I-Move Week Ahead: Work continues on I-71

Lane closures expected this week on I-Move Kentucky project

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to make progress in the I-Move Kentucky project as crews work in several areas of I-71. This work will involve daytime and overnight lane closures in some areas.

Looking ahead at the Labor Day holiday weekend, no lane closures are planned. 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 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Crews have completed previously announced blasting work on I-71 southbound and are in the process of moving to work on the northbound side. Blasting work will resume in a new location on I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road. and continue moving south in the coming days. This excavation work is needed to widen the corridor and add a collector-distributor lane that will improve safety for vehicles entering and entering the area. Some associated rolling lane closures and short-term road closures will take place on both north and south bound lanes this week between noon and 3 p.m. to keep motorists at a safe distance while blasting is completed near mile point 11.8 of I-71 northbound.

I-71 southbound between Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge – A lane closure of the left lane of I-71 southbound from the Brownsboro Road bridge to the I-265 bridge is planned tonight so that crews can perform paving operations in the median. Work in this area will allow for the relocation of a water transmission line in preparation to replace the bridge over I-71 between mile point 10.3 and 9.1 of I-71 southbound.

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 are continuing to perform work for a soil nail wall along the southbound lanes of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues through the summer at mile point 9.1.