Week Ahead: Bridge work requires lane closures Wednesday

Traffic impacted near the I-64/I-265 interchange while bridge beams are installed

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to make progress on the I-Move Kentucky project as crews work in several areas of I-71, I-64 and I-265. Work to install beams on I-265 bridge will require lane closures Wednesday.

Starting Wednesday at 11 a.m. until approx. 9 p.m., traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 southbound near the I-64 interchange while crews install beams for a new I-265 bridge just south of I-64. The closure will begin just before the I-64 interchange near mile point 25 and continue to past the ramp from I-64 eastbound to I-265 southbound.

Crews are closely monitoring the next wave of forecasted winter 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 and along I-71 at mile point 9.1. The new collector-distributor lane recently opened to improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting the roadway. No traffic impacts are planned this weekend.

I-265/I-64 interchange – Traffic will be reduced by one lane on I-64 westbound near the I-265 interchange while bridge work is performed overhead for several weeks. The closure will begin after the I-64 westbound to I-265 northbound ramp shifting the acceleration lane for traffic merging onto the mainline roadway to the left at mile point 19. This is in addition to the traffic impact listed above.

I-71 – Blasting work on I-71 northbound and southbound is under way and continues daily. This will require rolling lane closures and short-term road closures daily, including some weekends, between noon and 3 p.m. while blasting is completed near mile point 11.8. Closures are necessary during excavation work for the safety of construction crews and the public.

Excavation work near the I-71 northbound rest area will require temporary closures of the rest stop daily. This closure will ensure the safety of the public and construction crews while evacuation work is conducted nearby. Crews will close the entrance to the rest area at 1 p.m. and check for any remaining vehicles at 2 p.m. before conducting blasting work between 2:30 and 3 p.m. daily. Barricades will be removed, and the rest area will be reopened when deemed safe by construction crews following blasting.

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. 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.