Two ramp closures on Interstate 264 scheduled for February 22-25
Louisville, KY (February 21, 2013) – With warmer weather forecasted, construction continues this weekend on concrete repairs to Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) in the area between Browns Lane and Westport Road (mile points 18.4 and 20.7). Work was postponed last weekend due to subfreezing temperatures. Two exit ramps on I-264 will be closed as well as one lane on Interstate 64.
The following exits will be closed from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25:
- Exit ramp from eastbound I-264 to westbound I-64 (Exit 19B)
- Exit ramp from westbound I-264 to eastbound I-64 (Exit 19A)
The signed detour for the I-264 East to I-64 West exit (Exit 19B) will be to follow eastbound I-264 to the Westport Road exit (Exit 21) and at the bottom of the ramp turn left. Motorists can access westbound I-264 and proceed to westbound I-64.
The signed detour for the I-264 West to I-64 East exit will be to follow westbound I-264 to the exit for Breckenridge Lane South (Exit 18A). Once on Breckenridge Lane, motorists can immediately access eastbound I-264 and proceed to eastbound I-64.
In addition, the right lane of westbound I-64 will be closed this weekend at the bridge over I-264 (mile point 12.4). This lane closure is also scheduled from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25.
The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 45 MPH and double fines will be enforced.
For the next few weeks, concrete repairs will be taking place primarily on weekends. Lane and ramp closures are possible from 8:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 a.m. on Monday.
When diamond grinding of the pavement begins later in the project, lane and ramp closures are possible on weeknights Monday – Friday from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following morning.
Hall Contracting, Inc. was awarded the contract for this project in the amount of $8.1 million. The work is scheduled for completion by July 31, 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.