Bullitt/Jefferson Counties: I-65 Conceptual Improvements Study - Project 05-550.00

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Identify and evaluate short and long-term improvements to increase capacity while reducing congestion, improve traffic operations by enhancing existing connectivity, improve travel time reliability, and address safety concerns for this heavily traveled corridor
Kentucky’s interstate system provides access to national and global markets. I-65, in this region, provides one-day access to well over 60 percent of the major domestic markets.  In 2020, widening the study area portion of I-65 from six to eight lanes was the 16th ranked project of statewide importance by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
​Project Scope
​I-65 from Preston Highway (KY 61) in Lebanon Junction to the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) in Louisville, Kentucky
​Type of Project
​Planning Study
*no funding has been allocated for future phases as this project was not included in the 2020 Highway Plan nor in the Recommended 2022 Highway Plan 
Click here for the I-65 StoryMap
​Public Input
​The survey was closed on April 15, 2020
​Project Timeline
The study began in early 2019, and a final report was published in November 2020
​Final Report and Published Findings
The final report will document all actions and include an inventory of existing conditions, a presentation of alternatives, and final recommendations.  Click here for the project's summary and supporting documentation
​Project Manager
Carl Jenkins
Email: Carl.Jenkins@ky.gov
Phone: 502.764.0493 

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​Page Last Updated:  8-04-2023

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