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I-264 and US 42 Interchange Improvements

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is in the design phase of a project to improve Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) in eastern Jefferson County.  This project includes improvements to I-264 between the Westport Road and Interstate 71 interchanges as well as reconstruction of the US 42 (Brownsboro Road) interchange.  I-264 will be widened to provide three basic through lanes in each direction, as well as auxiliary lanes between interchanges.  Two-lane ramps will be added from I-264 eastbound to I-71 northbound and at the I-264 westbound off-ramp to Westport Road.  A two-lane on-ramp will be added at US 42 to I-264 westbound. 

A public meeting was held on July 24, 2014 to present three alternatives for reconstruction of the I-264/US 42 interchange.  Design plans were also shown for the widening of I-264, improvements to KY 22, and the addition of turning lanes at US 42 and Rudy Lane.  Approximately 270 people attended this meeting at Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road. Comments from the public meeting and questionnaire were accepted until August 8, 2014.


Following is the Tentative Project Milestone Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

• The final roadway plans are being developed at this time.

• KYTC is just starting the Right of Way phase and anticipates having ROW clearance in late 2022 or early 2023*.

• Utility relocation is likely to occur in 2024 prior to the roadway construction.

• The construction funding is scheduled for FFY 2023 (pending enacted highway plan) with a construction letting date TBD*.  


Please contact the project manager Keith Downs (502)-764-0515 or keith.downs@ky.gov) if you have any questions. 

*The above project milestone dates are subject to change due to changes in funding availability as reported in the 2020 Enacted Highway Plan.


The selected alternatives' traffic simulations for the morning and afternoon commutes in the year 2040 for the interchange and the I-264 widening are linked below.

This video shows a traffic simulation in the year 2040 (morning traffic) of Interstate 264 after it is widened from four lanes to six lanes between Westport Road and Interstate 71: Click Here for Video

This video shows a traffic simulation in the year 2040 (evening traffic) of Interstate 264 after it is widened from four lanes to six lanes between Westport Road and Interstate 71: Click Here for Video 

This video shows a traffic simulation at the US 42/I-264 interchange in the year 2040 with a Single Point Urban Interchange configuration. Click Here for Video

This video shows a traffic simulation at the US 42/I-264 interchange in the year 2040 with a Single Point Urban Interchange configuration.  Click Here for Video





  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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