new roads are likely to help companies by slashing travel times and opening up opportunities for expansion, said Miguel Hampton, owner of the F5 Enterprises marketing firm and board member of the Kentuckiana Hispanic Business Council. As for tolls, ‘We’re just going to have to overcome it,’ he said, ‘and it becomes part of our lifestyle.’”