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Lane shifts on Southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

 LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane shifts on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

Beginning this evening, Friday, July 18 at midnight, southbound traffic will be shifted to allow for work in the right and center lanes between mile points 106 and 112.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.  A temporary median cross-over will be used to shift one lane of traffic to the northbound lanes while crews replace the pavement in the southbound lanes.

Southbound traffic will be separated from northbound traffic by a concrete median barrier wall.  Southbound I-65 motorists exiting at KY 245 (Exit 112) must stay in the right lane during this phase of construction.

This traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately two months while contract crews work to replace various sections of damaged concrete pavement. 

The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 55 MPH and double fines are being enforced.

This work is part of $20.7 million project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of I-65.  Construction began in March and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.

The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties atwww.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.