Week Ahead: Bridge construction and repair work requires lane closures Monday

Traffic on I-71 and at 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 pour a bridge deck and repair a guardrail will require lane closures Monday. Ongoing work on I-71 also continues this week.

Starting at 9 a.m. Monday until 3 p.m., traffic on I-71 northbound will be reduced by one lane while construction crews pour the deck of new bridge lanes over Brownsboro Road. The lane closure will start after Chamberlain Lane at mile point 9.8 and end past the Brownsboro Road bridge near mile point 10.3.

Starting at 9 a.m. Monday until noon, I-265 northbound will be reduced by one lane while construction crews repair a guardrail on the shoulder. The lane closure will begin at Taylorsville Road near mile point 23.1 and continue to I-64 at mile point 25.4.

Previously announced lane closures on I-71 continue this week through Wednesday each night starting at 8 p.m. and continuing until 6 a.m. the following morning. I-71 southbound and I-71 northbound will be reduced to one lane from south of the rest area near mile point 13 to south of Chamberlain Lane near mile point 9.8 to install a temporary barrier wall. Shifts may vary each night dependent on limitations related to location and weather.

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.

About I-Move Kentucky

The I-Move Kentucky project includes improvements to four, major sections of I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties. Work on the I-Move project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. Stay informed through the following channels:

Website www.I-MoveKY.com
Facebook – facebook.com/IMoveKY/
Twitter – twitter.com/IMoveKY
Email alerts/newsletters – Signup at www.I-MoveKY.com
Mobile alerts – Text “IMOVEKY” to 81257