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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Drivers are dealing with delays heading out of downtown Louisville.
As construction work on the Kennedy Bridge continues, the traffic pattern has changed. Crews have shut down all but one northbound lane of I-65 across the bridge. Traffic headed southbound is reduced to two lanes.
KY Transportation Cabinet Spokeswoman Andrea Clifford says, "The project involves removal of the expansion joints on the deck and then repairing the concrete and going back with a concrete surface for the driving surface."
The ramp from I-64 west and I-71 south to 65 north is also closed so drivers are being urged to either use the 2nd Street Bridge or the Sherman Minton Bridge to get to southern Indiana.
"With the Sherman Minton Bridge, we have a very good backup getting traffic back over to Indiana," said Tim Emington, of TRIMARC. "The Sherman Minton doesn't have the amount of ramps on either side of the bridge so traffic moves much smoother than it does across the Kennedy Bridge."
The ramp to Exit 0 in Jeffersonville is also shut down.
Clifford says, "It will cause a lot of delays particularly in the afternoon rush hour for a lot of people going back to Southern Indiana, back to their homes in Indiana, people who work in Louisville but live in Southern Indiana."
Construction on the Kennedy is expected to wrap up by August 15.