I-Move Week Ahead: Lane and Road Closures Next Week for I-71 Bridge Work

Work on Interstate 71 will require multiple overnight lane and road closures next week as part of the I-Move Kentucky project.

Beginning 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Chamberlain Lane under I-71 will be closed to allow a contractor to demolish the existing bridge piers next to the roadway. The closure will last until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The same closure will also be in place:

  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21
  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, to 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, to 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

From 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, to 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, the left lanes of I-71 North and South will also be closed over Moser Farm Road near mile marker 12 for beam setting.

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

Motorists should use caution when traveling through active work zones. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

I-71 South Closure Scheduled as Resurfacing Project Ramps Up

This project is not part of I-Move Kentucky but is expected to increase traffic through the I-Move corridor.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that a 10-day closure of Interstate 71 South has been scheduled for later this week in Louisville.

I-71 South will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, to 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, between I-264 (Watterson Expressway) and I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway). The ramps to I-71 South at the I-265 interchange will also be closed.

The suggested alternate route for motorists on I-71 South and I-265 South will be I-265 South to I-64 West to I-264 East to I-71 South. Motorists on I-265 North can continue to U.S. 42 West (Exit 37) to I-264 East to I-71 South.

Regional traffic signs and electronic message boards were posted in the project area well in advance, notifying motorists of the closures and alternate routes. Motorists should heed signage, use caution and expect delays while traveling through the work zones.

In August, KYTC announced a $7.6 million asphalt resurfacing project for I-71 between I-265 and the bridge over Blankenbaker Lane at mile marker 3.7. The southbound closure will allow contractors to complete more extensive repairs to the base of the southbound lanes between I-264 and I-265. Northbound lanes will remain open during the southbound closure. The entire project is scheduled to be completed this fall, except for some work on the interstate bridges within the project.

Motorists can get traffic information for District 5, including updates on this project, at www.transportation.ky.gov/DistrictFive/facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5. Visit goky.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information from across Kentucky.

I-Move Traffic Alert: Temporary Closures Planned This Week on Chamberlain Lane

Bridge replacement work on Interstate 71 over Chamberlain Lane will require short-term closures of Chamberlain Lane on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8. These stoppages are expected to last no longer than 15 minutes as work crews remove old bridge beams.

These short-term closures will occur on Chamberlain Lane, where it crosses beneath Interstate 71 on:

  • Wednesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The work is part of the I-Move Kentucky project. Work schedules may be adjusted due to weather or other unforeseen events.

Drivers should be cautious when traveling through active work zones. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

I-Move Traffic Alert: Moser Farm Road Closed Under I-71 for Bridge Work

Bridge work on Interstate 71 will require a daily road closure starting today September 6, 2022 lasting through the end of September. The work is part of the I-Move Kentucky project.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Moser Farm Road under I-71 will be closed while a crew works to expand the existing northbound and southbound bridges. The daily closures are expected to last until the end of September.

The expanded bridges will support the new travel lanes on I-71 between I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 329 (Crestwood/Pewee Valley).

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

Drivers should be cautious when traveling through active work zones. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

I-265 Shoulder work

Shoulder work will continue this week on I-265 northbound and southbound from LaGrange Road to Westport Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The right lane will be closed in both directions.

I-Move Traffic Alert: Rest area closed for blasting; Ramp closures at the I-265 and I-71 interchange

Ongoing work to widen Interstate 71 and I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) as part of the I-Move Kentucky project will require the multi-day closure of a rest area and major overnight ramp closures.

REST AREA

Beginning Tuesday, July 26, until further notice, the I-71 South rest area in Crestwood at mile marker 13 will be closed weekdays from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The closure will ensure the safety of the public and construction crews while blasting work is performed nearby.

The timeframe for blasting is generally weekdays between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. when weather conditions are dry. In addition to the rest area closure, rolling traffic stoppages will continue to be in effect during the blasting timeframe for both northbound and southbound I-71 for the safety of workers and drivers. The roadway will typically reopen to traffic within 15 minutes unless debris cleanup is necessary.

RAMP CLOSURES

Paving work will require three overnight ramp closures at the I-71 and I-265 interchange Tuesday, July 26. The following ramp closures will be in effect from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday:

• Ramp from I-265 North to I-71 South
• Ramp from I-265 South to I-71 South
• Ramp from I-71 South to I-265 South

Drivers are encouraged to plan alternate routes.

Work schedules may be adjusted due to weather or other unforeseen events. Drivers should be cautious when traveling through active work zones. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

I-Move Traffic Alert: Overnight Ramp Closure at the I-265 and I-71 Interchange

Work at the Interstate 265 and I-71 interchange continues tonight, July 14, as part of the I-Move KY project.

From 8 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Friday, the ramp from I-265 North to I-71 North will be closed for paving.

Motorists can navigate the ramp closure by utilizing three of the interchange cloverleaf ramps:

  • Take Exit 35B to I-71 South
  • Immediately take Exit 9A to I-265/Gene Snyder South
  • Take Exit 35A to I-71 North

Drivers may encounter delays during this time and should consider alternate routes when possible. Signage will be in place to alert drivers to construction.

I-Move Traffic Alert: Striping on Shelbyville Road; Traffic Shift on I-71

Striping on U.S. 60/Shelbyville Road and a traffic shift on Interstate 71 will take place tonight as part of the I-Move KY project.

Permanent striping will be installed on Shelbyville Road at the I-265 interchange from 8 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Thursday, requiring lane closures throughout the night.

Also starting at 8 p.m. tonight, traffic on I-71 South will be shifted to the left two lanes between Moser Farm Road near mile marker 12 and the I-265 bridge.

Motorists may encounter delays during this time and should be cautious when driving through construction zones. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert drivers to construction.

I-Move Traffic Alert: Overnight Lane Closures on I-71 and Gene Snyder

Lane closures will be in effect on Interstate 71 and Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) tonight as a contractor continues work to move and relocate temporary barrier walls. The work is part of the I-Move KY project.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-71 South between Moser Farm Road near mile marker 12 and I-265 beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, June 24, until 6 a.m. Saturday.

A gray map showing the I-71 South lane closure

Traffic will also be reduced to one lane on I-265 North between Old Henry Road (Exit 29) and KY 146/La Grange Road (Exit 30) during this same timeframe.

A gray map showing the lane closure on I-265 North in blue.

Motorists may encounter delays during this time and should be cautious when driving through construction zones.

I-Move Traffic Alert: Overnight Lane Closure on I-71; Paving Continues on Brownsboro Road

An overnight lane closure will be in effect on Interstate 71 tonight and crews will continue paving operations on a new bridge as part of the I-Move KY project.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-71 South between KY 329 (Exit 14, Crestwood/Pewee Valley) and I-265 beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, June 23, until 6 a.m. Friday. The lane closure will allow crews to complete the relocation of a temporary barrier wall.

A map showing the lane closures on I-71. The background is gray with navy lines for the streets and highways. The closure is shown in light blue. The green and red and blue I-Move logo is in the corner.

The KY 1694/Brownsboro Road bridge over I-71 will continue to be reduced to a single lane for final paving of the bridge approaches. Paving operations are scheduled for completion by 6 a.m. Friday, June 24.

Motorists may encounter delays during this time and should be cautious when driving through construction zones. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert motorists to construction.

I-Move Traffic Alert: Lane Closure on I-71; Final Paving for Brownsboro Road Bridge

A lane closure will be in effect on Interstate 71 tonight and crews will begin final paving operations on a new bridge as part of the I-Move KY project.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-71 South between KY 329 (Exit 14, Crestwood/Pewee Valley) and I-265 beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, June 22, until 6 a.m. Thursday. The lane closure will allow for the relocation of a temporary barrier wall.

Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, the KY 1694/Brownsboro Road bridge over I-71 will be reduced to a single lane to prep for final paving of the bridge approaches. Flaggers will be in place to maintain traffic flow throughout the day Thursday, with paving operations scheduled for completion by 6 a.m. Friday, June 24.

Drivers may encounter delays during this time and should use caution when driving through construction zones.