New I-65 interchange near BlueOval SK Battery Park keeping Hardin County drivers safe, improving traffic flow

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky

Courtesy of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Gov. Andy Beshear joined state and local officials to mark the completion of the new interchange at Interstate 65 and Highway 222 in Hardin County with a ribbon cutting on April 12.

A design over a decade in the making, the new interchange will allow for improved traffic flow in the area, benefiting Glendale residents and those traveling to and from the BlueOval SK site. Plans to reconstruct the interchange were included in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2023 Glendale Mobility Study.   

“Good infrastructure is a must to ensure safe roads for our Kentucky families,” Gov. Beshear said. “The new interchange not only supports the ongoing construction of the BlueOval SK battery plants, but it will also handle the future influx of commuters benefiting from the good-paying jobs this historic investment is creating.”

The Highway 222 bridge on I-65 opened on December 16, 2023, paving the way for improved road congestion. Officials say it also addresses previous safety concerns and connectivity to U.S. 31-W on the east side of the interstate, along with improved safety and access toward the Glendale community.

Now open and operational, Gov. Beshear’s office states final touches will be completed over the next several weeks.

Read the full article from WNKY here.

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