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Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Sept. 23 - Oct. 1*

Sept. 23, 2016 – The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week and next week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing.

Overnight closures scheduled Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North
  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-64 West/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 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 Lincoln Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • One lane of I-71 South from Frankfort Avenue to I-65 split

Closures scheduled for Sunday, September 25

  • Ramp from 2nd Street to I-64 East
  • I-64 East reduced to one lane, from 3rd Street to Mellwood Avenue

The closures are scheduled to begin around 9 p.m. Saturday night and end by 5 a.m. Monday.

Southern Indiana Closure

  • Ramp from Court Avenue to I-65 South

The ramp closed Thursday, September 22 for final surfacing. It’s expected to reopen in about a week.

Work Scheduled for Next Week

Overnight closures scheduled Monday, September 26-Saturday, October 1*

  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North
  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-64 West/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 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 Lincoln Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • One lane of I-71 South from Frankfort Avenue to I-65 split

Work scheduled for Thursday, September 29

  • 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 will be in place during full closures. The majority of work on streets south of Main Street concluded when the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge opened to traffic in December 2015, with occasional closures to follow.

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

  • Kennedy Bridge is closed. Southbound traffic is expected to shift to the Kennedy by late October. The Kennedy should fully open to six lanes of southbound traffic late this year.
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West is closed through late October.
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East and I-71 North is closed through late October.
  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North is closed through late 2016.

Indiana Side

  • I-65 South and I-65 North reduced to two through lanes of traffic from the Abraham Lincoln Bridge to Brown’s Station Way through late 2016.
  • Alternating closures on Market Street and Riverside Drive from Clark Street to Riverpointe Plaza. When Market Street is closed, drivers will use Riverside Drive. When Riverside Drive is closed, drivers will use Market 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.

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

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New Story Avenue Ramp To Open By Early Monday

Traffic will also shift on I-64 East

June 24, 2016A new ramp is scheduled to open and traffic is expected to shift on I-64 East near Downtown Louisville, as crews with Walsh Construction continue to make progress on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

The ramp from I-64 East to Story Avenue is expected to open by early Monday morning. The old ramp closed June 17. The new ramp will connect to new lanes of I-64 East.

Drivers will notice a slight change in their normal routes as a traffic shift is made in the area. Drivers will be shifting to the right (to the south). This is a return to the original and permanent position for I-64 East traffic.

The work extends from 3rd Street in Downtown Louisville to Mellwood Avenue. A third lane of traffic is expected to open along this section of I-64 East later in July. It will be a mandatory exit to Story Avenue.

A weekend lane closure is planned to prepare for the shift:

  • One lane of I-64 East from 3rd Street to Mellwood Avenue

The lane is expected to close around 9 p.m. Saturday and reopen early Monday.

The new ramp to Story Avenue is expected to open, and traffic is expected to shift by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 27.

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

The Downtown Crossing includes the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge, an improved Kennedy Bridge and interstate connections on both sides of the river. Substantial completion of the entire Downtown Crossing is scheduled for December 2016.

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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Lane closure today on I-64 East

Crews are repairing a pothole

June 24, 2016One lane will be closed today along a small section of I-64 East for a pothole repair. One lane of I-64 East is closing from 3rd Street to the I-71 split.

The lane is expected to reopen this afternoon, before the start of rush hour.

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

The Downtown Crossing includes the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge, an improved Kennedy Bridge and interstate connections on both sides of the river. Substantial completion of the entire Downtown Crossing is scheduled for December 2016.

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.

Read more...

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.