Week Ahead: Barrier wall work requires lane closures Wednesday and Thursday nights
Traffic will be impacted on I-71 and I-265
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 remove and install temporary barrier walls will require lane closures on I-71 and I-265 tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday).
On Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-71 southbound while construction crews remove a temporary barrier wall. The lane closure will begin near Chamberlain Lane at mile point 9.8 and continue to the I-265 interchange at mile point 9.1.
On Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound while construction crews install a temporary barrier wall on the left shoulder. The lane closure will begin near Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 and continue to Old Henry Road near mile point 29.
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. See planned traffic impacts listed above.
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. See planned traffic impacts listed above.
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.