I-Move Traffic Alert: Lane Closures Tonight on I-265; Blasting Work on I-71 to Resume Tomorrow
Lane closures are scheduled overnight on Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) as part of ongoing work for the I-Move Kentucky project.
Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, June 20, the right lane of both I-265 North and South will be closed between Old Henry Road (Exit 29) and KY 146/La Grange Road (Exit 30). Construction crews will be filling in the shoulder rumble strips in preparation for a traffic lane shift this week. The lane closures will be in effect until no later than 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Blasting along I-71 in Oldham County resumes tomorrow. 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.