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Know Before You Go: Week of September 23

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The following roads will be affected by continuing bridge construction work on both the downtown and east end bridges the week of September 23.

Work Currently Underway:

Louisville Streets:

The right lane and right parking lane of Jefferson Street from Preston Street to Jackson Street are expected to be closed through Monday, September 30 for work on a temporary signal.

The right lane of Preston Street from Market Street to Jefferson Street is expected to be closed through Monday, September 30 for work on a temporary signal.

The parking lanes on Witherspoon Street from Clay Street to River Road are expected to be closed through Wednesday, September 25 for utility work and pile driving. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction.

The right lane and right parking lane of Jackson Street from Market Street to Jefferson Street is scheduled to be closed through Saturday, September 28 for pile driving in the area.

Work Scheduled for this week:

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 25:

The right lane of I-64 East from I-65 to the I-71 North ramp is scheduled to be closed overnight Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 26 for temporary widening.  It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

Louisville Streets:

Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 25:

Overnight lane closures are expected Wednesday, September 25 where I-65 crosses Jefferson Street, Preston Street, Liberty Street and Floyd Street to remove underpass lighting.  Right lane closures will be followed by left lane closures. At least one lane of traffic will be open.  Closures are expected to begin around 7 p.m. and end by 5 a.m.

The right lane and right parking lane on Witherspoon Street from River Road to Preston Street are scheduled to be closed through Monday, September 30 for utility relocation and crane placement.

Work scheduled to begin Friday, September 27:

The left lane of Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street is scheduled to be closed Friday, September 27-Monday, September 30 for work on a temporary signal.

Continuing Closures and Restrictions:

Kentucky Side:

The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed July 15 and is scheduled to be closed through the spring of 2016.

The right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed July 15 and is scheduled to be closed through 2016.

Indiana Side:

77th Street has closed from Missouri Avenue to Broadway Street.  This is a permanent closure.

VFW Boulevard has closed from 77th Street to 99th Street.   This is a permanent closure. 

US 31-South (Exit Ramp 1) from Brown Station Way to Stansifer Avenue has been reduced to two lanes for several months.

US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, has been reduced to one lane for several months.  Vehicles are still able to exit onto 1010th Street.

 East End Crossing traffic changes:

Blasting will resume this week for east end bridge construction. The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) will be:

  • Monday, September 23, at about noon and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24, at about noon, at about 2:30 p.m. and again at about 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25, at about noon, at about 2:30 p.m. and again at about 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26, at about noon, at about 2:30 p.m. and again at about 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27, at about 12:30 p.m. and again at about 2:30 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.

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.

Information for this story was provided by the Ohio River Bridges Project.

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