I-Move Weekend Report: Bridge Construction Continues at I-71/I-265 Interchange
Crews working nights to set beams for a new bridge
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to make progress on the I-Move Kentucky project as crews work in several areas of I-71 and I-265. Work planned for earlier this week at the I-71/I-265 interchange was moved to this weekend due to inclement weather. It will require some rolling road closures and ramp closures as crews construct a new bridge over I-71.
Overnight Friday, rolling road closures will be in place on I-71 northbound near the I-265 interchange. The I-71 northbound rolling closures will start at the I-264 (Watterson Expressway) split at mile point 5.1. The closures will occur in 15-minute increments as crews set beams for an I-265 bridge over I-71. The ramp from I-265 southbound to I-71 northbound will be closed overnight, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Overnight Saturday, rolling road closures will be in place on I-71 southbound near the I-265 interchange. The I-71 southbound rolling closures will start near the rest area near mile point 12. The closures also will occur in 15-minute increments as crews set beams for an I-265 bridge over I-71. The ramp from I-265 northbound to I-71 southbound will be closed overnight, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Overnight Sunday at 8 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m., the ramp from I-71 southbound to I-265 southbound will be closed to shift traffic to newly paved lanes.
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.
Other I-Move Kentucky Work Areas
I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Blasting work on I-71 northbound and southbound at Moser Farm Road is under way and will continue daily this week. 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 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 – Preparation work in this area is ongoing to allow for widening of the corridor and 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 continue to work to extend a culvert that will allow for the widening of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues between mile point 14.5 and mile point 13.5 of I-71 southbound.
I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 – Paving on interior lanes of I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 will begin Wednesday night. No traffic impacts are anticipated as crews perform this work and continue drainage and lane widening work in the median between mile point 25.4 and mile point 23.1.