The I-75/I-64 widening project is widening the 2.3 miles of Interstate 75/Interstate 64 at Lexington, Kentucky in Fayette County.
The I-75/I-64 widening project begins at the MP 112.9 at the Paris Pike (US 27) Interchange and extends north to MP 115.2 at the Newtown Pike (KY 922) Interchange.
The project will widen the Interstate to 8 lanes (adding one 12-foot lane in each direction), and improvements to ramps at the Paris Pike Interchange and ramps at the Newtown Pike Interchange.
The I-75/I-64 widening project is to improve safety and reduce congestion along the Interstate and at two interchanges (Paris Pike and Newtown Pike).
Current crash data shows that the number of crashes along this section of the Interstate has increased every year since 2012.
The interchanges experience heavy congestion. Traffic projections for 2040 forecast 130,000 average daily traffic along this section, which exceeds the current capacity of a 6 lane Interstate (three 12-foot lanes each direction).
Schedule and Status:
A public meeting was held to inform the public about the project on October 29, 2019 at Bryan Station High School. The materials* shown at the public meeting are available in the list below. The project construction is planned to be completed in sections with Section 2 completed first, with Section 3 next, and then Section 1.
Section 1_2_3 Plan 1.pdf
Section 1_2_3 Plan 2.pdf
Section 2 Plan 1.pdf
Section 2 Plan 2.pdf
Northbound I-64 Merge Plan.pdf
*The file size of the materials are very large. Download will take time.
The I-75/I-64 widening project was let to construction on August 18, 2022.
The project was awarded on August 23, 2022 at a combined cost of $48,244,600.
Construction will begin September 2022.