More Interstate Repairs On Tap For Louisville Area

Some major interstate highway repairs will continue in the Louisville area over the next several months.

Much of the current work is on Interstate-71 between downtown Louisville and the Watterson Expressway. It was shut down for paving last weekend and lane reductions this month may cause sometimes lengthy delays.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Andrea Clifford says repairs will also require another weekend shutdown of a portion of the interstate next month.

“Currently we have planned to have northbound 71 closed between downtown and the Watterson the weekend of June 1-4, and they will have it closed, just the northbound side that weekend to do the final asphalt surface on those northbound lanes,” Clifford said.

Still to come this summer are major repairs to the Kennedy Bridge. Most of that work will take place between mid-June and the end of July.

Rick Howlett

Rick Howlett is WFPL's Broadcast Managing Editor and also produces feature and general assignment radio stories.

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