Week Ahead: Bridge work requires lane closures on I-265 and I-64 this week

Traffic will be impacted near I-265/I-64 interchange

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 supporting pieces of a new bridge on I-265 at the I-64 interchange will require lane closures several nights this week.

Today (Monday) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday and overnight several nights this week, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound and southbound to install diaphragms on the recently installed beams for a new I-265 bridge. The lane closures will begin near the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4. Traffic will also be reduced to two lanes on I-64 eastbound and westbound to accommodate this work. The lane closures will begin near the I-265 interchange at mile point 19.

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.

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.