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Downtown Crossing: Look Ahead Feb. 9-13.

Feb. 9, 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, February 9-Saturday, February 13*

  • 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
  • Ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to I-65 South
  • Ramp from I-65 North to I-71 North
  • Ramp from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to I-65 North
  • Two lanes of I-64 West from Story Avenue to the I-65 split
  • Two lanes of I-64 East 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

Work scheduled for Thursday, February 11

  • 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. One lane is expected to reopen in late July to restore access to I-64 West, I-64 East and I-71 North. It’s expected to fully open late this year.
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 West closed through late July
  • Ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East and I-71 North closed through late July
  • Ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North closed through late 2016
  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is closed
  • 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. The lane will be a through lane when the Liberty Street ramp reopens.

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
  • I-65 North and I-65 South reduced to three through lanes of traffic from approximately mile marker 1.5 to mile marker 3.5 (approximately Brown’s Station Way to just south of Veterans Parkway)
  • 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.
  • 9th Street is closed from Indiana Avenue to Marriott Drive

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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Opening of Liberty St. ramp postponed due to weather

Louisville, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2016) – With rain and possible snow in the forecast, the opening of the Liberty Street ramp in Downtown Louisville has been delayed. The ramp from Liberty Street to I-65 North was expected to open this weekend. A new date has not been set.

The ramp has been closed since February 2015. The ramp initially closed to help alleviate traffic congestion on downtown streets. During the closure, the ramp has been rebuilt to provide new connections to the newly opened Abraham Lincoln Bridge.

When the new Liberty Street ramp opens, drivers will gain access to another through lane of traffic. The right lane of I-65 North, just south of Muhammad Ali Boulevard, will carry traffic to I-65 North, I-64 and I-71. The right lane is currently a mandatory exit lane to Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

During the closure, drivers used Muhammad Ali Boulevard to access I-65 North. The Muhammad Ali ramp is expected to close in mid-February, to build a new ramp to connect to the Lincoln Bridge. The closure is expected to last about three months.

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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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Ramp Closure In Southern Indiana

Ramp to Court Avenue to close tonight

Dec. 2, 2015 – A short-term ramp closure is scheduled to begin tonight in Southern Indiana in connection with work on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

The ramp carrying traffic from I-65 North to Court Avenue (Exit 0) is scheduled to close around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The ramp is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, December 7.

The ramp is closing for a number of construction activities and for Saturday’s Walk the Bridge event. Construction work includes paving, milling, striping and guardrail work.

A signed detour will be in place, directing drivers to Exit 1 in Jeffersonville.

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The Downtown Crossing includes a new cable-stayed bridge, an improved Kennedy Bridge and interstate connections on both sides of the river. The new Abraham Lincoln Bridge is expected to open to two-way traffic this month. Substantial completion of the entire Downtown Crossing is scheduled for December 2016.

Find more information 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.