Week Ahead: Roadway Work Continues on I-71 and I-265

Lane and ramp closures expected this week on I-Move KY project

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

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. Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays.

Gene Snyder Freeway, between Interstate 64 and Taylorsville Road – A construction crew will continue asphalt and roadway work in preparation for the eventual widening of Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265). Crews also are working on relocating utilities in the median area.

  • One lane of I-265 in either direction may be closed overnight.
  • Work is planned Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Lane closures may be in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Located between mile point 23 and mile point 25 of I-265.

I-71/I-265 interchange – Milling and paving work continues this weekend on lanes of I-71.

  • One lane of I-71 southbound will be closed.
  • Three ramps at the interchange will be closed overnight at various times during the weekend:
    • I-71 southbound to I-265 southbound
    • I-71 southbound to I-265 northbound
    • I-265 northbound to I-71 southbound
  • Starting Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m.
  • Ending Monday, June 29 at 6 a.m.
  • Located between mile point 8.7 and mile point 9.8 of I-71

I-265 bridge over I-71 – Crews will begin working in the area for the eventual widening of the bridge.

  • Northbound traffic on I-265 will be shifted slightly, and temporary barriers will be installed.
  • Traffic on I-71 may be affected for short periods overnight as crews deconstruct portions of the bridge to widen it.
  • Stoppages on I-71 would occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Located at mile point 35 of I-265 northbound.

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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