Apr 25, 2014 7:15 AM
Louisville, Ky. - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday both directions of Interstate 65 will be reduced to one lane this weekend in Bullitt County as crews work between the Bullitt-Hardin county line and Lebanon Junction Road (mile marker 103.3 to 105.9) to replace sections of concrete pavement.
The right and center lanes on northbound I-65 will be closed from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28., officials said.
Drivers should expect heavy delays approaching the area.
For an alternate route, drivers can follow a detour via the Bluegrass Parkway to KY 52 (Exit 10) at Boston. Signs will then direct them to US 62 to KY 61, then KY 245 where they can proceed to northbound I-65, officials said.
The right and center lanes of southbound I-65 will be closed from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25 until late Saturday evening, April 26.
An alternate route for can be taken via KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) to US 31W (Dixie Highway) to KY 313 (Joe Prather Highway) and then reconnect with southbound I-65.
Construction began in March on this $20.7 million project to remove and replace various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of I-65 in Bullitt County.
Work is currently taking place in the southern portion of the project area. Two lanes of traffic are open in each direction during the week. The contractor is permitted to reduce the interstate to one lane in each direction on weekends.
The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 55 MPH and double fines will be enforced.