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Know Before You Go: Week of January 27

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Ongoing construction of both the new downtown and east end bridges will cause the following traffic changes this week. Information is provided by the Ohio River Bridges Downtown & East End Crossings.

Work Currently Underway:

Louisville Streets:

•Floyd Street from Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard is scheduled to be closed through Saturday, February 1 for abutment work.

•Adams Street from Campbell Street to Cabel Street is scheduled to be closed through Thursday, January 30, with access to local traffic only.

•Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Clay Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, January 31 for micro piling.

•The right lane of westbound Witherspoon Street from River Road to Adams Street is scheduled to be closed through Monday, February 3 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 Wednesday, January 29 for abutment work.

•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 to begin Monday, January 27:

•The left lane of I-71 North from I-65 to Witherspoon Street is scheduled to close overnight Monday, January 27 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 Monday, January 27 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-65 South from the approach to the Kennedy Bridge to Main Street is scheduled to close overnight Monday, January 27-Wednesday, January 29 for demolition work. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

Work scheduled for Thursday, January 30:

•Rolling closures are expected project-wide Thursday, January 30 for pothole patching. Work is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Louisville Streets:

Work scheduled to begin Monday, January 27:

•Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street is scheduled to be closed Monday, January 27-Wednesday, January 29 to set beams.

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 into July 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.

East End Bridge Traffic Changes:

Indiana: Blasting schedule for week of Jan. 27

Blasting to prepare for the East End Crossing is scheduled to occur in Indiana between the Ohio River and Salem Road, just east of Utica. There will not be any traffic stops for this blast.

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

•Monday, January 27, at about 4 p.m.

•Tuesday, January 28, at about 4 p.m.

•Wednesday, January 29, at about 4 p.m.

•Thursday, January 30, at about 4 p.m.

•Friday, January 31, at about 4 p.m.

Kentucky: Blasting schedule for week of Jan. 27

Tunnel Blasting: Underground tunnel blasting, will begin Jan. 27, 2014, in the east end of Louisville near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, and does NOT require traffic stops. This blasting takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. The noise from blasts may be noticeable, but the blasts pose no risk to the traveling public and local residents. Construction for the underground tunnel requires 24-hour work activities Monday through Saturday, and will continue throughout 2014.

The dates and approximate times for tunnel blasting the week of Jan. 27 will be:

•Monday, January 27, at about 7:30 a.m.

•Tuesday, January 28, at about 7:30 a.m.

•Wednesday, January 29, at about 7:30 a.m.

•Thursday, January 30, at about 7:30 a.m.

•Friday, January 31, at about 7:30 a.m.

Surface Blasting: Surface blasting, which began in June 2013, does require traffic stops. Surface blasting also takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. 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.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting (within 15 minutes) the week of Jan. 27 will be:

•Monday, January 27, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.

•Tuesday, January 28, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.

•Wednesday, January 29, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.

•Thursday, January 30, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.

•Friday, January 31, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.

•Saturday, February 1, at about 12 p.m. noon

NOTE: A message will be posted on the project website at www.kyinbridges.com Thursday of each week regarding the anticipated blasting schedule for the following week. Pre-blast surveys are ongoing; no blasting will occur within 500 feet of any residence prior to the completion of a pre-blast survey for that residence.

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