Weekend Report: Paving and construction work requires ramp and lane closures
Traffic on I-71 and at I-71/I-265 interchange 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 on I-71 and paving operations at the I-71/I-265 interchange will require lane and ramp closures this weekend.
Each night from tonight through Wednesday, Dec. 23 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.
Paving operations to connect new the collector-distributor lane of I-71 southbound to the I-71/I-265 interchange will require ramp closures Friday, Saturday and Sunday near mile point 9.1. The completed collector-distributor lane will facilitate more efficient ramp movements at the interchange for improved safety and mobility.
The ramp from I-265 southbound to I-71 southbound will be closed Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ramp from I-71 southbound to I-265 northbound will be closed Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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:
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