I-265 Lane Closing Overnight for I-Move Project

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.

Overnight lane closures are planned this week on I-265 in eastern Jefferson County.

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