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Tue August 9, 2011
Statehouse News

State Transportation Cabinet's Weekly Report

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 this week. 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:
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. On weekends, lane and ramp closures are possible from 8 p.m. on Friday, until 6 a.m. on Monday. 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, August 12 until 6 a.m. on Monday, August 15th. Motorists should follow the signed detour.

Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway): Lane closures and delays possible in both directions between Interstate 64 and US 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. 

Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway): Lane closures and delays possible in both directions between Shelbyville Road and LaGrange Road (mile points 26.6 and 30.6) due to concrete repairs and diamond grinding on this section of roadway. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights Monday – Thursday from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. On weekends, lane closures are possible from 7 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH. The exit ramp from northbound I-265 to Westport Road will be closed from 7 p.m. on Friday, August 12 until 5 a.m. on Monday, August 15. Motorists should follow the signed detour. 

Interstate 265/KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway): Shoulder closures and delays possible at the following locations due to message sign and camera installation. 

• New Cut Road (mile point 6.0)
• Smyrna Road (mile point 13.5)
• Taylorsville Road (mile point 23.1)
• Old Henry Road (mile point 28.5)

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 8:00 p.m. on Friday until 5:00 a.m. on Monday. The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone. Shoulder closures possible on the ramps to I-265.

KY 907 (Valley Station Road): Roadway will be closed at the railroad crossing between Dixie Highway and Deering Road (mile point 0.23) due to railroad crossing repairs. This roadway will be closed from 8 a.m. on August 8 until 9 p.m. on August 11. Motorists should follow the signed detour. 

KY 1065 (Outer Loop): Roadway is closed at the Northern Ditch bridge (mile point 1.4) for bridge deck restoration. Closure is scheduled through mid-August. Motorists should follow the signed detour via National Turnpike, KY 841 and New Cut Road.

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:
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 for approximately five weeks. 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:
US 42: Lane closures and delays possible between KY 1793 and Harmony Landing Road (mile points 2.3 and 3.0) due to installation of turning lanes at North Oldham High School. Lane closures are possible weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and all day on weekends. Work is scheduled to be completed by mid-August. 

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 362 (Aiken Road): Construction delays possible at Junkins Run (mile point 6.2) due to bridge replacement.

Spencer County:
Routine maintenance

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

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