LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Crews have
been working hard to get the paving finished on the main line of the northbound
lanes of Interstate 65 between the Watterson Expressway and Chestnut Street.
Saturday morning crews were delayed
getting I-65 northbound paved along the Kennedy Bridge due to rain.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokeswoman
Andrea Clifford said, "They were able to get half of
the work done before rains caused them to have to postpone for awhile. They
tried to stop for a little bit and they actually had a dryer truck that's used
at Kentucky Speedway that dries up the road when they have races that are
delayed. They tried that for a little bit and had some asphalt come back out
and we got heavier rains so they postponed paving until 3 a.m. Sunday."
The delay forced crews
to work faster to get the shoulders and some of the exit ramps paved in time
for the Monday morning commute, which could mean additional lane closures in
"They were able to get
all of the mainline paving done. We may be delayed some on getting the ramps
and the shoulders finished paving over this weekend. We had anticipated that we
would have gotten all of the work done but we did have to stop and take a delay
due to the rain," Clifford said.
Some of the shoulder
and ramp work could take place overnight Monday and Tuesday, but I-65 is still
scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday.
Clifford said the
upcoming weekend could cause more traffic headaches when bridge work moves
to the other side, "We're currently
scheduled to do the same type of work next weekend on southbound I-65. We'll
have the southbound lanes closed from downtown to the Watterson for paving of
the final asphalt surface next weekend and we'll be doing those ramps and
shoulders as well. We're hoping for good weather."
WAVE 3 is working to
keep you updated on all the lane changes and closures online on our traffic
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