Week Ahead: Lane closures planned Sunday and Monday to install barrier walls and signage
Traffic on I-265 and I-71 will be impacted next week
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. Crews will not be working Thursday, Dec. 24 to Saturday, Dec. 26 to observe the holiday. Work will resume Sunday to install barrier walls and new signage requiring lane closures Dec. 27 and Monday, Dec. 28.
From 8 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, I-71 southbound will be reduced to one lane from mile point 12 to near Chamberlain Lane near mile point 9.8. I-265 northbound will also be reduced to one lane from the I-64 eastbound exit at mile point 25.4 to Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8. Temporary barrier walls are being installed in both areas for the safety of motorists and construction workers.
From 8 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, I-71 southbound will be reduced to one lane from near Chamberlain Lane at mile point 9.8 to near the I-71/I-265 interchange at mile point 9.1. Crews will be setting signage on the new sign truss over I-71. At the same time, I-265 northbound will be reduced to one lane from the I-64 eastbound exit at mile point 25.4 to Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 while work to install temporary barrier walls continues. I-265 northbound will also be reduced to one lane from south of Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 to the I-64 overpass at mile point 25.4 to install a barrier wall.
I-Move Kentucky is nearing completion of the collector-distributor lane on I-71 southbound at I-265 interchange. Additional closures may be announced early next week related to the final traffic shift.
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.