DOWNTOWN CROSSING: LOOK AHEAD 11-26-2013

DOWNTOWN CROSSING: LOOK AHEAD 11-26-2013

DOWNTOWN CROSSING: LOOK AHEAD 11-26-2013

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by NEWS RELEASE

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) – The following closures and lane restrictions are expected this week and next week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:

New Traffic Pattern in Southern Indiana:

Drivers in southern Indiana are expected to be introduced to a new traffic pattern next week.  Traffic will be shifted from the existing Exit 0 ramp (downtown Jeffersonville) on I-65 North to the new Exit 0 ramp.  It will be important for drivers to follow the 25 mph speed limit in place on the new ramp.

The traffic switch to the new ramp is expected to happen during the day on Tuesday, December 3. The new, temporary Exit 0 ramp is expected to be used by drivers into 2016.

Work Currently Underway:

Louisville Streets:

•    Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street is scheduled to be closed through Wednesday, December 4 for work on a storm sewer.

•    Witherspoon Street from east of the Slugger Field parking lot to Clay Street is scheduled to be closed through Wednesday, November 27.

•    Lane restrictions are expected on Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Clay Street through Friday, December 20 for utility work and pile driving.  One lane of traffic will be open in each direction. 

•    The right lane of westbound Witherspoon Street from River Road to Adams Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, December 20 for work on a retaining wall.

•    The left lane of Main Street from Hancock Street to Jackson Street is scheduled to be closed through Thursday, December 5 for work on retaining walls.

•    The right lane and right parking lane on eastbound Market Street from Jackson Street to Hancock Street are scheduled to be closed through Friday, December 20 for abutment work.

•    The right lane and right parking lane on Preston Street from Market Street to Liberty Street are scheduled to be closed through Friday, December 20 for pile driving.

•    The left lane and both parking lanes on Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Preston Street are scheduled to be closed through Friday, December 20 for pile driving and excavation work.

•    The right lane and left lane of Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street are scheduled to be closed through Saturday, December 7 for excavation and demolition work.

Work Scheduled for Next Week:

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled for Monday, December 2:

•    The ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North is scheduled to close overnight Monday, December 2 for temporary striping.  It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

•    One lane of I-64 East from I-65 to just east of the I-71 North exit is scheduled to close overnight Monday, December 2 for temporary striping.  It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

•    One lane of I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to the I-64/I-71 merge with I-65 is scheduled to close overnight Monday, December 2 for temporary striping.  It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

Work scheduled to begin Tuesday, December 3:

•    Rolling closures are expected overnight Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4 on I-65 North and I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard for pothole patching.  Work will begin around 9 p.m., with all lanes open by 5 a.m.

•    Rolling closures are expected overnight Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4 on I-64 East and I-64 West from 22nd Street to Story Avenue for pothole patching.  Work will begin around 9 p.m., with all lanes open by 5 a.m.

•    The right lane of the ramp from I-71 South to I-65 South is scheduled to close overnight Tuesday, December 3 for mill and overlay.  It’s expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled to begin Tuesday, December 3:

•    Lane restrictions are expected on Floyd Street from Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4 for pile driving.  One lane of traffic will be open in each direction.

Continuing Closures and Restrictions:

Kentucky Side:

•    The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed July 15 and is scheduled to be closed through the spring of 2016.

•    The right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed July 15 and is scheduled 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 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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