I-Move Week Ahead: Ongoing construction work requires lane, ramp and road closures in project area

Traffic will be impacted on I-71, I-265 and Shelbyville Road

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. Several types of closures in the coming days on I-71, I-265 and Shelbyville Road to accommodate ongoing construction work.

Tonight (Thursday) from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday, Chamberlain Lane will be closed at the I-71 bridge while crews work to prep the existing bridge deck and install new concrete beams. Traffic on I-71 northbound and southbound above will be reduced by one lane near mile point 9.8 while work is completed.

Tonight (Thursday) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the right lane of Shelbyville Road eastbound at the I-265 bridge will be closed to install a temporary barrier wall. Traffic on Shelbyville Road at I-265 was successfully switched to a new traffic pattern overnight Wednesday.

Tonight (Thursday) and for several nights over the next few weeks from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning, work on I-71 at the I-265 interchange will continue as crews mill and pave the roadway. Ramp closures at the interchange will change nightly while the multi-day paving project is completed, weather permitting. The paving schedule is updated daily on the I-Move Kentucky website.

Tonight (Thursday) and for several nights over the next few weeks from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning, traffic will be reduced by one lane on I-265 northbound for work on the shoulder. The lane closure will start near Aiken Road at mile point 27.7 and continue to La Grange Road at mile point 30.4.

On Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., traffic will be reduced by one lane on I-265 northbound for work to repair a guardrail. The lane closure will begin near Taylorville Road at mile point 23.1 and continue to Rehl Road at mile point 24.3.

On Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the entrance to the right turn lane of the I-71 southbound collector-distributor lane will be closed for work on the shoulder and to prep for paving. The closure will start near the I-265 interchange near mile point 9.5.

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. Ramp closures are planned this week as surface paving work is completed on I-71 at the I-265 interchange. See planned traffic impacts listed above.

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. See planned traffic impacts listed above.

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.

I-Move Week Ahead: Road closures planned on Chamberlain Lane overnight Wednesday and Thursday for bridge work

Traffic will be impacted as crews work on new I-71 bridge

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. Work on the I-71 bridge over Chamberlain Lane will require Chamberlain Lane to be closed overnight Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday and Thursday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Chamberlain Lane will be closed at the I-71 bridge while crews work to prep the existing bridge deck and install new concrete beams. Traffic on I-71 above at mile point 9.81 will not be impacted while work is completed.

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. Ramp closures are planned this week as surface paving work is completed on I-71 at the I-265 interchange. See details.

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 including a move to a new traffic pattern this week. See details.

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.

Week Ahead: Surface paving on I-71 requires overnight ramp closures this week

Traffic will be impacted on I-71 and at I-71/I-265 interchange

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. Surface paving work on I-71 and ramps at the I-71/I-265 interchange will require ramp closures several nights over the next few weeks.

Starting tonight (Monday) and continuing each night from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, crews will work to mill and pave the roadway as scheduled below. This multi-day paving project may shift to due to weather.

 

Night 1 (Monday, July 12):

Ramp from I-265 southbound to I-71 northbound will be closed.

Ramp from I-71 northbound to I-265 northbound will be closed.

 

Night 2 (Tuesday, July 13):

Ramp from I-265 southbound to I-71 northbound will be closed.

Ramp from I-71 northbound to I-265 northbound will be closed.

 

Night 3 (Wednesday, July 14):

Ramp from I-265 northbound to I-71 southbound will be closed.

Ramp from I-71 southbound to I-265 southbound will be closed.

Ramp from I-265 southbound to I-71 southbound will be closed.

 

Night 4 (Thursday, July 15):

Ramp from I-265 northbound to I-71 northbound will be closed.

 

Night 5 (Friday, July 16):

Paving canceled due to weather.

 

Night 6 (Monday, July 19):

Ramp from I-71 southbound to I-265 northbound will be closed.

Ramp from I-265 southbound to I-71 southbound will be closed.

 

Night 7 (Tuesday, July 20):

Ramp and collector lane from I-265 northbound to I-71 southbound will be closed.

Ramp and collector lane from I-71 southbound to I-265 southbound will be closed.

 

Night 8 and beyond (Wednesday, July 21 to Aug. 3):

Paving schedule to be released Monday, July 19 to include portions of I-71 northbound and southbound July 21 through 26 and Aug. 2 and 3.

 

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. See planned traffic impacts listed above.

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.

Week Ahead: Barrier wall work requires lane closures Wednesday and Thursday nights

Traffic will be impacted on I-71 and I-265

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. Work to remove and install temporary barrier walls will require lane closures on I-71 and I-265 tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday).

On Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-71 southbound while construction crews remove a temporary barrier wall. The lane closure will begin near Chamberlain Lane at mile point 9.8 and continue to the I-265 interchange at mile point 9.1.

On Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound while construction crews install a temporary barrier wall on the left shoulder. The lane closure will begin near Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 and continue to Old Henry Road near mile point 29.

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. See planned traffic impacts listed above.

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.

Weekend Report: Construction work requires lane closures on I-71 and Shelbyville Road this weekend

Traffic will be impacted on Friday and Saturday

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. Work to install sound barrier walls on I-71 and restriping operations on Shelbyville Road will require lane closures Friday and Saturday.

On Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., traffic will be reduced to one lane on Shelbyville Road under the I-265 interchange for striping work. Crews will be restriping the roadway to designate a single turn lane from Shelbyville Road to I-265 southbound at mile point 26.8.

On Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound to perform striping work. The lane closure will begin near Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 and continue to LaGrange Road at mile point 30.4.

Motorists will be shifted to a new traffic pattern to enter I-265 from Shelbyville Road to accommodate bridge construction. The first phase of this shift will be implemented this week. New roadway markings and adjusted traffic signals will assist in directing traffic through these changes. The second phase will be enacted after the North pier of the new I-265 bridge completes construction later this year.

On Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-71 southbound while crews install sound barrier walls. The lane closure will begin near the I-71 southbound rest area near mile point 13 and continue to Chamberlain Lane at mile point 9.8.

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.

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.

I-Move Update: Bridge Demolition Requires Overnight Closure of Interstate 71 This Weekend

Traffic will be detoured between I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 329

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists and residents of significant, overnight travel impacts this weekend on I-71 in Jefferson and Oldham counties as part of the I-Move Kentucky project.

Demolition of the old KY 1694 (Brownsboro Road) bridge over I-71 is planned Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, requiring the overnight closure of all lanes of I-71 in one direction each night and an approximate 9-mile detour along local routes in Jefferson and Oldham counties. The I-71 rest areas at mile point 13 will be closed in advance of the associated road closures.

Traffic on Brownsboro Road will not be impacted. Motorists will use the newly constructed replacement bridge starting Wednesday afternoon.

Work to demolish the bridge will require these overnight closures and detours:

  • Friday, April 23: Full closure of I-71 northbound between I-265 (Exit 9) and KY 329 (Exit 14), from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 24: Full closure of I-71 southbound between KY 329 (Exit 14) and I-265 (Exit 9), from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The bridge demolition is scheduled overnight on a weekend to minimize impacts on local roadways.

Traffic on I-71 will be detoured from the roadway between I-265 at mile point 9.1 and KY 329 at mile point 14.5. Barricades will be in place and police officers will assist in moving traffic off the roadway. Signage and flaggers will aid motorists as they travel through the detour and back to I-71. This detour cannot accommodate wide loads.

Motorists Friday can take the following detour: I-71 northbound to I-265 southbound to KY 22 east (Brownsboro Road) to KY 329 to KY 329 Bypass to I-71 northbound. Motorists Saturday can take the following detour: I-71 southbound to KY 329 Bypass to KY 329 east to KY 22 (Ballardsville Road) to I-265 northbound to I-71 southbound.

I-Move Kentucky is replacing all bridges over I-71 within the project area. The existing bridge had reached the end of its lifespan and did not meet current interstate standards for vertical clearance. The newly constructed bridge is higher to facilitate freight movement underneath and wider to include sidewalks for safer pedestrian access.

Work schedules may be adjusted due to weather or other unforeseen delays. Drivers should be cautious when traveling through active construction areas.

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.

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Week Ahead: Lane closures planned on I-265, I-71 for construction work

Traffic impacted on I-265 between I-64 and Aiken Road

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. Work to patch potholes and on the right shoulder will require lane closures tonight.

On Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound for work on the shoulder and to patch potholes. The closure will begin at the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4 and continue to Aiken Road at mile point 27.7.

Work continues several nights this week between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to install sound barrier walls along I-71 southbound. The lane closure will begin near the rest area near mile point 13 and continue past Moser Farm Road at mile point 11.8.

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.

I-Move Special Alert: I-71 closure planned this weekend to facilitate major excavation work

Traffic detoured to Highway 329 from I-71 northbound in Oldham County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists and residents of potential traffic impacts this weekend on I-71 in Oldham County as part of the I-Move Kentucky project. Major excavation work is planned Saturday, March 20 that will require all lanes of I-71 northbound near Highway 329 to be closed.

Excavation work in this area will allow for the widening of I-71 to improve safety and ease traffic flow. Temporarily closing I-71 northbound will allow for construction crews to conduct a blast Saturday morning in close proximity to the I-71 travel lanes. Additional time is needed following the blast to facilitate safe and efficient clean-up. For the safety of the public, the interstate must be clear at the time of the blast.

On Friday, March 19 at 8 p.m., traffic on I-71 northbound will be reduced to one lane at Highway 329 near mile marker 14 to move barrier wall in advance of the blast.

On Saturday, March 20 at 7 a.m., I-71 northbound will be closed across all lanes at Highway 329 (exit 14). Police will direct traffic off the interstate at the exit to a detour across Highway 329 that re-enters I-71 on the other side of the construction area. The blast will occur at approx. 7:30 a.m. Traffic will be detoured for several hours while crews work to clear materials from the interstate and conduct drilling and other tasks in the area.

When the roadway reopens following the blast and cleanup, traffic on I-71 northbound will continue to be reduced to one lane through Monday, March 22 at 6 a.m.

Short-term closures (approx. 15 minutes each) may occur Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21 at 5 p.m. to accommodate additional blasts in the area. These will be similar to daily blasting road stoppages that occur daily in the project area.

“We thank the public for patience during this short-term detour of interstate traffic,” said KYTC project manager Chris Slone. “This one blast allows us to do the equivalent of three weeks of excavation work in one day, which will greatly minimize traffic impacts in the long run.”

Excavation work is necessary to widen I-71 from four to six lanes.

I-Move Kentucky includes widening I-71 from four to six lanes from I-265 to Highway 329 (Crestwood/Pewee Valley exit). In the past year of the project, significant progress has been made to excavate both sides of I-71 to allow for this high-priority roadway expansion. Construction began in May 2020 and the project will be completed in the Fall of 2023.

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.

Interstate 71 Rest Areas in Oldham County Closed Due to Water Pipe Damage

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the immediate closure of the rest areas on Interstate 71 in Oldham County due to a disruption of water service. The rest areas, located at mile point 13, will be closed in both directions until further notice as Louisville Water Co. works to repair the damage.

The service disruption occurred when a contractor working on the I-Move Kentucky project damaged a water pipe that services the rest areas.

The rest areas will remain closed until repairs are completed.

Week Ahead: Construction work requires lane closures Thursday and Friday nights

Traffic impacted on I-71 N in Oldham County

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. Work to remove a guardrail on a stretch of I-71 northbound in Oldham County will require overnight lane closures Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday and Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, traffic will be reduced by one lane on I-71 northbound while crews work to remove a guardrail. The closure will begin near Moser Farm Road at mile point 11.8 and continue to the Highway 329 exit 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/I-265 interchange – Work continues on new bridges, access ramps and along I-71 at mile point 9.1. The new collector-distributor lane recently opened to improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting the roadway. No traffic impacts are planned this weekend.

I-265/I-64 interchange – Traffic will be reduced by one lane on I-64 westbound near the I-265 interchange while bridge work is performed overhead for several weeks. The closure will begin after the I-64 westbound to I-265 northbound ramp shifting the acceleration lane for traffic merging onto the mainline roadway to the left at mile point 19.

I-71 – Blasting work on I-71 northbound and southbound is under way and continues daily. This will require rolling lane closures and short-term road closures daily, including some weekends, between noon and 3 p.m. while blasting is completed near mile point 11.8. Closures are necessary during excavation work for the safety of construction crews and the public. This is in addition to the traffic impact listed above.

Preparation work in this area is ongoing to allow for widening of the corridor and 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. Crews continue to work to extend a culvert that will allow for the widening of I-71. No traffic impacts are expected as work continues between mile point 14.5 and mile point 13.5 of I-71 southbound.

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 74121