Ramp from I-265 northbound to I-71 southbound closed from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of upcoming traffic impacts this weekend as construction continues for the I-Move Kentucky project.
Work overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning will require the ramp from I-265 northbound to I-71 southbound to be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The short-term closure will allow for construction crews to do pavement demolition work on the ramp. This will allow them to incorporate a newly added lane to the existing roadway.
No other traffic impacts are planned this weekend as work progresses in several areas of the I-Move Kentucky project. Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays.
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.
Current I-Move Kentucky Work Areas
I-71/I-265 interchange – The ramp from I-265 northbound to I-71 southbound will be closed Saturday night at 8 p.m. and reopen Sunday morning at 6 a.m. so that crews can work on the roadway surface and switch traffic to a different lane. Work on access ramps, along I-71 and the widening of the corridor to add a collector-distributor lane will improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting I-71 at mile point 9.1.
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 – 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.