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Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Nov. 15-17

Please Note: With major work on the Downtown Crossing wrapping up this week, this will be the last of the twice-weekly Look Ahead closure advisories. Thursday is expected to be the last night of regular overnight closures associated with the project. Occasional lane and ramp closures are possible as punch list items are completed. Closure advisories will be sent as needed.

Final work on surface streets in Louisville and Jeffersonville is expected to continue into early next year.

Nov. 15, 2016 – The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing.

Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, November 15-Thursday, November 17*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North
  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-64 West to I-65 North/I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-71 South to I-65 North/I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-71 North/I-64 East
  • Ramp from I-71 South to I-64 West
  • Ramp from 2nd Street to I-64 East
  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • Ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street/Brook Street
  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard/Liberty Street to I-65 North
  • I-64 West reduced to one lane, from Story Avenue to River Road
  • I-64 East reduced to one lane, from 3rd Street to Mellwood Avenue
  • One lane of I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street
  • One lane of I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • One lane of I-71 South from Frankfort Avenue to I-65 split
  • One lane of I-71 North from I-65 merge to Frankfort Avenue

Work scheduled Thursday, November 17

  • Project-wide rolling closures 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pothole patching

*Overnight closures are scheduled to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. Signed detours are in place during full closures.

 

Continuing Closures

A wave of continuous work along the I-65 corridor will lead to intermittent closures on several Downtown Louisville streets through the end of the project in late 2016. Closures are not continuous and will be shifting as work dictates. Signed detours are in place during full closures.

The following streets are impacted:

  • Floyd Street from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Liberty Street
  • Hancock Street from Main Street to Clay Street
  • Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street
  • Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Floyd Street
  • Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street
  • Main Street from Hancock Street to Jackson Street
  • Market Street from Hancock Street to Jackson Street
  • Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street
  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street (2 lanes)
  • Witherspoon Street from Slugger Field to Clay Street and from Adams Street to River Road

Additional intermittent closures

  • Frankfort Avenue from Story Avenue to River Road, with local access available between Story Avenue and Washington Street
  • Mellwood Avenue under I-64
  • Story Avenue under I-64

Indiana Side

  • Alternating closures on Market Street and Riverside Drive from Clark Street to Riverpointe Plaza.

The actual starting date and duration for the work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur. Also, given the aggressive overall construction schedule for the project, Walsh DBT may shift work schedules when opportunities arise. Find all of the latest traffic information at www.kyinbridges.com.

Navigate traffic with KYTC, www.511.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.

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Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West Is Open

It’s the last of the long-term closures

Nov. 14, 2016 – After a slight delay, the ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West is open. The ramp opened shortly before 10:30 a.m. This was the last long-term ramp1 closure associated with construction on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Crews with Walsh Construction have completed the final work necessary to reopen the ramp to traffic.

Reopening the ramp means the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge is fully open to six lanes of southbound traffic. It reopened to five lanes of traffic last month. The improved Kennedy Bridge also has full shoulders for disabled vehicles.

The ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West had been closed since December 2015. Around 5,500 drivers had used the ramp on a daily basis. A new ramp was built during the closure.

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Find all of the latest traffic information and more details on the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com. Navigate traffic with KYTC, www.511.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.

 

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Reopening of Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West Delayed

Nov. 14, 2016 – The ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West will remain closed for a little while longer. The ramp was expected to reopen by 5 a.m. this morning. The ramp is expected to open later today, likely after the morning commute. Crews with Walsh Construction are completing the final work necessary to reopen the ramp to traffic. An update will be provided later today.

This is the last long-term ramp closure associated with construction on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

When the ramp reopens to traffic, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge will be fully open to six lanes of southbound traffic. It reopened to five lanes of traffic last month. The improved Kennedy Bridge also has full shoulders for disabled vehicles.

The ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West has been closed since December 2015. Around 5,500 drivers had used the ramp on a daily basis. A new ramp was built during the closure.

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The actual starting date and duration for the work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur.

Find all of the latest traffic information and more details on the Ohio River Bridges Project at www.kyinbridges.com. Navigate traffic with KYTC, www.511.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.

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Construction is taking place on existing highways; however, two lanes of interstate traffic, going both ways, will always be open. Some ramps may be blocked for short or extended periods of time. When possible, this website will give at least 30 days of advance notice for traffic control activities. A plan has been developed outlining how traffic will be maintained during construction. View the Maintenance of Traffic plan.