BRADENTON, Fla. — The Federal Highway Administration Friday approved a supplemental environmental impact statement that is a significant milestone toward starting construction on portions of the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project later this year.

Jose Sepulveda, division administrator for the FHWA, signed the environmental statement for the project, which involves building two bridges connecting Indiana and Kentucky across the Ohio River. The two states are splitting the costs and conducting separate construction procurement processes.

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