Interstate 64 at Interstate 265 Interchange Reconstruction

 

The 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.

Schematics of the proposed alternates, other exhibits, the public meeting handout and survey can be found to the right under Supporting Documents.

May 2019

Based upon 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 under I-265.

 

Another 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 interchanges.

 

This proposed 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.

 

The selected alternate has minimal right-of-way impacts and minor utility relocation.

 

Reconstruction 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.

 

Design-build is 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.

 

Construction for I-Move Kentucky is scheduled to begin in 2020. For more information visit I-Move KY.

 

Please feel free to share this information with your constituents.  If you have any questions, please contact Chris Slone at 502-210-5400 or at chris.slone@ky.gov


 

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