Long-term closure on I-65 North begins Tuesday




Posted on May 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 5:13 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) – The long-term lane closure on I-65 North will go into place during the overnight hours Monday.

Work to prepare for the change will begin around 7 p.m., with one lane of I-65 North closed from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street. A second lane of I-65 North from Muhammad Ali to Witherspoon Street will close after 9 p.m. for restriping, leaving at least one lane open as crews prepare for the transition.

The left lane of I-65 North, from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street, will close during the overnight hours after preparatory work is complete. The long-term change, reducing this stretch of I-65 North from three through lanes of traffic to two, will be in place into 2015.

The left lane of I-65 North is closing to allow crews to work safely between I-65 South and I-65 North, building new lanes for I-65 South.

Impact on Drivers

Drivers should prepare for delays and keep the following tips in mind:

•    Allow extra time, especially during the first few days of the closure
•    Adjust travel plans, when possible, to avoid peak travel times
•    Consider alternate routes
•    Consider carpooling
•    Focus on the road and avoid distractions such as cell phones