Date(s) In Effect: October 11, 2019 9:00 pm - October 14, 2019 5:00 amThis traffic alert has expired.
DOWNTOWN INTERSTATE RAMP CLOSURES
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 – MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019
Interstate ramp improvements affecting I-71, I-65, and I-64 to begin Friday, October 11.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the closure of multiple interstate ramps in Downtown Louisville from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Ramps to be closed include:
- I-71 South to I-65 South
- I-71 South to I-65 North
- I-64 West to I-65 South
Closure of the ramps is necessary to perform partial pavement resurfacing, in addition to signing and pavement marking modifications, in the area locally known as “Spaghetti Junction”. Resurfacing will repair damaged pavement through the curve to I-65 South and remove the existing markings. As part of the project, new pavement markings will be installed in a modified configuration, along with new overhead signs designed to supplement the revised markings. New advance curve warning and chevron signs will also be installed through the curve to better alert drivers to the roadway’s alignment.
Following the opening of the ramps, I-71 South traffic is advised to take note of the new overhead panel signs and lane markings to ensure they are in the correct lane to I-65 North and South. Following the modifications, the left lane will become an exit only to I-65 North (Indianapolis), and the right lane will be designated as an exit only to I-65 South (Nashville).
During the ramp closures, signed detours will be in place at I-264 for both I-71 South and I-64 West, directing all drivers to connect with I-65 near the airport via I-264 West. Drivers are encouraged to follow the message boards and signed detour, or seek an alternate route. Motorists should anticipate slowed or stopped traffic and possible delays in the area of the closures and detour routes.
The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Visit goky.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in Kentucky. You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5.