I-Move Weekend Report: Paving work on I-71 requires lane, ramp and rest area closures this weekend
Traffic will be impacted on I-71 northbound and at Highway 329 exit
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. Ongoing work for surface paving will require lane closures on I-71 northbound, a rest area closure, and a ramp closure on the ramp to Highway 329 (exit 14) this weekend.
On Friday from 8 p.m. until Saturday at 8 p.m., work to pave the right lane of I-71 northbound will also require lane and ramp closures. Traffic will be reduced to one lane starting near the rest area at mile point 12 and continuing to Highway 329 at mile point 14.5. The ramp from I-71 northbound to Highway 329 will be closed while this work is completed.
On Saturday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m., work to pave the left lane of I-71 northbound will require traffic to be reduced to one lane starting near the rest area at mile point 12 and continuing to Highway 329 at mile point 14.5.
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. Traffic shifts to enter I-265 from Shelbyville Road to accommodate ongoing construction of new bridge piers for the I-265 bridge also continue this month.
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.