I-Move Week Ahead: Construction Work Continues on I-71
Lane closure planned tonight in southbound lanes
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to make progress on the I-Move Kentucky project as crews work in several areas of I-71. This will involve lane closures in some areas to allow work to continue and ensure the safety of workers and motorists Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights this week.
Drivers should be cautious when traveling through active construction 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.
Current I-Move Kentucky Work Areas
I-71 southbound between Chamberlain Lane and I-265 interchange – The left lane of I-71 southbound – between mile point 10 and mile point 9 – will be closed overnight Wednesday. The lane closure will allow crews to move barrier walls in anticipation of a planned lane switch in the area later this week. On Friday, lanes also will be closed to shift lanes to the left for upcoming work on the right side of I-71 southbound.
I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Blasting work on I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road is under way and will continue in the coming days. Excavation work is needed to eventually widen this area of the I-71 corridor to a total of six lanes. The left lane will be closed on I-71 northbound overnight Thursday to prepare for blasting. Rolling lane closures and short-term road closures also will take place on both northbound and southbound lanes daily, including some weekends, between noon and 3 p.m. while blasting is completed near mile point 11.8 of I-71 northbound.
I-71 southbound between Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge – Crews recently completed work to pave a median, and work in this area is ongoing to allow for the relocation of a water transmission line. This preparation work will allow KYTC to begin construction of a new Brownsboro Road (KY 1694) bridge over I-71. This work zone is located between mile point 10.3 and mile point 9.1 of I-71 southbound. No traffic impacts are expected this week.
I-71 southbound between Highway 329 and the rest area – Crews recently put in an access road to a culvert that is being extended to allow for the widening of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work on the culvert continues between mile point 14.5 and mile point 13.5 of I-71 southbound.
I-71/I-265 interchange – Crews recently completed work for a soil nail wall and started cement stabilization work Monday to prepare the area for asphalt installation. This work along the southbound lanes of I-71 and the widening of the corridor to add a collector-distributor lane will improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting I-71 southbound. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues through the summer at mile point 9.1.
I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 – Crews are continuing to perform drainage and lane widening work in the median between northbound and southbound lanes of I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues between mile point 25.4 and mile point 23.1.