DOWNTOWN CROSSING: LOOK AHEAD -- June20

DOWNTOWN CROSSING: LOOK AHEAD -- June20

DOWNTOWN CROSSING: LOOK AHEAD -- June20

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by NEW RELEASE

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:29 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) – A new section of I-65 South – from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard – is scheduled to open to traffic this weekend. Lane restrictions will be in place to prepare for the upcoming traffic switch.

Work currently underway:


•    One lane of the ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, June 20 to prepare for the traffic switch. The ramp is scheduled to be closed this weekend, starting Friday night around 9 p.m.

•    One lane of the ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to I-65 South is scheduled to be closed until Monday, June 23 to prepare for the traffic switch. It’s expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

Work scheduled to begin Friday, June 20:

•    The ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street is scheduled to close this weekend to prepare for the traffic switch. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. Friday, June 20 and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 23. A signed detour will be in place.

•    One lane of I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to the Jefferson Street exit is scheduled to close this weekend to prepare for the traffic switch. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. Friday, June 20 and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 23.

In addition, the following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week and next week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

Work Currently Underway:

Louisville Streets:

•    Frankfort Avenue between Story Avenue and River Road is scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, July 1 for work in the area. Local access will be available between Story Avenue and Washington Street.

•    Witherspoon Street from Adams Street to River Road is scheduled to be closed through Friday, June 27 for demolition work in the area. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Floyd Street is scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, July 15 for bridge work, demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Floyd Street from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Liberty Street is scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, July 15 for bridge work, demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street is scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, July 15 for bridge work, demolition and pile driving. A signed detour will be in place.

•    Hancock Street from Main Street to Washington Street is scheduled to be closed through Monday, June 30 for demolition work in the area. A signed detour will be in place.

•    One lane of Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street is scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, July 15 for bridge work, demolition and pile driving.

•    Two lanes of Main Street between Hancock Street and Jackson Street are scheduled to be closed through Monday, June 30 for bridge work.

•    Two lanes of Market Street between Preston Street and Floyd Street are scheduled to be closed through Monday, June 30 for bridge work.

Work Scheduled for This Week:

Kentucky Side:


Work scheduled to begin Friday, June 20:


•    The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is scheduled to close overnight Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for pile driving. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days. 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 Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for pile driving. Lane closures are expected to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. both days.

Work Scheduled for Next Week:


Work scheduled to begin Monday, June 23:

•    The ramp from I-65 South to Jefferson Street is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 23 for work associated with the traffic switch. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. A signed detour will be in place.

•    One lane of I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to the Jefferson Street exit is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 23 for work associated with the traffic switch. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

•    One lane of the ramp from I-64 West/I-71 South to I-65 South is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 23 for work associated with the traffic switch. It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

•    The ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West is scheduled to close overnight Monday, June 23-Saturday, June 28 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 23-Saturday, June 28 for pile driving. Lane closures are expected to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. each day.

Work scheduled for Thursday, June 26:

•    Rolling closures are expected project-wide Thursday, June 26 for pothole patching. Work is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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 bridge work. It’s expected to reopen later this month.

The actual starting date and duration for the work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur. Also, given the aggressive overall construction schedule for the project, Walsh DBT may shift work schedules when opportunities arise. Find all of the latest traffic information at www.kyinbridges.com.

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