I-64 resurfacing project resumes tonight - WDRB 41 Louisville News

I-64 resurfacing project resumes tonight

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With warm weather returning and asphalt plants firing up for the season, construction is scheduled to resume this week on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a contract last year for pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing between Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) to Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway). Some pavement base failure repairs were made last fall to extend the life of the pavement through winter. The majority of the work will occur this spring as temperatures are more conducive for asphalt paving.

Construction will start again on Monday evening, March 23 with installation of traffic detection loops. Lane closures are possible in both directions on Interstate 64 on weeknights from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning and on weekends from 8 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday.

In addition, shoulder closures are possible during the daytime hours for other work items such as guardrail and drainage repairs.

Paving operations are expected to begin on Friday, March 27. Crews will be focusing on resurfacing the westbound lanes of I-64 leading up to the Kentucky Derby Festival. Operations will then shift to the eastbound lanes.

Westbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane between I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and the bridge over Watterson Trail (mile points 18.9 to 16.4) the weekend of March 27 -30. Lane closures will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and continue through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30.

Paving of the westbound lanes will continue on weeknights and weekends through late April. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH. Motorists should expect traffic delays and allow extra time to reach their destination.

MAC Construction of New Albany, Indiana was awarded a $5.7 million contract for this work. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2015.

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