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Know Before You Go: Week of January 20

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Due to the construction of both the downtown and east end bridges, the following changes in traffic patterns will be needed this week. Plan extra time traveling in the construction zones and expect speed limits to be reduced.  Information is provided by the Downtown & East End Crossings.

Work Currently Underway:

Louisville Streets:

  • Floyd Street from Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard is scheduled to be closed through Monday, January 27 for abutment work.
  • Adams Street from Campbell Street to Cabel Street is scheduled to be closed through Thursday, January 23, with access to local traffic only.
  • Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Clay Street is scheduled to be closed through Monday, January 27 for micro piling.
  • The right lane of westbound Witherspoon Street from River Road to Adams Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, January 31 for work on a retaining wall.
  • The right lane and right parking lane on eastbound Market Street from Jackson Street to Hancock Street are scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, January 21 for work on a retaining wall.
  • The right lane and right parking lane on Preston Street from Market Street to Liberty Street are scheduled to be closed through Monday, February 10 for abutment work.
  • The left lane and both parking lanes on Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Preston Street are scheduled to be closed through Monday, February 10 for abutment work.
  • The right lane and left lane of Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street are scheduled to be closed through Saturday, February 1 for piling and abutment work.
  • The left lane of Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street is scheduled to be closed through Saturday, February 1 for work on a retaining wall.

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled for Monday, January 20:

  • The left lane of I-64 West from Mellwood Avenue to the I-65 exit ramp is scheduled to close overnight Monday, January 20 for guardrail repair. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 22:

  • The right lane of I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to the Jefferson Street exit is scheduled to close overnight Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23 to set beams. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

Work scheduled to begin Thursday, January 23:

  • The left lane of I-71 North from I-65 to Witherspoon Street is scheduled to close overnight Thursday, January 23 to prepare for future work. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.
  • The right lane of I-64 West from Story Avenue to Witherspoon Street is scheduled to close overnight Thursday, January 23 to prepare for future work. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.
  • Rolling closures are expected project-wide Thursday, January 23 for pothole patching. Work is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Indiana Side:

Long-term closure scheduled to begin Monday, January 27:

  • Missouri Avenue between Court Avenue and S. Clark Boulevard is scheduled to close Monday, January 27 for extensive utility work in the area. It's expected to close early that morning and remain closed until June 2014.

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:

  • Broadway Street has closed from Court Avenue to 6th Street. This includes the closure of the 6th Street ramp to I-65 North. These are permanent closures.
  • 7th Street has closed from Missouri Avenue to Broadway Street. This is a permanent closure.
    VFW Boulevard has closed from 7th Street to 9th 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.
  • US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, has been reduced to one lane. Vehicles are still able to exit onto 10th Street.

The northbound collector distributor ramp in Jeffersonville has been reduced to one lane between 10th Street and Stansifer Avenue. The closure will be in place through late 2015.

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.

Traffic will be blocked due to blasting on the east end bridge at the following times:

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

  • Tuesday, January 21, at about 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 22, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 23, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, January 24, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25, at about 11:30 p.m.

Prior to each blast, 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. In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, blast times may occasionally change.

No blasting is scheduled on the Indiana side of the east end bridge construction zone this week.