Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is in the design phase of a project to
reconstruct the interchange of I-64 and I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in
Jefferson County. The purpose of this project is to improve the operation and
safety of this interchange. A public meeting was held on Thursday, January
10, 2019 to present proposed alternatives to area residents & motorists and
obtain their feedback. The meeting was held at Ascension Lutheran Church,
13725 Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY 40245 with approximately 90 people in attendance.
of the proposed alternates, other exhibits, the public meeting handout and survey can be found to the right under Supporting Documents.
traffic analysis, review of crash data and public input, the KYTC project team
selected a partial turbine design with a braided ramp (Alternative 3B). This
design addresses some of the short traffic weaving segments at the interchange
by replacing two of the existing loop ramps with longer ramps that will pass
advantage of this option is “braiding” of the two entrance ramps from I-64 onto
I-265 North. The result will be improved lane assignments on I-265 North where
these ramps merge to reduce the traffic weave between the I-64 and U.S. 60
design will make interchange spacing safer and more efficient by improving some
of the acceleration and deceleration lengths for traffic merging between the
two interstates. Traffic flow through the interchange will also be enhanced by
the addition of lane capacity on four high volume ramps.
alternate has minimal right-of-way impacts and minor utility relocation.
of the I-64/I-265 interchange is part of KYTC’s recently announced I-Move
Kentucky project. This $180 million design-build project will improve safety
and reduce congestion through a heavily traveled interstate corridor in
Jefferson and Oldham counties. The work combines four priority projects into a
single construction project to add lane capacity and upgrades at two, major
interchanges on I-265, I-71 and I-64.
an effective contracting approach to deliver projects faster and often at a
lower cost than traditional design-bid-build projects. While the preliminary
design work has been completed on these projects, the design-build process
allows the contractor to propose alternate designs that operate as efficiently
as the plans advertised by KYTC while still staying within the project budget.
for I-Move Kentucky is scheduled to begin in 2020. For more information visit I-Move KY.
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