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Bridge inspection slows I-65 north traffic

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The view from Air 3 shows the backup as traffic from I-64 and I-71 try to merge onto I-65 north. The view from Air 3 shows the backup as traffic from I-64 and I-71 try to merge onto I-65 north.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – If you found yourself stuck in heavy traffic trying to get downtown on westbound I-64 or southbound I-71, we've got the reason why.

Drivers trying to get onto northbound I-65 have been slowed by the inspection work taking place on the Kennedy Bridge.

The inspection shifted to I-65 North on Friday morning after crews completed work on the southbound side. Because of the inspection, the two right lanes of I-65 on the Kennedy are closed. A third northbound lane may be closed over the weekend, if need.

All lanes are expected to be reopened by 5 a.m. Monday.

The inspection is part of a plan to the redecking of the Kennedy Bridge in 2016. It will carry southbound traffic from Indiana into Kentucky after the new downtown bridge is built. The new span will carry northbound I-65 traffic only.

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