After a short delay due to rain that moved through the Tri-State last week, lane restrictions on the Twin Bridges began late Sunday afternoon as the first phase of the massive "Fix for 41" project gets underway.

As Indiana State Trooper, Sergeant Todd Ringle noted on Twitter Sunday evening, crews have created three lanes on the northbound bridge for drivers to get to and from Evansville to Henderson, and vice-versa.

Making three lanes of traffic out of what is normally only two will likely cause drivers to grip the wheel a little tighter, as Eyewitness News reporter, Stuart Hammer learned on his way to work Sunday.

Sergeant Ringle, current emoji champion of the Tri-State, passed along a few tips to help drivers stay focused as they navigate the bridge:

One lane of traffic will be open on the southbound bridge heading into Henderson for heavy truck traffic only.

Unfortunately, the Twin Bridges are the quickest way to get from Evansville to Henderson, and back again. You could take Highway 66 (a.k.a. the Lloyd Expressway) all the way to Highway 231 in Rio, then cut down to Owensboro, and head back to Henderson, but that route will add at least an extra hour to your trip.

For more information on the Fix for 41 project, including what's still to come, visit the official website.

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