I-Move Kentucky kicks off construction in Louisville

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s I-Move Kentucky project in Louisville is starting construction this week in several project areas that could impact travelers on Interstate 265, also known as the Gene Snyder Freeway.

Construction work is starting on the I-Move Kentucky project in two of four project areas. The I-Move Kentucky project includes improvements to four, major sections of I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties.

“As we work to ensure the health and safety of Kentuckians during this time, we must continue to move transportation forward responsibly with the current situation and long-term vitality of the state in mind,” Gov. Andy Beshear said.

“This regional project will upgrade two major interchanges to significantly improve safety and add lane capacity to roadways that serve as key freight corridors businesses rely on to transport goods and people depend on to access jobs,” KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said.

Upcoming construction 

Construction of the I-Move Kentucky project will begin in the following project areas. Drivers should be cautious when traveling in these areas. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert drivers of lane closures and construction zones.

Gene Snyder Freeway, between Interstate 64 ramps and Taylorsville Road 

A construction crew will be milling and replacing existing asphalt in preparation for the eventual widening of I-265.

  • Starting Tuesday, May 19
  • Located between mile point 23 and mile point 25 of I-265
  • Nightly closures of one lane in either direction
  • Work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Brownsboro Road (KY 1694) bridge over I-71 

A crew will begin construction of a retaining wall in preparation to replace the bridge over I-71. A utility line currently is being relocated in the area in preparation of bridge construction.

  • Starting Monday, May 18
  • Minor periodic stoppages of traffic on KY 1694 (Brownsboro Road)

I-265 bridges over KY 22 

Maintenance and concrete patching work continues as part of the improvements to I-265.

  • Project started in April
  • No current traffic impacts

I-265 bridges over Westport Road 

Maintenance and concrete patching work continues as part of improvements to I-265.

  • Project started in early May
  • No current traffic impacts

Work on the entire I-Move project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. 

— Ed Green

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