UPDATE (See additional information below in bold)
Interstate 71 ramp closure scheduled for May 10-13
Louisville, KY (May 10, 2013) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a ramp closure on Interstate 71 in Jefferson County at Interstate 265/KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) as part of a pavement repair project. Contract crews are performing concrete pavement repairs on I-265/KY 841 between KY 146 (LaGrange Road) and Interstate 71 (mile points 30.3 and 34.7).
The exit ramp from northbound I-71 to northbound I-265/KY 841 (Exit 9B) will be closed from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13. A signed detour will be posted via northbound I-71 to KY 329 (Exit 14). Motorists can access southbound I-71 and proceed to northbound I-265/KY 841.
Motorists can also detour via southbound I-265/KY 841 to KY 22 (Exit 34). They can turn left at the bottom of the ramp and follow signs to northbound I-265/KY 841 (see diagram below).
In addition, the exit ramp from southbound I-265/KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) to northbound I-71 (Exit 35A) will also be closed this weekend. Motorists should follow the signed detour via southbound I-265/KY 841 to KY 22 (Exit 34), accessing northbound I-265/KY 841 and proceed to northbound I-71.
The speed limit in the work zone is 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. 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.