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Know Before You Go: Week of September 2

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Due to the construction of both the Downtown and East End bridges, traffic will be impacted in several areas, including in Southern Indiana. Here's a rundown of what construction projects are planned for the week of September 2.

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 3:

The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday-Thursday (September 3-5) for demolition work in the area. It's scheduled to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

The ramp from I-71 South to I-64 West is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday-Thursday (September 3-5) for temporary striping and the placement of temporary barrier wall. It's scheduled to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

One lane of I-64 East from 9th Street to I-65 is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday-Thursday (September 3-5) for demolition work in the area. It's scheduled to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

The right lane of I-64 West to the I-65 South ramp from Witherspoon Street to I-65 is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday, September 3 for demolition work in the area. It's scheduled to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

Louisville Streets:

Work scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 3:

All day lane restrictions are expected on Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Adams Street on Tuesday, September 3 for demolition work in the area. One lane will be open in each direction.

Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Adams Street is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday, September 3 for demolition work in the area. It will close around 8 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

The right lane of Jackson Street from Market to Main Street is scheduled to be closed Tuesday through Friday (September 3-6) for utility work.

The right lane of Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, September 3 for work in the area.

Indiana Side (Continuing Work):

US 31-South (Exit Ramp 1) from Brown Station Way to Stansifer Avenue will be reduced to two lanes for the next several months.

US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, will be reduced to one lane for the next several months. Vehicles are still able to exit onto 109th Street.

Blasting work for East End Bridge:

Blasting to prepare for the new tunnel on the east end of Louisville is scheduled to occur near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841 during the week of September 2.

The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) will be:

  • Monday, September 2, no blasting
  • Tuesday, September 3, two blasts at about noon and one blast at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 4, two blasts at about noon and one blast at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 5, two blasts at about noon and one blast at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, September 6, two blasts at about noon and one blast at about 2:15 p.m.

On each day, prior to the blasts, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic stops during the blasts will occur on KY 841 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and U.S. 42, and on U.S. 42 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and Bridgepointe Boulevard. If unfavorable weather conditions at the time of a scheduled blast are expected, the blast time may be moved to earlier that day. If any such changes occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.

All construction activity and times are subject to change without notice.

To see the latest construction going on in your area, visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's web site at http://transportation.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Information provided by the Ohio River Bridges Downtown & East End Crossings and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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