Jefferson County: I-71 Widening to Six Lanes from Downtown to I-265 - Projects 5-48.10 & 5-557

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Reduce traffic congestion and improve safety along this critical corridor
​Project Scope
I-71 Widening from Downtown Louisville to I-265
​Type of Project
Two projects will encompass this widening:

  • Project 5-48.10 is to widen I-71 from Downtown to just north of Zorn Ave
    • Included with this project are alternatives at Zorn Avenue (Exit 2) to improve traffic operations and safety at the I-71 interchange.

  • Project 5-557.00 is to widen I-71 from Zorn Avenue to I-265. 
    • Included in this project is a study of the I-71/I-264 interchange (Exit 5) in an effort to improve traffic operations and safety as well as promote the reliability of the regional interstate system.
​Project Timeline
​Both projects (5-48.10 & 5-557) are currently in the design phase


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This website will provide general information about both projects and details on the developed alternatives/improvement concepts.

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​Project Manager
Pat Matheny
Phone: 502.764.0835 

8310 Westport RoadLouisvilleKY40242KY8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST, M-F(502) 210-5400KYTC.District5Info@ky.gov,-85.871522&sspn=0.006986,0.016512&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=8310+Westport+Rd,+Louisville,+Jefferson,+Kentucky+40242&t=h&z=17
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