Interstate 265 concrete repairs to begin March 11
Work scheduled for section between LaGrange Road and Interstate 71
Louisville, KY (March 7, 2013) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in both directions between KY 146 (LaGrange Road) and Interstate 71 (mile points 30.3 and 34.7). Work is scheduled to begin the week of March 11 performing concrete repairs and diamond grinding to prolong the pavement life on this section of roadway.
The project includes replacing some sections of pavement that have settled over time resulting in uneven driving lanes. Repairs will also be made to some of the ramps at the KY 146 and KY 1447 (Westport Road) interchanges.
The roadway may be reduced to one lane in each direction on weeknights Monday – Friday from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following morning. On weekends, lane and ramp closures are possible from 8:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 a.m. on Monday. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH and double fines will be enforced.
Hall Contracting, Inc. was awarded the contract for this project in the amount of $5.9 million. As part of this contract, all work on I-265 north of KY 22 must be completed by June 3, 2013 to avoid conflicts with construction of the east end crossing for the Louisville Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. The remainder of the work is scheduled for completion by August 1, 2013.
The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.