Work begins next week on a long term road widening project along interstate 64 in Shelby County. The project covers about five miles from the Welcome Center to a half mile east of Kentucky 55. The interstate will be widened to three lanes in each direction. In addition to the roadway expansion, the project includes reconstruction of the interchange at Kentucky 55. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on I-64 during the majority of the construction.
Lane closures are possible Sunday through Friday from seven p.m. until five a.m. About 45 thousand vehicles travel this five mile stretch each day. Construction is scheduled for completion by May of 2014.