Section of construction coming to an end on I-265 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Section of construction coming to an end on I-265

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---For several months, motorists traveling I-265 at night and on the weekends have been dealing with some changes.

"In the evening, it's terrible on the on and off ramps," says driver Ken Jones.

"It's been kinda annoying because they don't have enough signs telling you where to go," says driver Pam Terwilliger.

Drivers are talking about a section of road between La Grange Road and Interstate 71, where concrete pavement repairs have been going on.

At night, some ramps are being closed, causing a detour for drivers.

Cones force you to merge to one lane. 

"I come up I-71 one time, and the car in front of me actually went on the other side of the cones because they didn't know where to go," says Pam Terwilliger.

"The problem with that is that once you commit to the off ramp, you're there, and then they have the cones and take it down to one lane. It's congested," says Ken Jones.

However, officials say it's necessary as they make these repairs.

One specific part of the project will soon be complete, so it won't conflict with the East End bridge construction.

"So they should be wrapping up all of the work at the interchange with I-71 and KY-22, Brownsboro Road, by Monday night, June 17th," says Andrea Clifford, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Other sections of I-265 will still take some time to complete.

"You can see the paving work seems to be complete on this ramp, but officials say it's still going to be 2 more months before the project is complete," says Andrea Clifford.

They're asking drivers to remain patient in the meantime and take notice of the detour signs that are up.

"We're sorry for the inconveniences that they've experienced due to that, but hopefully they'll realize we're doing it for their good…For a safe, smooth ride that will last far into the future," says Andrea Clifford.

Drivers say they're trying to keep that in mind as they battle the construction. 

"You have to just plan your day around it," says Ken Jones.

"I'm just going to try to avoid that area as best as possible I guess," says Pam Terwilliger.

Drivers will notice that construction is taking place from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., so those are the hours drivers will want to avoid the area, if possible.

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