LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- One of the interstate ramps in downtown Louisville will be closing next month and will remain unavailable to motorists for as long as nearly three years.
The closing of the eastbound Interstate 64 ramp to southbound I-65 is related to construction of the new downtown Louisville Ohio River bridge. Officials say the closure is needed to help keep traffic moving on I-64, I-65 and I-71 while crews rebuild the interchange.
A statement from the bridges project says of the interchange's ramps, the one being closed is the least used but that keeping it open would add to congestion and drag out construction time.
The closure is set for the night of July 8 and will last for up to 1,000 days. Signs will be posted alerting drivers to the change.