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

Lane closures planned for Thursday night 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 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.

I-71/I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) interchange – Crews are working in the median area to prepare for construction of a new collector distributor lane and widen I-71 in that area.

  • One lane of I-71 southbound will be closed at the I-71/264 interchange.
  • Work and lane closures will occur overnight, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Starting Thursday, July 16.
  • Located between mile point 8.7 and mile point 9.8 of I-71.

Gene Snyder Freeway, between Interstate 64 and Taylorsville Road – A crew will be performing drainage and utility work in the median area between northbound and southbound lanes.

  • Work will occur throughout the week.
  • Traffic is not expected to be impacted.
  • Located between mile point 23 and mile point 25 of I-265.

Brownsboro Road (KY 1694) bridge over I-71 – Crews continue construction work to prepare 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 last 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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