Engineers close ramp from I-65 NB to I-64W due to broken concrete

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Posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 21 at 1:00 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – WHAS11 has learned through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the ramp from I-65 northbound to I-64 West is closed due to broken concrete on a column of the elevated ramp.

The column has concrete falling off it and the rebar is exposed.

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Engineers were at the scene inspecting the column and said the ramp is closed for at least the night.

“A decision was made to close the ramp as a precaution until a thorough inspection can be performed,” said Andy Barber, KYTC Downtown Crossing project manager.

Inspectors will check the ramp on Saturday morning and Walsh Construction Inc. plans to have a structural engineer on site.

The Kennedy Bridge is open; this closure is only for the ramp.

An alternative route for motorists would be I-65 North to I-264 West to I-64.

WHAS11 will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

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