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.

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I-Move Weekend Report: Lane closures planned for paving and construction work this weekend

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

 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to make progress on the I-Move Kentucky project as crews work in several areas of I-71 and I-265. Construction work at the I-71/I-265 interchange and paving operations on I-71 will impact traffic this weekend. Work schedules may be adjusted due to weather or other unforeseen delays.

Milling and paving work on I-71 southbound and deck work on two bridges over I-71, the I-265 bridge and Brownsboro Road bridge, will require traffic on I-71 to be reduced to one lane throughout the weekend from Friday at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday. Lane closures will take place on I-71 northbound and southbound starting before the I-265 interchange at mile marker 8.7 and continuing to near the Oldham County line at mile marker 11.

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 – Traffic impacts this week listed above include lane closures on I-71 near the interchange. Work on new bridges, access ramps, along I-71 and the widening of the corridor to add a collector-distributor lane will improve safety for vehicles entering and exiting I-71 at mile point 9.1.

I-71 northbound at Moser Farm Road – Blasting work on I-71 northbound and southbound at Moser Farm Road is under way and continues daily. 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 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 – 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.

I-71 southbound between Highway 329 and the rest area – 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.

I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 – Paving on interior lanes of I-265 between Taylorsville Road and I-64 will begin Wednesday night. No traffic impacts are anticipated as crews perform this work and continue drainage and lane widening work in the median between mile point 25.4 and mile point 23.1.