Interstate 265 Widening Project

​The widening of Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in Jefferson County is the Commonwealth's top priority. During 2017, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) implemented a statewide ranking system of highway projects based on needs, including traffic volumes, congestion, safety, economic benefits and other factors. The widening of I-265 from four lanes to six lanes ranked the highest priority project in the state.

To implement this top priority, KYTC is advancing a project to add one 12-foot travel lane in each direction of I-265 between KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) and I-71 (mile markers 23.1 to 34.7). The purpose of this project is to decrease existing congestion on the mainline of I-265 in this area.

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A public meeting was held on Tuesday, May 8 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 13725 Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY 40245. The exhibits, handout and comment form from the meeting can be found at the right under Supporting Documents.

Written comments from this meeting will be accepted through May 23 at the KYTC District 5 Office, 8310 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40242. Citizens can also share their opinions about the project online by completing a short survey at https://qk4.typeform.com/to/mZAE1C . The survey will remain open through May 23.

For any other questions, please contact our KYTC District 5 project manager, Patrick Matheny, at 502-210-5400 or at patrick.matheny@ky.gov .

KYTC is currently advancing other interchange projects on I-265, including interchange improvements at I-64 and I-71, but those were not presented at the public meeting. These improvements are being developed as separate projects on different schedules.

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