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Know Before You Go: Week of June 16

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown and East End Crossings.

Downtown Crossing:

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled to begin Monday, June 16:

  • The ramp from I-64 West to I-65 is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 16-Saturday, June 21 for pile driving. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day. A signed detour will be in place.
  • The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 16-Saturday, June 21 for pile driving. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Only one lane of I-64 West from the Story Avenue ramp to the I-65 split is scheduled to be open overnight Monday, June 16-Saturday, June 21 for pile driving. Lane closures are expected to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. each day.
  • One lane of the ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 16-Thursday, June 19 for pavement work. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.
  • One lane of I-64 East from the Story Avenue ramp to just past the Mellwood Avenue exit is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 16 to prepare for a traffic switch. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.
  • One lane of I-65 North from just past Brook Street to the Kennedy Bridge is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17 for work on a barrier wall. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

Work scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 17:

  • One lane of I-64 West from just before Mellwood Avenue to the I-71 overpass is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday, June 17-Thursday, June 19 for work on a barrier wall. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 18:

  • One lane of I-64 East from the Story Avenue ramp to just past the Mellwood Avenue exit is scheduled to close overnight Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19 for work on a barrier wall. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

Work scheduled for Thursday, June 19:

  • Rolling closures are expected project-wide Thursday, June 19 for pothole patching. Work is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Work scheduled to begin Friday, June 20:

  • The ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street is scheduled to close overnight Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 to prepare for a traffic switch. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days. A signed detour will be in place.

Work scheduled to begin Saturday, June 21:

  • One lane of I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to the Jefferson Street exit is scheduled to close overnight Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 to prepare for a traffic switch. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

Louisville Streets:

Work scheduled to begin Monday, June 16:

  • Floyd Street from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Liberty Street is scheduled to close Monday, June 16-Tuesday, July 15 for bridge work. A signed detour will be in place.

Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 18:

  • Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street is scheduled to close Wednesday, June 18-Friday, June 20 for bridge work. A signed detour will be in place.

Continuing Closures and Restrictions:

Kentucky Side:

  • The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed July 15, 2013 and is expected to be closed through the spring of 2016.
  • I-65 North from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street has been reduced from three through lanes of traffic to two, with the right lane a mandatory exit to Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The lane reduction is expected to continue into 2015.
  • The right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed July 15, 2013 and is expected 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.
  • Missouri Avenue is closed between Court Avenue and S. Clark Boulevard for extensive utility work in the area. It's expected to remain closed into July 2014.
  • Lane restrictions are in place on the Indiana approach to the Clark Memorial Bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane on US 31-South and US 31-North from just south of Court Avenue to the bridge. The restrictions are expected to be in place until early July, when the Clark Memorial Bridge is scheduled to close for about six weeks.
  • 9th Street from Indiana Avenue to just west of I-65 is closed for setting beams and bridge work. It's expected to reopen later this month.

East End Crossing:

Indiana: Lane restrictions on SR 62 June 16-20:

There will be lane restrictions on SR 62 in Indiana in the vicinity of the SR 265 and SR 62 interchange June 16-20, 2014 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. The lane restrictions will be in place for about a half mile in each direction of the interchange. Residents are asked to use caution and drive slowly when driving in the area during this time.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.

Northbound and southbound lanes of KY 841 shifted:

The northbound and southbound lanes of KY 841 will be shifted to the old northbound lanes of 841, between the temporary traffic light on KY 841 and the intersection of KY 841 and U.S. 42 beginning June 28, 2014. One southbound lane on KY 841, one turn lane for eastbound 42 traffic and one turn lane for westbound U.S. 42 traffic will remain in place. This configuration is expected to stay in place until late fall of 2014.

Kentucky: Blasting schedule for week of June 16, 2014:

Blasting to prepare for the new tunnel in the east end of Louisville is scheduled to occur during the week of June 16, 2014.

Surface Blasting: Surface blasting, which began in June 2013 in the east end of Louisville near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, requires traffic stops. Surface blasting 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.

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

  • Monday, June 16, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 17, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 18, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 19, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 20, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.

Tunnel Blasting: Underground tunnel blasting, which began in January 2014, in the east end of Louisville near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, 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 will be:

  • Monday, June 16, at about 6:45 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 17, at about 6:45 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 18, at about 6:45 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 19, at about 6:45 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 20, at about 6:45 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

Surface Blasting will also take place at the north portal of the tunnel. The north portal is located in the vicinity of Shadow Wood Lane and Shadow Wood Drive. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public.

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

  • Monday, June 16, at about 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 17, at about 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 18, at about 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 19, at about 3 p.m.
  • Friday, June 20, at about 3 p.m.

Surface Blasting is also scheduled to occur near the intersection of Springdale Road and Wolf Pen Branch Road. The surface blasting at this location began in April 2014. 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 Springdale Road at the Green Spring Drive intersection, and on Wolf Pen Branch Road from Wolfpen Woods Drive to Green Spring Drive.

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

  • Monday, June 16, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 17, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 18, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 19, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 20, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.

Indiana: Blasting schedule for week of June 16, 2014:

Blasting to prepare for the East End Crossing is scheduled to occur in Indiana, during the week of June 16, 2014.

Blasting will take place in Indiana in some fields, just north of Utica – – the future site of the SR 265 extension. These blasts do NOT require traffic stops.

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

  • Monday, June 16, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 17, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 18, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 19, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 20, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 4:30 p.m.

Blasting will also occur on Brookhollow Road between the Boulder Creek and Brookhollow subdivisions. These blasts do NOT require traffic stops.

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

  • Monday, June 16, at about 2 p.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 17, at about 2 p.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 18, at about 2 p.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 19, at about 2 p.m. and again at about 5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 20, at about 2 p.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, blast times do occasionally change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.

Information provided by the Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing and WVB East End Partners.

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