I-Move Week Ahead: I-71 Blasting Work to Resume

Blasting along Interstate 71 in Oldham County is set to resume next week. The excavation work is part of the I-Move Kentucky project to widen I-71 to six lanes.

Beginning Tuesday, June 21 and continuing for the next several months, crews will perform regular blasting work along I-71 South near the rest area in Crestwood at mile marker 13. The timeframe for blasting will generally be weekdays between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. when weather conditions are dry.

Rolling traffic stoppages will be in effect for both northbound and southbound I-71. These brief closures are for the safety of workers and drivers. The roadway will typically reopen to traffic within 15 minutes unless debris cleanup is necessary.

Drivers may need to adjust their travel time and should always use caution in work zones.

I-Move KY is adding travel lanes to I-71 between I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 329 (Crestwood/Pewee Valley). The material being excavated in Oldham County totals around 708,000 cubic yards, half of which is solid rock.