I-Move Kentucky Plans Weekend Lane Closures on I-71

Milling and paving work will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, June 19 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of upcoming traffic impacts this week as construction work continues in several areas across the I-Move Kentucky project. This work will involve overnight and weekend lane closures as well as temporary stoppages of traffic in some areas.

A major component of the I-Move Kentucky project starts this week with roadway work on Interstate 71 at the interchange with the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265). Milling and paving work is planned over the next two weekends.

  • One lane of I-71 northbound will be closed
  • Starting Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Ending Monday, June 22 at 6 a.m.
  • Located between mile point 8.7 and mile point 9.8 of I-71
  • Work on southbound I-71 is tentatively planned for weekend of June 26-29

Other construction

Construction and engineering work also is underway on the I-Move Kentucky project in the following project areas. Drivers should be cautious when traveling in these areas. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

I-64/I-265 interchange – A crew will be performing geotechnical drilling in median areas to prepare for construction.

  • Left lane of I-64 westbound will be closed Monday, June 15
  • Right lane of I-265 northbound will be closed Tuesday, June 16
  • Work will occur overnight, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Gene Snyder Freeway, between Interstate 64 ramps and Taylorsville Road – A construction crew will continue asphalt and roadway work in preparation for the eventual widening of I-265. Crews also will remove existing cable barriers and begin underground utility work.

  • Located between mile point 23 and mile point 25 of I-265
  • No traffic impacts are expected

Brownsboro Road (KY 1694) bridge over I-71 – Crews continue construction of a retaining wall in preparation to replace the bridge over I-71. A water transmission line is also being relocated in the area in preparation of bridge construction.

  • Work started in mid-May
  • Short, periodic stoppages of traffic on KY 1694 (Brownsboro Road) may be necessary

I-265 bridges over La Grange Road – Maintenance and concrete patching work continues as part of improvements to I-265.

  • Project started this month
  • No traffic impacts are expected

I-265 bridges over Westport Road – Maintenance and concrete patching work continues as part of improvements to I-265.

  • Project started in early May
  • No traffic impacts are expected

About I-Move Kentucky

The I-Move Kentucky project includes improvements to four, major sections of I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties. Work on the I-Move project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. Stay informed through the following channels:

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