Traffic Alert – Issued 09/05/17

09.08.17

Traffic Alert

SEPT 8th-11th
CLOSURE OF
I-65 SOUTH
Interstate will close
between I-64 to I-264
(Friday 9/8 at 8PM
Reopens Monday
9/11 at 5AM)

Dates Affected: September 8, 2017 8:00 pm - September 11, 2017 5:00 am

DOWNTOWN INTERSTATE CLOSURE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2017

Safety Improvement Project on Interstate 65 will result in the Interstate to close for two weekends in September and October (one weekend in each direction) to accommodate the work near Downtown.

  • I-65 SOUTH CLOSED BETWEEN I-64 to I-264 (MILE MARKERS 130.6-136.4) FROM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 8PM UNTIL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 5AM.
  • I-65 NORTH TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO CLOSE THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 20-23TH.

Louisville, KY (September 5, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for safety improvements on Interstate 65 in Jefferson County. A high-friction surface course will be installed on I-65 between the Chestnut Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard exits.

In addition to the safety improvements, asphalt pavement joints will be replaced on the I-65 bridges between I-264 (Watterson Expressway) and the Chestnut Street exit. This work will provide a much smoother driving surface for motorists and provide some waterproofing benefit to the bridges and roadway.

To accomplish this work in a short period of time and limit impacts to weekday commuters, I-65 will be closed for two weekends, one weekend in each direction. The interstate will be closed between I-64 and I-264 (mile markers 130.6 to 136.4).

I-65 South is currently scheduled for closure from 8 p.m. on Friday, September 8 until 5 a.m. on Monday, September 11. Motorists will be detoured via I-64 West to I-264 East and then reconnected with I-65 South.

The closure of I-65 North is tentatively scheduled for October 20-23.

Full closure of I-65 will not be permitted on University of Louisville home football game weekends or during the St. James Art Fair.

All work must be completed by November 15, 2017.