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I-71 Widening to Six Lanes from Downtown to I-265

I-71 Widening from Downtown Louisville to I-265


KYTC has two current projects in the design phase to widen I-71 in Jefferson Co.  The purpose of these adjacent projects is to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety along this critical corridor.

  • Item No. 5-48.10 is to widen I-71 from Downtown to just north of Zorn Ave.
  • Item No. 5-557.00 is to widen I-71 from Zorn Avenue to I-265. 

Included with Item 5-48.10 are alternatives at Zorn Avenue (Exit 2) to improve traffic operations and safety at the interchange with I-71.

Included with Item 5-557.00 is a study of the key I-71/I-264 interchange (Exit 5) in an effort to improve traffic operations and safety as well as promote reliability of the regional interstate system.

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An interactive website has been developed ( to share information about the projects and study processes to date and give some details on the alternatives and improvement concepts developed.

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