Interstate 71 ramp closure scheduled for May 17-20 | Transportation
LOUISVILLE, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the ramp from northbound Interstate 71 to northbound Interstate 265/KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) will be closed again this weekend. Contract crews will be performing concrete repairs to the I-265/KY 841 bridge over I-71. This work is part of a pavement repair project between KY 146 (LaGrange Road) and Interstate 71 (mile points 30.3 and 34.7).
The exit ramp from northbound I-71 to northbound I-265/KY 841 (Exit 9B) will be closed from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 20. A signed detour will be posted via northbound I-71 to KY 329 (Exit 14). Motorists can access southbound I-71 and proceed to northbound I-265/KY 841.
Motorists can also detour via southbound I-265/KY 841 to KY 22 (Exit 34). They can turn left at the bottom of the ramp and follow signs to northbound I-265/KY 841.
The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 55 MPH and double fines will be enforced.
Hall Contracting, Inc. was awarded the contract for this project in the amount of $5.9 million. The work is scheduled for completion by August 1, 2013.
The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.
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