LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) – Overnight lane closures will be utilized this week on a section of eastbound Interstate 64 under construction in Shelby County. These lane closures will allow for paving the final asphalt surface in the recently widened area between Simpsonville and Shelbyville (mile points 27.9 to 32.8). Paving was completed on the westbound lanes in late July and the roadway was opened to three lanes of traffic in the project area.
Eastbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane in the evenings this week from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following morning. Paving ramps to the Welcome Center and rest area at mile point 28 is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 14. The rest area will be closed from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15.
Once the eastbound I-64 paving is complete, contract crews will pave the final asphalt surface on KY 55 at the I-64 overpass.
The entrance and exit ramps at Exit 32 in Shelbyville are currently scheduled to be paved the week of August 18. Ramp closures will be necessary to complete this work. Closure dates and times will be determined based on construction progress and weather. That information will be provided to the public as soon as it becomes available.
Louisville Paving Company performed the construction on this project, which has widened the section of I-64 from four lanes to six lanes. The project cost $38.3 million and is scheduled for completion by the end of August.
The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.