Drilling crews will close one lane near Old Henry Road for safety
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2020) – Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s I-Move Kentucky project will close lanes on Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway), starting tonight, as they perform drilling work over the next few nights.
A drilling crew will be working on I-265, just south of the Old Henry Road interchange, and will close a right lane to traffic while work is underway. Work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., and drivers should be cautious when traveling in the area.
The geotechnical drilling is planned at mile point 28.3 of I-265, between the Shelbyville Road and Old Henry interchanges. Signage will be in place to alert drivers of the closure and workers in the area.
Other project activities
I-Move Kentucky is the largest construction project in Kentucky since the Ohio River Bridges Project was completed in 2016. The four-year project will add lane capacity and include improvements at two, major interchanges where I-265 converges with I-71 and I-64.
Clearing and site preparation work also are underway on the project, primarily along the I-71 corridor between I-265 and KY 329 in Oldham County. Initial construction work on the I-Move project is expected to begin in four to six weeks, starting along I-71.
No timetable has been set to start construction along I-265, but clearing work is expected to begin soon. The entire I-Move project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.
Learn more about the project
Additional updates on I-Move Kentucky will be shared online and through the project’s social media channels:
Website – www.I-MoveKY.com
Facebook – facebook.com/IMoveKY/
Twitter – twitter.com/IMoveKY