Weekend Report: Lane closures planned on I-265 this weekend for striping work

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 I-265 will require lane closures this weekend.

Starting Friday at 8 p.m., traffic will be shifted on I-265 southbound to accommodate the installation of striping on the roadway. The lane closures will begin near Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 and continue to the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4. Lane shifts are expected throughout the weekend including overnight Sunday as work is completed, weather permitting.

KYTC advised motorists earlier this week of a nearby concrete replacement project on I-265 that will begin work this weekend. Multiple overnight and weekend ramp and lane closures will take place as part of the work including on I-265 southbound from mile marker 18.8 to mile marker 23.3. Visit transportation.ky.gov for more information on this adjacent project.

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 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/I-64 interchange – See 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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