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Traffic lighter after lane closures due to construction on I-65 near Hardin, Bullitt County line

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Kentucky State Police reported traffic backed up more than 20 miles on I-65 North. (Source: Tara Bassett) Kentucky State Police reported traffic backed up more than 20 miles on I-65 North. (Source: Tara Bassett)
This shot from Air 3 shows a red line of brake lights stretching for miles north of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. This shot from Air 3 shows a red line of brake lights stretching for miles north of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Drivers report being stuck in the traffic for several hours Saturday. Drivers report being stuck in the traffic for several hours Saturday.

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Traffic is running more smoothly Sunday morning after construction in Bullitt County on I-65 North caused major traffic problems.

Kentucky State Police reported traffic backed up more than 20 miles on I-65 North, with cars getting stuck in it starting just north of Elizabethtown in Hardin County as they headed toward Bullitt County.

It took drivers about two hours to get through the congestion during most of the day Saturday.

Those traveling in the area could still see delays. Road crews are working on a resurfacing project and a section of I-65 will be down to one lane near mile marker 102 until at least Monday. The construction will last until November, however, as the entire length of interstate in Bullitt County is being repaired, working from the southern county border to the north.

Alternate routes include Highway 61 and US 31-W. Those routes are also expected to be congested, though they are not at this time.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said they are setting up a detour using the Western Kentucky Parkway and US 31-W to reroute traffic to the Gene Snyder Freeway.

Drivers can also get off I-65 North at Hwy 62/Bardstown Road toward Boston. In Boston, turn left on Hwy 61/Lebanon Junction Road to get back on the interstate.

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