LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is closing the entrance ramp from both directions of Outer Loop (KY 1065) to Interstate 65 South in Jefferson County for emergency repairs.

A hole was found in the pavement at the culvert over the Southern Ditch. KYTC said the ramp was closed to prevent damage to vehicles.

Crews will be working to remove the concrete slab on Wednesday evening and determine the extent of repairs. KYTC said it will be backfilled with rock prior to pouring a new concrete slab.

The closure is expected to last until midday Friday, June 14.

Motorists on the Outer Loop can detour by using either KY 61 (Preston Highway) or KY 1020 (National Turnpike) to I-265/KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and connecting with I-65 South.

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