1:16pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Commonwealth

State Roadshow Report for Next Week

Pothole patching, sweeping, drain and ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

Jefferson County:
Southbound Interstate 65: Exit ramp to eastbound I-64/northbound I-71 (Exit 137) will be closed for bridge deck
patching. This ramp closure is scheduled from 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 until 5 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19.

Interstate 71: Lane closures and delays possible between Interstate 64 and Interstate 264 (mile points 0.0 and 5.5)
due to roadway resurfacing and bridge deck repairs. Lane closures are possible on weeknights from 8 p.m. each evening until 6 a.m. the following morning. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH.

Project is scheduled for completion in December 2011. The entrance ramp from Zorn Avenue to northbound I-71 and the exit ramp from southbound I-71 to Zorn Avenue (Exit 2) will both be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 until 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22. Motorists should follow the signed detour.

Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway): Lane closures and delays possible in both directions between Interstate 64 and U.S. 60 (mile points 25.4 and 26.7) due to interchange improvements. Lane closures are possible on weeknights from 8 p.m. each evening until 5 a.m. the following morning. On weekends, lane and ramp closures are possible from 8 p.m. on Friday, until 5 a.m. on Monday. The speed limit in the work zone is
reduced to 55 MPH. Motorists should watch for construction trucks and other equipment entering and exiting the
roadway from behind the barrier wall.

Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway): Lane closures and delays possible in both directions between Dixie Highway and Preston Highway (mile points 8.0 and 12.7) due to concrete repairs and diamond grinding on this section of roadway. Lane and ramp closures are possible on weeknights Monday – Friday from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. On weekends, lane and ramp closures are possible from 10 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 45 MPH. No lane or ramp closures will take place during the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 18–28.

US 31E (Bardstown Road): Lane closures and delays possible in both directions between I-265 and Cedar Look Drive (mile points 4.7 and 5.3) due to ramp improvements. The roadway may be reduced to one lane in each direction weeknights Monday – Thursday from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. On weekends, lane closures are possible from 8 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday. The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone. Shoulder closures possible on the ramps to I-265.

KY 1931 (Seventh Street): Lane closures and delays possible between Berry Boulevard and Algonquin Parkway
(mile points 8.5 and 10.5) due to roadway resurfacing. Lane closures are possible weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and weeknights from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.

Bullitt County:
Southbound Interstate 65: The right and center lanes will be closed at mile point 115.8 due to pavement repairs.
These lane closures are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Interstate 65: Lane closures and delays possible between mile point s 103.8 and 109.36 due to media cable barrier
installation. Lane closures will be possible Sundays through Thursdays from 8 p.m. each evening until 7 a.m. the following morning. Shoulder closures may be in place during daytime hours. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH.

KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road): Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary
School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

KY 61: Roadway is reduced to one lane at the bridge over the Salt River (mile point 14.0) due to bridge deck restoration. Work will continue through mid-September. Traffic is being controlled by a temporary signal.

Franklin County:
Interstate 64: Lane closures and delays possible between mile point 57.2 in Franklin County and mile point 65.7 in
Woodford County due to media cable barrier installation. Lane closures will be possible Sundays through
Thursdays from 8 p.m. each evening until 7 a.m. the following morning. Shoulder closures may be in place during daytime hours. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH.

KY 1263 (Big Eddy Road): Roadway is closed at mile point 3 due to a rock slide. Repair schedule indefinite.

Henry County:
Routine maintenance

Oldham County:
KY 524: Lane closures and delays possible between mile points 0 and 12 due to pavement patching.

Shelby County:
Interstate 64: Construction delays possible between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit
(mile points 23.2 to 28.1) due to roadway widening. Intermittent traffic stoppages up to 15 minutes in length may occur daily between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. due to blasting operations. The speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH in the construction zone. Westbound motorists should exercise caution due to divided lanes and limited shoulders at bridges. The Cabinet’s Division of Motor Carriers has restricted over dimensional loads to a maximum
width of 12 feet. Westbound traffic must stay in the right lane when attempting to use exit 28.

KY 395: Construction delays possible just north of Interstate 64 at the Flying J Truck Stop (mile point 8.6) due to roadway realignment.

KY 395: Lane closures and delays possible between US 60 and KY 12 (mile points 10.2 and 16.1) due to roadway resurfacing.

Spencer County:
Routine maintenance

Trimble County:
U.S. 421: Construction delays possible near the bridge over the Ohio River (mile points 18.7 to 19.2).