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August 3, 2012
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Work to begin Monday on busy I-64 Hurstbourne Parkway interchange

Lane closures are possible on weeknights, weekends

Lane closures possible on weeknights, weekends

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2012) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to improve traffic operations at the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 64 and KY 1747 (Hurstbourne Parkway) in Louisville. Work is scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 6 to add turning lanes at some of the I-64 ramps and build additional travel lanes on Hurstbourne Parkway.

“The I-64/Hurstbourne Parkway interchange is one of the busiest interchanges in Louisville with approximately 60,000 vehicles each day,” said Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways Louisville District. “This project will help reduce congestion and delay as well as improve vehicular safety.”

The first phase of construction will be the addition of a left turn lane from southbound Hurstbourne Parkway to eastbound I-64, resulting in a dual left turn lane. Crews will also be working on light pole relocation and waterline installation.

Other improvements included in the project are:

• An additional lane on southbound Hurstbourne Parkway between Linn Station Road and Interstate 64

• An additional lane on northbound Hurstbourne Parkway at Linn Station Road, resulting in three travel lanes

• An additional left turn lane on the exit ramp from westbound I-64 to southbound Hurstbourne Parkway, resulting in a dual left turn

• An additional lane from southbound Hurstbourne Parkway to the entrance ramp for westbound I-64, resulting in a dual right turn

• Restriping westbound Linn Station Road to provide a triple left turn onto southbound Hurstbourne Parkway

• Addition of sidewalks along southbound Hurstbourne Parkway between Linn Station Road and Bluegrass Industrial Parkway

Lane closures are possible weeknights from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. and on weekends from 9 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday. Shoulder closures are possible during daytime hours.

MAC Construction and Excavating of New Albany, Ind., was awarded a contract in the amount of $4.5 million which is being paid through federal interstate maintenance funds.  Work is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2013.

The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in Kentucky.

 

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