Public feedback is needed on proposed improvement strategies for one of Kentucky’s busiest interchanges.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking responses to an online questionnaire outlining seven short-term and three long-term improvement strategies for the I-65 and I-264 interchange in Jefferson Co. The interchange facilitates traffic to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, Kentucky Kingdom and more.
The public is encouraged to fill out a questionnaire sharing their comments and priorities at on KYTC District 5’s website. Responses will be accepted through Nov. 22.
Proposed long-term improvement strategies for the I-65/I-264 interchange include:
- Changes in access from Preston Highway and I-65 to I-264 eastbound
- Changes to the I-264 westbound to I-65 loop ramp
- Changes to I-65 southbound exits
The project team also outlined several lower-cost, short-term improvement strategies for consideration including:
- Installing pavement tattoos
- Improving guide signage
- Enhancing striping at decision points
- Installing high visibility striping
- Upgrading current lighting
- Applying high friction surface treatment
- Upgrading guardrails
The purpose of the study is to identify strategies to increase safety, manage and reduce roadway congestion, ensure timely and efficient movement of freight, and decrease and/or mitigate negative environmental impacts to the interchange. In-depth data analysis of existing conditions along with public input collected in May and June and feedback from area businesses and community leaders guided the selection of the proposed improvement strategies presented in this round of public involvement.