KYTC District 5 Roadshow

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This report summarizes the upcoming week's major projects (beginning Sundays). 
New items or changes in project status are shown in bold

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Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, striping, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night. Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance on interstates and highways daily throughout the district.

Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


ROADSHOW for The Week of March 19, 2023

New items or changes in project status are shown in bold


JEFFERSON COUNTY

·         I-Move Kentucky (I-64 / I-71 / I-265): Find the latest project updates here: https://i-moveky.com/.

·         Sherman Minton Bridge (I-64 & US 150 over the Ohio River between Louisville, KY, and New Albany, IN): Find the latest project updates here: https://shermanmintonrenewal.com/.

·         I-64 West (Exit Ramp 15) to North Hurstbourne Lane (KY 1747): Daily lane closure and delays are possible beginning this week at the I-64 West (Exit Ramp 15) to North Hurstbourne Lane (KY 1747) for concrete work and intersection improvements. The right lane of the ramp will be closed; however, right turns onto North Hurstbourne Lane (KY 1747) will be allowed from the adjacent lane. The project is expected to be completed in late summer 2023.

·         I-71 South: Right lane closure and delays are possible on Wednesday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., beginning at mile marker 3 (in the area of Zorn Avenue) through mile marker 5 (I-264 interchange) as crews conduct rail mowing operations.

·         I-264 East (Exit Ramp) to Taylor Boulevard (KY 1856):  Daily lane closure and delays are possible beginning this week at the I-264 East (Exit Ramp) to Taylor Boulevard (KY 1856) for concrete work and ramp improvements. The project is expected to be completed in late summer 2023.

·         I-265 North and South at East End Tunnel: Lane closure and delays are expected through the East End Tunnel as crews work to complete scheduled maintenance. The work will take place in the northbound lanes of the tunnel on Monday, March 20, and Tuesday, March 21. Work will switch to the southbound lanes on Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23. All four days of work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be one lane open at all times in each direction during maintenance. Motorists should heed signage and use caution while traveling through the work zone.

·         U.S. 31E (Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue): Lane closures and delays are possible from Bonnycastle Avenue to Broadway for asphalt resurfacing and related work. Drivers will be directed through these work zones via flagging operations. Motorists take note: On-street parking will be restricted. This is part of an overall Highway Safety Improvement Program within the Bardstown Road corridor.

·         U.S. 31E (Bardstown Road): Lane shifts and delays are possible at Southpointe Boulevard for intersection improvements. The intersection is being reconstructed to include dual turn lanes. The work is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2023.

·         U.S. 31E/U.S. 150 (Buechel Bypass): Closed from 9 p.m. on Friday, March 17, to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 20, at the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks (mile point 10.4 to mile point 10.5). That's between the cross streets of Plaza Avenue and Hikes Lane (KY 2052). During the bridge closure, signs in the area will direct drivers to utilize Hikes Lane, Shepherdsville Road, Buechel Bank Road, and Progress Boulevard as the posted detour. Various closures have been in place for the bridge since a February 2021 inspection found deterioration on one of the bridge's pier caps. The repairs were initially delayed as KYTC, and the contractor sought approval from the railroad to work on the bridge section over the tracks. Last year, crews began working under the bridge in an area not visible to motorists crossing the span. Those repairs have now advanced to a point where the weekend closure of the entire bridge is necessary. The repairs are expected to be completed in spring 2023.

·         U.S. 42: Daily lane closures are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the set of I-71 overpass bridges (mile point 7). That's between Seminary Drive and Mt. Rainier Drive. The contractor will first complete the work requiring a westbound lane closure before switching to the eastbound lane. The bearing pads are being replaced on the south side of both bridges. Electronic message boards will direct motorists through the work zone. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2023.

·         U.S. 42 (Brownsboro Road): Minor lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through March 2023 from North Spring Street (mile point 0.587) to Chenoweth Lane (mile point 3.89) for sidewalk work. This work is being done in advance of an asphalt resurfacing project expected to be completed in fall 2023.

·         KY 1065 (Outer Loop): Single lane closures and delays possible between Preston Highway (KY 61) to Shepherdsville Road (KY 2052). Beginning Tuesday, March 21, motorists should expect a lane closure nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. as crews perform partial depth patching and concrete repairs.

·         KY 1450 (Blue Lick Road): Weekday lane closures are possible between I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 61 (Preston Highway) for road widening work. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2023.

·         Portland Avenue/Northwestern Parkway (KY 3064):  Daily shoulder or parking lane closures are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for sidewalk ramp improvements on Portland Avenue/Northwestern Parkway (KY 3064) from 22nd to 38th Street. This work is being done in advance of an asphalt resurfacing project expected to be completed in fall of 2023.

·         Scenic Loop: Road closed starting Thursday, March 16, at the bridge over Middle Fork of Beargrass Creek (mile point 1.796) in Cherokee Park. Contract crews will be replacing the bridge. During the bridge closure, signs in the area will direct motorists to utilize Beals Branch Road, Lexington Road (U.S. 60A), and Cochran Hill Road as the posted detour. The bridge will remain closed until late spring 2023.

·         South Pope Lick Road: Road closed to thru traffic between KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) and Rehl Road. Local access only. Motorists should follow posted detours. The closure to thru traffic is for the reconstruction of the KY 155 and South Pope Lick Road intersection and bridge over Pope Lick Creek. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2023.

 

BULLITT COUNTY

·         I-65 North: Sound barrier walls are being constructed between mile points 117.4 and 117.8, just north of Exit 117 for KY 44 to Shepherdsville and Mt. Washington. Message boards will warn motorists to watch for trucks entering and exiting the interstate. The project is estimated to be completed in spring 2023.

·         KY 44 (Old Mill Road): Daily lane closures are possible between Bluegrass Way and Love Avenue for the construction of a left turn lane and relocation of a waterline at Bullitt East High School in Mt. Washington (mile point 23.7). Motorists may be directed through the work zone via flagging operations as construction progresses. The project is expected to be completed in late summer 2023.

·         KY 44 @ Bogard Lane: Weekday lane closures and delays are possible at the intersection of KY 44 (Old Mill Road) and Bogard Lane (mile point 18.580).  A new traffic signal is being installed at this location.  Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2023.

·         KY 61 @ KY 2553: Weekday lane closures and delays are possible at the intersection of KY 61 (Preston Highway) and KY 2553 (Old Preston Highway).  A new traffic signal is being installed at this location.  Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2023.

·         KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road): Weekday lane closures and delays are possible between Omega Parkway and Park Loop Road/Valley View Drive for work involving the road widening project. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2023.

·         KY 2723 (Raymond Road): Periodic roadway closures during the daytime and evening from Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24, from the intersection of Chillicoop Road and continuing south to KY 44. Crews replacing multiple cross drains.

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY

·         I-64 East & West: Daily lane shifts, rolling roadblocks, and traffic delays are possible between mile marker 47 and 52 for an ongoing bridge replacement project. Oversized vehicles are alerted to an 11-foot width restriction for both eastbound and westbound directions in the construction zone. These vehicles can utilize U.S. 60 and U.S. 127 as a detour. The four sets of bridges being replaced are over KY 2817 (Cardwell Lane) at mile point 51.5; KY 151 (Graefenburg Road) at mile point 46.4, South Benson Creek at mile point 49.1 and KY 1665 (Evergreen Road) at mile point 49.8. Flagging operations will be required at times on KY 151, KY 1665, and KY 2817. The project is expected to be completed in late fall 2023.

·         U.S. 60 (Versailles Road): Lane closures and delays are possible between Jett Boulevard/Chenault Road and KY 1681 (Duncan Road) at the I-64 interchange. Motorists are encouraged to use caution while traveling through the work zone. The route is being widened for additional left-turn lanes to the Interstate 64 eastbound and westbound on-ramps. Another right-turn lane will also be constructed on the I-64 westbound off-ramp to U.S. 60. The project is expected to be completed in winter 2022-'23.

·         Hickory Ridge Road (KY 1472): Lane closure beginning on Tuesday, March 21, at the bridge over I-64 (mile point 0.1) for bridge deck restoration. Temporary signals will direct motorists through the work zone. A 10-foot-wide lane will be maintained for traffic throughout the duration of the project. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2023.

·         KY 1659 (Glenns Creek Road/McCracken Pike): Full roadway closure due to 500-foot slide caused by heavy rain and flooding. The slide is between Glenns Creek Road/McCracken Pike/KY 1659 (mile marker 1) and Harrod Carter Concrete (mile marker 2) in Franklin County. Motorists should follow the signed detour: Duncan Road/KY 1681 to Versailles Road/U.S. 60 (in Woodford County) to the East-West Connector/KY 676 (in Franklin County). KYTC anticipates soliciting bids for the repair project this winter with the goal of starting construction in summer 2023.

·         Peaks Mill Road (KY 1900): Lane closure beginning on Monday, March 20, at the bridge over Elkhorn Creek (mile point 4.44) for bridge deck restoration. Temporary signals will direct motorists through the work zone. A 10-foot-wide lane will be maintained for traffic throughout the duration of the project. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2023.

 

HENRY COUNTY

·         KY 146 (LaGrange Road): Traffic may be reduced to one lane during daytime hours from KY 153 (Lake Jericho Road) at mile point 2.169 to Broko Lane at mile points 5.333. That's between Pendleton and New Castle. This is a widening and realignment project. Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations and are encouraged to use caution. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2024.

·         KY 146 (LaGrange Road): Daily Lane closures and delays are possible from the east end of Bartlett Fork Bridge (mile point 6.5) and extending east to U.S. 421 (mile point 9.8) for centerline striping work. Crews will perform striping work in a mobile operation. Motorists should provide plenty of space to the striping crew and be observant of slowed vehicles while moving through the work zone. Work is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2023.

 

OLDHAM COUNTY

·         I-71 South: Possible shoulder closures between mile marker 21 and mile marker 20 for the construction of a new interchange at KY 2857 (LaGrange Parkway) between KY 53 and KY 393. Motorists should proceed with caution and heed the 55 mph speed limit through the work zone. The construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2024.

·         KY 53: Safety improvements will take place between KY 55 in Shelby County and KY 22 in Oldham County. The construction includes widening shoulders, extension of culvert pipes, ditch cleaning and tree clearing. KY 53 may be reduced to one lane of traffic during the project. Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations and temporary traffic signals. There are no time restrictions on daily lane closures. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2023.

 

SHELBY COUNTY

·         KY 53: Safety improvements will take place between KY 55 in Shelby County and KY 22 in Oldham County. The construction includes widening shoulders, an extension of culvert pipes, ditch cleaning, and tree clearing.  KY 53 may be reduced to one lane of traffic during the project. Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations and temporary traffic signals. There are no time restrictions on daily lane closures. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2023.

·         KY 53 (Mt. Eden Road): Possibly delays and lane shifts between St. Regis Drive at mile point 6.4 and U.S. 60 at mile point 8 as work continues to widen that section of the roadway. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2023.

·         KY 55: Safety improvements will take place between KY 155 in Spencer County and KY 148 (Finchville Road) in Shelby County. The construction includes widening shoulders, an extension of culvert pipes, ditch cleaning, and tree clearing. The project also includes curve realignments. KY 55 may be reduced to one lane of traffic during the project. Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations and temporary traffic signals. There are no time restrictions on daily lane closures. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.

 

SPENCER COUNTY

·         KY 44 (Little Mount Road): Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction, via crossovers, on KY 44 (Little Mount Road)  between Spencer County High School and Early Wyne Drive for bridge repairs to the span over Brashears Creek. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2023.

·         KY 55: Safety improvements will take place between KY 155 in Spencer County and KY 148 (Finchville Road) in Shelby County. The construction includes widening shoulders, an extension of culvert pipes, ditch cleaning, and tree clearing. The project also includes curve realignments. KY 55 may be reduced to one lane of traffic during the project. Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations and temporary traffic signals. There are no time restrictions on daily lane closures. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.

·         KY 155: Lane closures and delays are possible between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. from the intersection of KY 155 and KY 55 to the intersection of KY 155 and Goebel Road (approximately one mile) for asphalt resurfacing and related work. Drivers will be directed through the work zones via flagging operations. The work is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2023.

 

TRIMBLE COUNTY

·         Routine maintenance


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  • Expect the unexpected.
  • Slow down.
  • Don't tailgate. Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you.
  • Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the construction workers and equipment.
  • Pay attention to the signs.
  • Obey road crew flaggers.
  • Stay alert and minimize distractions.
  • Keep up with the traffic flow.
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