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4:08 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Portion Of I-65 Southbound To Be Closed For Repairs

The southbound lanes of Interstate-65 between downtown Louisville and the Watterson Expressway will be shut down this weekend to allow for paving.

Motorists who come into Louisville via the Kennedy Bridge will be rerouted on Interstate-64.  The closure begins at 7:00pm this  evening and continues through 5:00am Monday.

It’s one of several major repair projects underway in the Louisville area causing traffic delays and detours.

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3:31 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

I-65 Section To Be Shut Down For Weekend Repairs

A three-mile stretch of Interstate 65 northbound in downtown Louisville will be shut down this weekend to allow for repaving work.

The northbound lanes of I-65 from the Watterson Expressway to Chestnut Street will be closed from 7:00 this evening  until 5:00am Monday. 

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it’s more efficient to shut down the entire stretch than to allow limited traffic and pave one lane at a time.

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4:17 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

I-65 Ramp Reopenings Delayed Again

For the second time this week, the reopening of a busy portion of Louisville’s Spaghetti Junction has been delayed.

The exit ramps from Interstate-65 northbound to I-64 west and east and northbound I-71 have been closed since June 25 as part of the larger Kennedy Bridge repair project.

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2:50 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Lighting Problem On Eggners Ferry Bridge Fixed

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a wiring problem caused the navigation lights on the newly rebuilt Eggners Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky to malfunction Sunday  night.

Spokesman Keith Todd says the outage was reported by a boater and confirmed by state police.    

An electrical crew tracked down the problem this morning.

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12:30 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Lane, Ramp Closures Continue For Kennedy Bridge Repairs

Motorists who use the Kennedy Memorial Bridge can expect more traffic delays this week as workers continue a major repair project.

Southbound bridge traffic is still down to one lane to allow for some unexpected repair work.    It will be expanded to two lanes on the morning of July 4thbut Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Andrea Clifford says they’ll need to shut down an additional northbound lane after that.

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11:26 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Southbound I-65 On Kennedy Bridge Reduced To One Lane Until July 4

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Southbound traffic on the Kennedy Memorial Bridge has been reduced to one lane until early July 4th.

Traffic was already reduced to two lanes in each direction for a bridge deck resurfacing project.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews will need to put down more concrete than originally planned, requiring the additional southbound lane closure.

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4:30 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Huge Milton-Madison Bridge Truss To Be Hoisted

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A major step in the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge will begin today,  weather permitting.

A 600-foot section of the bridge’s new truss will be lifted onto temporary piers.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the section, weighing more than 1,700 tons, was constructed on a nearby barge

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5:28 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Kennedy Bridge Repairs Begin Thursday Night

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A major repair project begins tomorrow  on the Kennedy Memorial Bridge.

The span, which carries Interstate-65 traffic over the Ohio River, will be reduced to two lanes in both directions while crews repair and resurface the bridge deck.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the $18 million project will continue through the end of July.

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5:05 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

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.

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5:02 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

As Weather Warms Up, So Does Highway Repair Work

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky’s highway construction season moves into high gear this month. Crews are at work on I-64 in several eastern Kentucky counties. State Transportation Cabinet Spokeswoman Natasha Lacy says the moderate winter means there should actually be fewer road repairs.

“It will be similar probably to last summer. There will be probably less pothole repair work, because we had a mild winter. Therefore we don’t have as many potholes to of course give attention to in previous years when the weather was drastic,” she said.