I-Move Week Ahead: Construction Work Continues on I-71

Lane closure planned tonight in southbound lanes

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to make progress on the I-Move Kentucky project as crews work in several areas of I-71. This will involve lane closures in some areas to allow work to continue and ensure the safety of workers and motorists Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights this week.

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. Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays.

Current I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

I-71 southbound between Chamberlain Lane and I-265 interchange – The left lane of I-71 southbound – between mile point 10 and mile point 9 – will be closed overnight Wednesday. The lane closure will allow crews to move barrier walls in anticipation of a planned lane switch in the area later this week. On Friday, lanes also will be closed to shift lanes to the left for upcoming work on the right side of I-71 southbound.

I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Blasting work on I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road is under way and will continue in the coming days. Excavation work is needed to eventually widen this area of the I-71 corridor to a total of six lanes. The left lane will be closed on I-71 northbound overnight Thursday to prepare for blasting. Rolling lane closures and short-term road closures also will take place on both northbound and southbound lanes daily, including some weekends, between noon and 3 p.m. while blasting is completed near mile point 11.8 of I-71 northbound.

I-71 southbound between Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge – Crews recently completed work to pave a median, and work in this area is ongoing to allow for the relocation of a water transmission line. This preparation work will allow KYTC to begin construction of a new Brownsboro Road (KY 1694) bridge over I-71. This work zone is located between mile point 10.3 and mile point 9.1 of I-71 southbound. No traffic impacts are expected this week.

I-71 southbound between Highway 329 and the rest area – Crews recently put in an access road to a culvert that is being extended to allow for the widening of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work on the culvert continues between mile point 14.5 and mile point 13.5 of I-71 southbound.

I-71/I-265 interchange – Crews recently completed work for a soil nail wall and started cement stabilization work Monday to prepare the area for asphalt installation. This work along the southbound lanes of I-71 and the widening of the corridor to add a collector-distributor lane will improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting I-71 southbound. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues through the summer at mile point 9.1.

I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 – Crews are continuing to perform drainage and lane widening work in the median between northbound and southbound lanes of I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues between mile point 25.4 and mile point 23.1.

I-Move Weekend Report: Overnight Lane Closure Planned on I-71 Friday

Construction work may impact traffic in some areas this weekend

 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of upcoming traffic impacts this weekend as construction continues for the I-Move Kentucky project. Work this weekend on I-71 southbound between the Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge will involve an overnight lane closure Friday to complete paving work. Ongoing excavation work on I-71 northbound will continue to include rolling lane closures and short-term road closures to keep motorists safe during blasting.

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. Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays.

Progress continues in several areas of the I-Move Kentucky project to address high-priority transportation needs and create a safer and more efficient interstate corridor.

Current I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

I-71 southbound between Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge – Paving and preparation work is ongoing in this area to allow KYTC to begin construction of a new Brownsboro Road (KY 1694) bridge over I-71. This work zone is located between mile point 10.3 and mile point 9.1 of I-71 southbound. Overnight lane closures between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. will continue through Friday night/Saturday morning to complete paving work.

I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Blasting work on I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road is under way and will continue moving south. This excavation work is needed to eventually widen this area of the I-71 corridor to a total of six lanes. Rolling lane closures and short-term road closures will take place daily, including some weekends, on both northbound and southbound lanes between noon and 3 p.m. to keep motorists at a safe distance while blasting is completed near mile point 11.8 of I-71 northbound.

I-71 southbound between Highway 329 and the rest area – Crews recently put in an access road to a culvert that is being extended to allow for the widening of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work on the culvert continues between mile point 14.5 and mile point 13.5 of I-71 southbound.

I-71/I-265 interchange – Crews recently completed work for a soil nail wall and will start cement stabilization work Monday to prepare the area for asphalt installation. This work along the southbound lanes of I-71 and the widening of the corridor to add a collector-distributor lane will improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting I-71 southbound. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues through the summer at mile point 9.1.

I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 – Crews are continuing to perform drainage and lane widening work in the median between northbound and southbound lanes of I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues between mile point 25.4 and mile point 23.1.

I-Move Week Ahead: Construction work continues on I-71 and I-265

Lane closures and short-term road closures expected this week

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to make progress on the I-Move Kentucky project as crews work in several areas of I-71. This will involve short-term road closures and rolling lane closures in some areas as excavation work continues. Work also continues on portions of I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway).

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. Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays.

Current I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Blasting work on I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road is under way and will continue moving south in the coming days. This excavation work is needed to eventually widen this area of the I-71 corridor to a total of six lanes. Rolling lane closures and short-term road closures will take place on both northbound and southbound lanes this week between noon and 3 p.m. to keep motorists at a safe distance while blasting is completed near mile point 11.8 of I-71 northbound.

I-71 southbound between Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge – Crews recently completed work to pave a median, and work in this area is ongoing to allow for the relocation of a water transmission line. This preparation work will allow KYTC to begin the construction of a new Brownsboro Road (KY 1694) bridge over I-71. This work zone is located between mile point 10.3 and mile point 9.1 of I-71 southbound. No traffic impacts are expected this week.

I-71 southbound between Highway 329 and the rest area – Crews recently put in an access road to a culvert that is being extended to allow for the widening of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work on the culvert continues between mile point 14.5 and mile point 13.5 of I-71 southbound.

I-71/I-265 interchange – Crews are continuing to perform work for a soil nail wall along the southbound lanes of I-71 and widening the corridor to add a collector-distributor lane that will improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting I-71 southbound. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues through the summer at mile point 9.1.

I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 – Crews are continuing to perform drainage and lane widening work in the median between northbound and southbound lanes of I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues between mile point 25.4 and mile point 23.1.

About I-Move Kentucky

The I-Move Kentucky project includes improvements to four, major sections of I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties. Work on the I-Move project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. Stay informed through the following channels:

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I-Move Week Ahead: Work continues on I-71

Lane closures expected this week on I-Move Kentucky project

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to make progress in the I-Move Kentucky project as crews work in several areas of I-71. This work will involve daytime and overnight lane closures in some areas.

Looking ahead at the Labor Day holiday weekend, no lane closures are planned. 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. Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays.

Current I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Crews have completed previously announced blasting work on I-71 southbound and are in the process of moving to work on the northbound side. Blasting work will resume in a new location on I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road. and continue moving south in the coming days. This excavation work is needed to widen the corridor and add a collector-distributor lane that will improve safety for vehicles entering and entering the area. Some associated rolling lane closures and short-term road closures will take place on both north and south bound lanes this week between noon and 3 p.m. to keep motorists at a safe distance while blasting is completed near mile point 11.8 of I-71 northbound.

I-71 southbound between Brownsboro Road bridge and I-265 bridge – A lane closure of the left lane of I-71 southbound from the Brownsboro Road bridge to the I-265 bridge is planned tonight so that crews can perform paving operations in the median. Work in this area will allow for the relocation of a water transmission line in preparation to replace the bridge over I-71 between mile point 10.3 and 9.1 of I-71 southbound.

I-71 southbound between Highway 329 and the rest area – Crews recently put in an access road to a culvert that is being extended to allow for the widening of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work on the culvert continues between mile point 14.5 and mile point 13.5 of I-71 southbound.

I-71/I-265 interchange – Crews are continuing to perform work for a soil nail wall along the southbound lanes of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues through the summer at mile point 9.1.

Weekend Report: Lane Closure Planned on I-71

Construction work planned this Saturday

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of upcoming traffic impacts this weekend as construction continues for the I-Move Kentucky project. Work on Saturday on Interstate 71 southbound will involve a daytime lane closure.

Crews will perform work between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday to put in an access road to a culvert that is being extended to allow for the widening of I-71. The left lane of I-71 southbound will be closed while the access road is being installed between Highway 329 and the rest area. The lane closure will occur between mile point 14 and mile point 13 of I-71 southbound.

Drivers should be cautious when traveling in this area. Signage will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

About I-Move Kentucky

The I-Move Kentucky project includes improvements to four, major sections of I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties. Work on the I-Move project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. Stay informed through the following channels:

Website – www.I-MoveKY.com
Facebook – facebook.com/IMoveKY/
Twitter – twitter.com/IMoveKY
Email alerts/newsletters – Signup at www.I-MoveKY.com
Mobile alerts – Text “IMOVEKY” to 50597

Construction Crews Commence Blasting Work on I-71

Rolling closures planned on I-71 over coming weeks

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists and residents of potential traffic impacts over the next few weeks on I-71 near the I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) interchange as part of the I-Move Kentucky project.

Crews excavating near the interchange will perform daily blasting to widen the corridor and add a collector-distributor lane on I-71 southbound. The new lane will improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting I-71 southbound at the I-265 interchange.

Blasting is underway along I-71 southbound at mile point 8.7, just south of the Springdale Rd. overpass. This work may continue daily, including some weekends, over the next few weeks. Work schedules may be adjusted due to weather.

For the safety of the traveling public, rolling closures and occasional stoppages will occur on I-71 during blasting. These rolling closures are scheduled to occur once daily, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic on I-71 will be slowed or stopped at the following points prior to the blasts near the highway:

  • I-71 southbound, starting at the Oldham Co. rest area, mile point 13
  • I-71 northbound, starting at the I-264 (Watterson Expressway) interchange, mile point 5.1
  • I-265 ramps to I-71 southbound, at mile point 9.1

Weekend Report: Lane Closure Planned on I-71

Construction work planned overnight Sunday starting at 6 p.m.

There is ongoing work at the I-71/I-265 interchange to prepare for the construction of a collector-distributor lane on southbound I-71 and to improve safety and ease ramp movements.

Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s I-Move Kentucky Project will be working overnight Sunday to lessen impacts on weekday travelers on Interstate 71 southbound.

Crews will perform cement stabilization work in the median along I-71 southbound, between the KY 1694/Brownsboro Road bridge over I-71 and the interchange with the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265), to prepare for the eventual widening of I-71. As a result, the left lane of I-71 southbound will be closed overnight Sunday.

The lane closure will occur between mile point 9.1 and mile point 10.2 of I-71 southbound.

Work in this area will start around 6 p.m. Sunday and continue through 6 a.m. Monday morning. Drivers should be cautious when traveling in this area. Signage will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

About I-Move Kentucky

The I-Move Kentucky project includes improvements to four, major sections of I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties. Work on the I-Move project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. Stay informed through the following channels:

Facebook facebook.com/IMoveKY/
Twitter twitter.com/IMoveKY
Email alerts/newsletters – Signup at www.I-MoveKY.com
Mobile alerts – Text “IMOVEKY” to 50597

Weekend Report: Lane Closures Planned on I-71

Construction work planned overnight Sunday and Monday

Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s I-Move Kentucky Project will be working overnight and during the weekend to lessen impacts on daily travelers on Interstate 71 southbound.

Crews will be working along I-71 southbound, between the KY 1694/Brownsboro Road bridge over I-71 and the interchange with the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265). As result, the left lane of I-71 southbound will be closed overnight Sunday, August 9, and overnight Monday, August 10.

The lane closure will occur between mile point 9.1 and mile point 10.2 of I-71 southbound.

Work in this area will start each night around 8 p.m. and continue through 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should be cautious when traveling in this area. Signage will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

This Week: Work Starts to Prepare for I-71 Widening

Crews working in several areas to advance I-Move Kentucky project

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is starting a new phase of the I-Move Kentucky project, as crews begin work along I-71 near the Jefferson/Oldham county line.

Crews began working this week to extend two culverts that allow water to pass under the current four lanes of I-71. The culvert extensions will accommodate the eventual widening of I-71 between the I-71/I-265 interchange and KY 329 in Oldham County.

Construction work will be performed primarily in the median areas and will not impact traffic on I-71. However, construction vehicles will be entering and exiting the interstate from the median area.

  • Located between mile point 12 and mile point 13 of I-71, just south of the Oldham County rest areas.
  • Work will continue throughout the rest of the summer months.

Other I-Move Kentucky work areas

I-71/I-265 interchange – Crews are continuing to perform excavation work and are completing a soil nail wall along the southbound lanes of I-71.

  • Traffic is not expected to be impacts.
  • Work will continue through the summer.

Brownsboro Road (KY 1694) bridge over I-71 – Crews are continuing to work on relocating a water transmission line in preparation to replace the bridge over I-71.

  • Work started in mid-May.
  • Short, periodic stoppages of traffic on KY 1694 (Brownsboro Road) may be necessary.

Drivers should be cautious when traveling in these areas. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones. Work schedules may be adjusted due to inclement weather or other unforeseen delays.

About I-Move Kentucky

The I-Move Kentucky project includes improvements to four, major sections of I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties. Work on the I-Move project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. Stay informed through the following channels:

Website www.I-MoveKY.com
Facebook facebook.com/IMoveKY/
Twitter twitter.com/IMoveKY
Email alerts/newsletters – Signup at www.I-MoveKY.com
Mobile alerts – Text “IMOVEKY” to 50597