Extreme heat causes pavement to buckle on Snyder Freeway - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Extreme heat causes pavement to buckle on Snyder Freeway

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The northbound lanes of the Gene Snyder Freeway near South Park Road were shut down Monday while crews repaired a large pothole. 

Engineers with the Kentucky Department of Transportation say the road buckled due to the extreme heat over the weekend. It happened around 7 a.m. 

According to a news release from Kentucky Department of Transportation spokeswoman Andrea Clifford, both northbound lanes of the Snyder were closed approximately a half-mile before the I-65 interchange.

All lanes reopened by 7 p.m.

The damaged concrete had to be removed and a stone base was installed. An asphalt patch was paved later in the afternoon. Due to the high temperatures, it took longer than usual for the asphalt pavement to cool and for the roadway to be reopened to traffic.

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