I-Move Weekend Report: Construction work on I-71 and I-265 requires lane closures this weekend

Traffic on I-71 northbound and I-265 will be impacted

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 to move and remove temporary barrier walls installed for the protection of workers and motorists during construction will require lane closures this weekend. Progress installing new pavement on parts of I-71 also continues with additional paving operations planned this weekend that will also impact traffic.

Starting at 8 p.m. Friday and continuing until mid-morning Saturday, work on temporary barrier walls will require lane closures on I-71 northbound and I-265. I-71 northbound will be reduced to one lane between the Springdale Road bridge near mile point 8.7 and the overpass for I-265 at mile point 9.1. Additionally, I-265 northbound and southbound will be reduced to one lane from the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4 to Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8.’

Starting at 7 p.m. Sunday and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday, I-71 northbound will be reduced to one lane from Chamberlain Lane at mile point 9.8 to Brownsboro Road at mile point 10.3 to install a temporary barrier wall.

Starting at noon Saturday and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday, paving on I-71 northbound will require traffic to be reduced to one lane from past Moser Farm Road near mile point 12 to Highway 329 near mile point 14. The rest area on I-71 northbound near mile point 13 will be closed while paving operations are underway in that area.

Work schedules may be adjusted due to 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.

Other I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

I-71/I-265 interchange – Work continues on new bridges, 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. See planned traffic impacts listed above.

I-71 northbound to Moser Farm Road – Blasting work on I-71 northbound and southbound at Moser Farm Road is under way and continues daily. 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 – Interior lanes of I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 were recently paved. 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.