Weekend Report: Lane closures planned on I-265 this weekend for striping work

Traffic impacted between I-64 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. Work to install striping on I-265 will require lane closures this weekend.

Starting Friday at 8 p.m., traffic will be shifted on I-265 southbound to accommodate the installation of striping on the roadway. The lane closures will begin near Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 and continue to the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4. Lane shifts are expected throughout the weekend including overnight Sunday as work is completed, weather permitting.

KYTC advised motorists earlier this week of a nearby concrete replacement project on I-265 that will begin work this weekend. Multiple overnight and weekend ramp and lane closures will take place as part of the work including on I-265 southbound from mile marker 18.8 to mile marker 23.3. Visit transportation.ky.gov for more information on this adjacent project.

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 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/I-64 interchange – See traffic impacts listed above on I-265.

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.

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.

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

Traffic impacted near I-71/I-265 interchange and on I-265 near Shelbyville Rd

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 widen I-71 and I-265 will require lane closures this week.

On Monday from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-71 southbound for work on the Chamberlain Lane bridge overhead and to install striping on the mainline roadway. The lane closure will begin before Chamberlain Lane at mile point 9.8 and continue past the I-265 interchange at mile point 9.1. For a portion of the closure, all traffic will be shifted to the C-D lane just north of the I-265 interchange while striping is completed.

On Monday and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound for work on the shoulder. The closure will begin at Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8 and continue to Aiken Road at mile point 27.7.

On Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., the shoulders will be closed on two I-265 ramps to I-64 while geotechnical testing is under way. The ramp from I-265 southbound to I-64 westbound and the ramp from I-265 northbound to I-64 eastbound will be impacted at mile point 25.4.

On Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 southbound for work on the shoulder. The closure will begin at Aiken Road at mile point 27.7 and continue to Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8.

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 Kentucky includes widening I-265 from four to six lanes between KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) and I-71 and reconstructing the I-64/I-265 interchange to improve safety and ease traffic flow.

Other I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

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 other traffic impacts listed above on I-71.

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. See other traffic impacts listed above on I-265.

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.

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.

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Week Ahead: Bridge beam installation will require lane closures on I-265

Traffic impacted between I-64 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. Work to install beams on an I-265 bridge over a ramp at the I-64 interchange will require overnight lane closures.

On Tuesday from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound and southbound. The closures will begin at the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4 and continue to Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8.

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 Kentucky includes widening I-265 from four to six lanes between KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) and I-71 and reconstructing the I-64/I-265 interchange to improve safety and ease traffic flow.

Other I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

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. No traffic impacts are expected.

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. See other traffic impacts listed above on I-265.

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.

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.

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Weekend Report: Roadway striping work will require lane closures on I-265

Traffic impacted between I-64 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. Work to install striping on the newly paved roadway will require overnight lane closures on a stretch of I-265.

For the next three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane on I-265 northbound and southbound. The closures will begin at the I-64 interchange at mile point 25.4 and continue to Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8. Lane closures will shift as striping 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.

I-Move Kentucky includes widening I-265 from four to six lanes between KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) and I-71 and reconstructing the I-64/I-265 interchange to improve safety and ease traffic flow.

Other I-Move Kentucky Work Areas

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. No traffic impacts are expected.

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. See other traffic impacts listed above on I-265.

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.

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.

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Week Ahead: Construction work requires lane and shoulder closures this week

Traffic impacted on sections of I-265, I-71 and I-64

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. Construction work will require lane and shoulder closures this week on several sections of the project area starting tonight (Monday).

On Monday from 8 p.m. to Tuesday at 6 a.m., traffic will be reduced by one lane on I-71 northbound near Chamberlain Lane for work on the construction of a sound wall. The closure will begin north of Chamberlain Lane near mile point 9.8 and continue to near Brownsboro Road at mile point 10.3. Crews will be installing a construction entrance to access the site of a new sound wall that will be installed.

On Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the shoulder on the ramp from I-64 westbound to I-265 northbound will be closed while crews preform repair work. The ramp is located at mile point 19 of I-64.

On Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, traffic will be reduced by one lane on I-265 northbound and southbound for milling and paving operations on the shoulder. The closure will start near I-64 at mile point 25.4 and continue to Shelbyville Road at mile point 26.8. Once paving is completed, traffic will be shifted to the newly paved lanes of I-265 on Thursday and Friday, which will temporarily reduce shoulder widths.

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 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 traffic impact listed above on I-71 northbound.

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. See other traffic impacts listed above on I-265 near the interchange.

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.

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.

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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.

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:

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Week Ahead: Bridge construction work requires overnight lane closure tonight

Traffic impacted near the I-64/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. Work on a I-265 bridge over I-64 will require lane closures overnight tonight (Monday).

On Monday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., traffic will be reduced by one lane on I-265 northbound near the I-64 interchange while crews continue work started over the weekend on a bridge. The closure will begin just before the I-64 eastbound exit ramp near mile point 25 and continue to just past the I-64 interchange.

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. This is in addition to the traffic impact listed above.

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.

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.

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Week Ahead: Guardrail repair requires ramp closure Tuesday

Traffic impacted at the 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. Guardrail replacement work will require a ramp closure tomorrow.

Starting Tuesday at 9 a.m. until approx. 1 p.m., the ramp from I-71 northbound to I-265 northbound (KY 841) will be closed while crews replace a guardrail that was damaged last weekend. The ramp is located at mile marker 9.1.

An ongoing lane closure is also in place on I-64 westbound near the I-265 interchange. Temporary rest area closures on I-71 northbound also continue this week while blasting work is under way daily between 1 and 3 p.m.

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. This is in addition to the traffic impact listed above.

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.

Excavation work near the I-71 northbound rest area will require temporary closures of the rest stop daily. This closure will ensure the safety of the public and construction crews while evacuation work is conducted nearby. Crews will close the entrance to the rest area at 1 p.m. and check for any remaining vehicles at 2 p.m. before conducting blasting work between 2:30 and 3 p.m. daily. Barricades will be removed, and the rest area will be reopened when deemed safe by construction crews following blasting.

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:

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Weekend Report: Bridge work requires I-265 lane closure

Traffic impacted on I-265 northbound and southbound near I-64 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. Bridge work over I-64 will require a lane closure tonight and tomorrow.

Starting tonight (Friday) at 8 p.m. until Saturday at 5 p.m., traffic will reduced by one lane on I-265 northbound and southbound to accommodate bridge work at the I-64/I-265 interchange. The closure will begin just before the interchange at mile point 25.4. It will allow construction crews to prep and pour the middle pier of the bridge over I-64.

An ongoing lane closure is also in place on I-64 westbound near the interchange. Temporary rest area closures on I-71 northbound also continue this weekend while blasting work is under way daily.

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. This is in addition to the traffic impact listed above.

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.

Excavation work near the I-71 northbound rest area will require temporary closures of the rest stop daily. This closure will ensure the safety of the public and construction crews while evacuation work is conducted nearby. Crews will close the entrance to the rest area at 1 p.m. and check for any remaining vehicles at 2 p.m. before conducting blasting work between 2:30 and 3 p.m. daily. Barricades will be removed, and the rest area will be reopened when deemed safe by construction crews following blasting.

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:

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