Louisville, KY (May 13, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of overnight traffic delays this week on Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in Jefferson County. A consultant engineering firm will perform mobile scanning of the concrete bridge decks as part of design work for widening this interstate. Crews will use ground-penetrating radar on I-265 in both directions between Taylorsville Road and Interstate 71 (mile markers 23.1 to 34.7).
This analysis is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 – Friday, May 17 from 9 p.m. each evening until 5 a.m. the following morning. Equipment will travel at slower speeds of 45 MPH so motorists should expect some delays. Drivers will be able to pass the testing vehicles by using an adjacent lane.
Widening of I-265 is part of KYTC’s recently announced I-Move Kentucky project. This $180 million design-build project will improve safety and reduce congestion through a heavily traveled interstate corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties. The work combines four priority projects into a single construction project to add lane capacity and upgrades at two, major interchanges on I-265, I-71 and I-64.
Construction for I-Move Kentucky is scheduled to begin in 2020. For more information visit I-Move KY.
The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Visit goky.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5 .