Week Ahead: Bridge demolition work on I-265 requires lane closures Wednesday

Traffic will be impacted near 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 demolish the railing of the I-265 northbound bridge over Shelbyville Road will require lane closures tonight (Wednesday).

On Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, traffic will be reduced by one lane in each direction on Shelbyville Road while construction crews demolish the railing of a bridge overhead. The lane closures will take place near the I-265 interchange at mile point 26.8.

The first phase of construction on the new north pier of the I-265 bridge is underway. Traffic on Shelbyville Road was shifted to a new traffic pattern to enter I-265 from Shelbyville Road earlier this month to accommodate ongoing bridge construction.

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.

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.