Drilling crews will work overnight along I-265 for next two weeks
Note: This news release updates the schedule for planned lane closures on Interstate 265.
Drilling crews will work overnight along I-265 between I-71 and I-64 over the next two weeks.
Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s I-Move Kentucky project will close lanes on Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway), starting Tuesday, April 7, as they perform geotechnical work over the next two weeks.
Crews will be working along sections of I-265, between the I-64 and I-71 interchanges. The work will occur between mile point 25 and mile point 35 of I-265.
Portions of the left lane of either northbound or southbound I-265 may be closed for the safety of workers and the traveling public. Work will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., from April 7 to April 17, and drivers should be cautious when traveling in the area.
Signage will be in place to alert drivers of the closure and workers in the area. Crews working in the field will follow the state’s social distancing guidelines while advancing this important project.
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 includes 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 this month, starting along I-71.
No timetable has been set to start construction along I-265, but clearing and site preparation work began in late March. 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