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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is warning motorists to expect delays due to upcoming lane and ramp closures at the Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway)/Interstate 71 interchange.
Contract crews are working on paving, guardrail installation, roadway striping and placing raised pavement markers as part of the project to construct acceleration and deceleration lanes at this interchange. Motorists should expect lengthy delays in the project area Thursday evening through Sunday evening.
The exit ramp from westbound I-264 to US 42 (Exit 22) will be closed from 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 until 5:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30 and again from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. The signed detour for this ramp closure is westbound I-264 to Westport Road, access eastbound I-264 and proceed to US 42.
The exit ramp from eastbound I-264 to northbound I-71 (Exit 23A) will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 until 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The signed detour for this ramp closure is southbound I-71 to Zorn Avenue then accessing northbound I-71.
The entrance ramp from US 42 to westbound I-264 will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
In addition, lane closures are possible on I-71 in both directions between I-264 and the Lime Kiln Lane overpass (mile points 5.0 and 5.8) and on I-264 in both directions between US 42 and I-71 (mile points 22.1 and 22.9). These lane closures are possible from 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
MAC Construction and Excavating was awarded the contract for this project in the amount of $3.9 million. The work is scheduled for completion by Dec. 15, 2012.
The actual duration of this work may be adjusted depending on weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.