Ramp closures to resume on I-71 at KY 153 in Henry County
Louisville, KY (June 30, 2014) – Contract crews will resume ramp repairs next week at the Interstate 71/KY 153 interchange in Henry County. Ramp construction was postponed until the week of July 7 due to the NASCAR races at the Kentucky Speedway last week and the Independence Day holiday this week.
The southbound exit ramp from I-71 to KY 153 (Exit 28) is scheduled to close on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 a.m. This ramp will be closed through Thursday, July 17 for removal and replacement of the concrete pavement.
This ramp construction is part of a contract by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) for asphalt resurfacing and concrete bridge deck repairs on southbound I-71 between the Trimble/Carroll County line and the Little Kentucky River (mile points 38.8 to 28.1).
The next phase of construction will close the entrance ramp from KY 153 to northbound I-71. This closure is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, July 21. The ramp will be closed for approximately ten days.
For both ramp closures, motorists will be detoured via southbound I-71 to KY 53 in LaGrange (Exit 22), to northbound I-71 and back to KY 153 at Exit 28.
Construction continues on the driving lanes of southbound I-71 with drainage replacement, asphalt paving and concrete bridge deck repairs.
Ohio Valley Asphalt of Paris, Ky. was awarded this contract in the amount of $12.8 million. The project is scheduled for completion in October 2014.
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.