Weekend Report: Roadway striping work will require lane closures on I-265

Traffic impacted between I-64 and Shelbyville Road

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 striping on the newly paved roadway will require overnight lane closures on a stretch of I-265.

For the next three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound and southbound. The closures will begin at the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4 and continue to Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8. Lane closures will shift as striping work is completed.

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.

I-Move Kentucky includes widening I-265 from four to six lanes between KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) and I-71 and reconstructing the I-64/I-265 interchange to improve safety and ease traffic flow.

Other I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

I-71/I-265 interchange – Work continues on new bridges, access ramps and along I-71 near mile point 9.1. The new collector-distributor lane opened earlier this year to improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting the roadway. No traffic impacts are expected.

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. See other traffic impacts listed above on I-265.

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.

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.

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.

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