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LOUISVILE, Ky. (WDRB) - A busy ramp in downtown Louisville is now closed for repairs. The ramp that takes drivers from I-65 North to I-64 West closed Saturday morning at 7 a.m.
Officials expect the ramp to be shut down for about a week. Crews will be repairing ramp columns by chipping away bad concrete, replacing steel rebar, and then pouring in new concrete to encase the column.
This same ramp was shut down for one weekend in December for crews to make temporary repairs.
Mindy Peterson is a spokesperson with the Downtown Crossing Bridges Project. "After we found out that the repairs were needed on this column, we did want to take a closer look at all of the columns in the Kennedy interchange. So engineers with the Kentucky transportation cabinet have spent several weeks doing just that. They have completed that work there was no need for immediate action there."
Peterson also says the entire I-65 North to I-64 West ramp will be replaced in 2015 as part of the Downtown Crossing Bridges Project.
For now, officials say that drivers can take 264 West as a detour.
Crews originally planned on working on the ramp last weekend, but decided to postpone the work because of weather.
A portion of Brownsboro Rd. was shut down for construction work starting at 6 a.m. Saturday morning and will stay closed until 6 a.m. Monday morning. The road will be closed between Hurstbourne Lane and Goose Creek Rd. while crews install sewers.
That same stretch of Brownsboro Rd. will close again during the same time next weekend.
People who live in the area will be allowed through, but everyone else should follow the posted detour signs.