I-Move Kentucky completes first piece of transformative transportation project

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky

I-Move Kentucky has opened a new collector-distributor (C-D) lane on I-71 facilitating ramp movements to and from I-265 this week. This marks a significant milestone in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s transformative project, which includes upgrades to I-71, I-265 and I-64 to improve safety and ease traffic flow.

The new C-D lane is the first major segment of the four-year, $180 million I-Move Kentucky project to be completed. The heavily traveled corridors in Jefferson and Oldham will be better connected, safer and more driver-friendly when construction is completed.

I-Move Kentucky is the state’s largest and most significant transportation project since the Ohio River Bridges Project. Construction began in May 2020 and is on schedule for completion in late 2023.

I-Move Kentucky will improve safety and relieve congestion in three heavily traveled corridors and address several of Kentucky’s most significant transportation needs. An innovative Design-Build approach is being used to combine four major Kentucky Transportation Cabinet projects into one.

I-Move Kentucky Improvements

  • Expanding I-265 from four lanes to six lanes from the I-71 interchange to Taylorsville Road
  • Expanding I-71 from four lanes to six lanes from I-265 to Kentucky 329 in Oldham Co.
  • Adding a collector-distributor lane on I-71 at the I-265 interchange
  • Rebuilding the I-265/I-64 interchange

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