The Ohio River Bridges Project – East End Crossing is a $1.2 billion transportation infrastructure project by INDOT connecting Prospect, KY, to Utica, IN, via eight miles of interstate quality roadway, a twin-bore tunnel, and a cable-stayed bridge over the Ohio River. Financed and constructed through an innovative public private partnership, the project’s purpose is to improve cross-river mobility in the region by providing traffic congestion relief to commuters travelling through downtown Louisville. By providing an alternate route, it provides travelers with a safer and faster commute, thus addressing a long-term desire of metro-area residents. The project is projected to provide a significant economic benefit to the region. The project’s location puts it close to several major interstates, the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, the Louisville International Airport, and the UPS Worldport shipping hub. Impact studies have shown that the project will support an average of 15,000 jobs per year and that the regional economy will experience an increase of $29 billion in personal income, and $87 billion in economic growth between the years 2012 and 2042.