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I-65/I-264 Interchange Planning Study



I-65/I-264 Interchange Planning Study

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is conducting a planning study of the I-65/I-264 (Watterson Expressway) interchange in Jefferson County to identify improvements to reduce congestion and improve safety. The interchange has the highest number of crashes in the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) region. KIPDA serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Louisville/Jefferson County KY – IN urbanized area.

The study will identify short and long-term solutions to address severe congestion, unreliable travel times and safety concerns for the heavily traveled area. Peak traffic in the corridor creates large queues that extend into mainline I-65 and I-264, slowing and stopping traffic.

The I-65/I-264 interchange facilitates movement throughout the Louisville Metro area including access to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, UPS Worldport, Kentucky Air National Guard, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center and Kentucky Kingdom.

Project goals are to increase safety for all users, manage and reduce roadway congestion, ensure timely and efficient movement of freight and reduce and/or mitigate negative environmental impacts.

The planning study began in late 2019 with a final report expected in early 2021. Two public meetings will be held to present information to residents and motorists as a part of the planning study. Meeting details will be announced at a later date on this page and on the KYTC District 5 Facebook page. Presentations, online surveys and other project materials will be added to this page following each public meeting. For project updates, sign up for the I-65/I-264 Interchange Planning Study e-newsletter (

The Project Team will deliver a final report in early 2021 documenting all actions, an inventory of existing conditions, presentation of alternatives, public involvement notebook and final recommendations.

Contact Information:

District 5

8310 Westport Road

Louisville, KY 40242

Phone: (502) 210-5400

Fax: (502) 210-5494

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST, M-F

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