Weekend Report: Bridge work requires closures and short-term stoppages near I-64/I-265 interchange this weekend

Traffic impacted on I-265 and I-64 while bridge beams are set

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 set beams for an I-265 bridge over I-64 will require lane closures and intermittent road closures this weekend. This is in addition to previously announced traffic impacts on I-71 this Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound and southbound to accommodate cranes to set beams for a new bridge over I-64. The lane closures will begin at the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4 and continue to near the S. Pope Lick Road overpass near mile point 25.

Work to set beams for the bridge will also require traffic to be reduced to two lanes on I-64 eastbound and westbound as well as short-term road stoppages of approx. 15 minutes each on I-64. Rolling road closures will take place as each of the three beams are set over I-64. Closures will be between Blankenbaker Parkway near mile point 17 and Simpsonville Road at mile point 28. These lane closures will provide a staging area for beams and equipment.

I-Move Kentucky previously announced a major closure on I-71 this weekend while the old KY 1294 bridge is demolished. Motorists were shifted to the new bridge Wednesday afternoon to accommodate for this work. Find more information on this closure and detours here.

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 – Work continues to widen to the roadway including excavation, bridge replacements, paving operations, and the installation sound barrier walls. Ongoing blasting work on I-71 northbound requires rolling lane closures and short-term road closures daily, including some weekends, between noon and 3 p.m. while blasting is completed. Shoulder closures and overnight lane closures may occur during sound barrier wall installation. Work to demolish a bridge will require overnight closures in I-71 N Friday and I-71 S Saturday.

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.

I-265 – Work continues to widen the roadway including excavation in the median and paving operations. Ongoing work requires traffic shifts on I-265 northbound and southbound between Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 and Taylorsville Road at mile point 23.1.

I-265/I64 interchange – Work continues to rebuild the interchange including a new bridge, access ramps and along I-265 near mile point 25.4. See planned traffic impacts listed above.