Louisville, KY (January 24, 2014) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for construction of a new bridge over Interstate 71 in Oldham County. The $9.1 million project will connect New Moody Lane (KY 2857) and Commerce Parkway. The new bridge will be located approximately one mile southwest of the KY 53 interchange at LaGrange (Exit 22).
“This project will improve connectivity as well as reduce delay and congestion on adjacent roadways,” stated Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways District 5 Office in Louisville. “The bridge will also reduce response times for emergency vehicles and improve the safety of the roadway network in Oldham County.”
Pedestrian and cyclist facilities are included which will connect with the existing trail system on Commerce Parkway. A 10-foot shared use path will be built on both sides of New Moody Lane from Meadowbrook Drive to Commerce Parkway.
Work is scheduled to begin the week of January 27th with the contractor clearing trees and brush along New Moody Lane, Commerce Parkway at Allen Lane and in the median of I-71.
When needed, lane closures on Interstate 71 will be restricted to evenings from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following morning.
Some lane closures may also be necessary on New Moody Lane and traffic will be directed using flagging operations. These lane closures will be allowed from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Gohmann Construction Inc. of Clarksville, Indiana was awarded the contract for this project. Construction is scheduled for completion in September 2015.
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.