I-Move Weekend Report: Overnight Lane Closure Planned on I-71 Friday

Construction work may impact traffic in some areas this weekend

 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of upcoming traffic impacts this weekend as construction continues for the I-Move Kentucky project. Work this weekend on I-71 southbound between the Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge will involve an overnight lane closure Friday to complete paving work. Ongoing excavation work on I-71 northbound will continue to include rolling lane closures and short-term road closures to keep motorists safe during blasting.

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.

Progress continues in several areas of the I-Move Kentucky project to address high-priority transportation needs and create a safer and more efficient interstate corridor.

Current I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

I-71 southbound between Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge – Paving and preparation work is ongoing in this area to 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. Overnight lane closures between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. will continue through Friday night/Saturday morning to complete paving work.

I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Blasting work on I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road is under way and will continue moving south. This excavation work is needed to eventually widen this area of the I-71 corridor to a total of six lanes. Rolling lane closures and short-term road closures will take place daily, including some weekends, on both northbound and southbound lanes 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 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 will start 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.