The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning to take advantage of favorable temperatures this weekend to perform pavement repairs to a busy section of Interstate 65 near downtown Louisville. This section of road didn't receive improvements during summer construction and was last paved in 2006.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists that the exit ramps for northbound I-65 to eastbound I-64/northbound I-71 and westbound I-64 in downtown Louisville will not be reopening today. A July 9th target date had been publicized earlier for completing the work, but the contractor has more time left to complete the ramp work, under the current contract.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says at least two northbound lanes are open on Interstate 65 northbound, following a deadly Wednesday morning crash in Warren County. The accident, near the 19 mile marker in Warren County, led to large traffic back-ups for much of the afternoon.
The wreck involved two tractor-trailer rigs and a pickup truck. The driver and a passenger in the pickup died. As of Wednesday evening, the identities of the dead had not yet been released by officials.
A crash on northbound I-65 at mile marker 19 has interrupted the flow of interstate traffic this afternoon in the Warren County and Simpson County areas in Kentucky. Northbound traffic on the interstate is being detoured to U-S 31W at mile marker 6 in Simpson County.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving ahead this week with a total pavement replacement and other improvements on a 4.2 mile stretch of Interstate 65 in the Louisville area.Motorists in the area will see construction signs, lane closures, and tractor-trailer detours.