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Look Ahead Through Week of March 2

February 27, 2015 – The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week and next week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

Kentucky Side:

Overnight closures scheduled Friday, February 27-Saturday, February 28*:

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West
  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • One lane of I-64 West from Story Avenue to I-65 split
  • One lane of I-64 East from 3rd Street to just past I-65

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

Indiana Side:

  • Riverside Drive from the Kennedy Bridge to Fort Street has closed and is expected to remain closed for several weeks.

Work Scheduled for Next Week:

Overnight closures scheduled for Monday, March 2*:

  • Ramp from I-65 North/I-65 South to I-64 East
  • One lane of I-64 East from I-71 split to Story Avenue

Overnight closures Monday, March 2-Saturday, March 7*:

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • One lane of I-64 West from Story Avenue to I-65 split
  • One lane of I-64 East from 3rd Street to just past I-65

Work scheduled for Thursday, March 5:

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

Overnight closure scheduled for Thursday, March 5-Sunday, March 8*:

  • Ramp from I-64 West to I-65 South

*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 and Restrictions:

  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street is scheduled for intermittent overnight closures for the next several weeks. The overnight closures will depend on the work being done and will not be continuous.

Louisville Streets:

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. During this time, closures are not continuous and will be shifting as work dictates. Signed detours will be 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

 

Kentucky Side:

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed through the spring of 2016
  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-64 West is closed through mid-June
  • Ramp from Liberty Street to I-65 North is closed
  • I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street reduced to two through lanes of traffic, with the right lane a mandatory exit to Muhammad Ali Boulevard into 2015
  • Right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed through 2016

Indiana Side:

  • I-65 South and I-65 North reduced to two through lanes of traffic from the Kennedy Bridge to Brown’s Station Way through late 2016
  • 9th Street from Indiana Avenue to Marriott Drive is closed for several weeks
  • No direct access to I-65 North from the Clark Memorial Bridge. US 31-North traffic must exit onto Court Avenue. Drivers wanting to access I-65 North are directed to the 10th Street ramp. A signed detour is in place.
  • US 31-South (Exit Ramp 1) from Brown’s Station Way to Stansifer Avenue, reduced to two lanes
  • US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, reduced to one lane
  • Northbound collector distributor ramp in Jeffersonville reduced to one lane between 10th Street and Stansifer Avenue through late 2015

Permanent closures:

  • Broadway Street from Court Avenue to 6th Street
  • 6th Street ramp to I-65 North
  • 7th Street from Missouri Avenue to Broadway Street
  • VFW Boulevard from 7th Street to 9th Street         

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.

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Look Ahead: Week of February 23

February 24, 2015 – The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

Kentucky Side: 

Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, February 24-Saturday, February 28*: 

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West
  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • One lane of I-64 West from Story Avenue to I-65 split
  • One lane of I-64 East from 3rd Street to just past I-65

Work scheduled for Thursday, February 26:

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

Intermittent overnight closure scheduled to begin Thursday, February 26*:

  • River Road from Preston Street to Witherspoon Street is scheduled for intermittent overnight closures for the next several weeks. The overnight closures will depend on the work being done and will not be continuous.

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

Indiana Side:

  • Market Street from the Kennedy Bridge to Fort Street is closed. It’s expected to reopen by early March.
  • Riverside Drive from the Kennedy Bridge to Fort Street is scheduled to close once Market Street reopens and is expected to be closed for several weeks. 

Continuing Closures and Restrictions:

Louisville Streets:

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. During this time, closures are not continuous and will be shifting as work dictates. Signed detours will be 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

Kentucky Side:

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed through the spring of 2016
  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-64 West is closed through mid-June
  • Ramp from Liberty Street to I-65 North is closed
  • I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street reduced to two through lanes of traffic, with the right lane a mandatory exit to Muhammad Ali Boulevard into 2015
  • Right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed through 2016

Indiana Side:

  • I-65 South and I-65 North reduced to two through lanes of traffic from the Kennedy Bridge to Brown’s Station Way through late 2016
  • 9th Street from Indiana Avenue to Marriott Drive is closed for several weeks
  • No direct access to I-65 North from the Clark Memorial Bridge. US 31-North traffic must exit onto Court Avenue. Drivers wanting to access I-65 North are directed to the 10th Street ramp. A signed detour is in place.
  • US 31-South (Exit Ramp 1) from Brown’s Station Way to Stansifer Avenue, reduced to two lanes
  • US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, reduced to one lane
  • Northbound collector distributor ramp in Jeffersonville reduced to one lane between 10th Street and Stansifer Avenue through late 2015

Permanent closures:

  • Broadway Street from Court Avenue to 6th Street
  • 6th Street ramp to I-65 North
  • 7th Street from Missouri Avenue to Broadway Street
  • VFW Boulevard from 7th Street to 9th Street            

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.

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Look Ahead: Week of February 16

February 17, 2015 – This week’s snow and extreme cold are limiting some of the work on the Downtown Crossing. Crews are making schedule decisions on a day-to-day basis.

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

Kentucky Side: 

Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, February 17-Saturday, February 21*: 

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West
  • One lane of I-64 West from the I-65 split to the I-65 merge
  • One lane of I-64 East from 3rd Street to just past I-65

Work scheduled for Thursday, February 19: 

  • 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. 

Indiana Side:

  • Market Street from the Kennedy Bridge to Fort Street is closed. It’s expected to reopen in mid-February.
  • Riverside Drive from the Kennedy Bridge to Fort Street is expected to close once Market Street reopens. It’s expected to reopen in March.

Continuing Closures and Restrictions: 

Louisville Streets:

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. During this time, closures are not continuous and will be shifting as work dictates. Signed detours will be 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

Kentucky Side: 

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed through the spring of 2016
  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-64 West is closed through mid-June
  • Ramp from Liberty Street to I-65 North is closed
  • I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street reduced to two through lanes of traffic, with the right lane a mandatory exit to Muhammad Ali Boulevard into 2015
  • Right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed through 2016

Indiana Side:

  • I-65 South and I-65 North reduced to two through lanes of traffic from the Kennedy Bridge to Brown’s Station Way through late 2016
  • 9th Street from Indiana Avenue to Marriott Drive is closed for several weeks
  • No direct access to I-65 North from the Clark Memorial Bridge. US 31-North traffic must exit onto Court Avenue. Drivers wanting to access I-65 North are directed to the 10th Street ramp. A signed detour is in place.
  • US 31-South (Exit Ramp 1) from Brown’s Station Way to Stansifer Avenue, reduced to two lanes
  • US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, reduced to one lane
  • Northbound collector distributor ramp in Jeffersonville reduced to one lane between 10th Street and Stansifer Avenue through late 2015 

Permanent closures:

  • Broadway Street from Court Avenue to 6th Street
  • 6th Street ramp to I-65 North
  • 7th Street from Missouri Avenue to Broadway Street
  • VFW Boulevard from 7th Street to 9th Street           

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.

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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.