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Overnight ramp closures will be utilized this week to pave the interchange at Interstate 64 and KY 55 (Exit 32) in Shelby County. This work is part of the I-64 widening project between Simpsonville and Shelbyville (mile points 27.9 to 32.8).
Contract crews are currently paving KY 55 at the I-64 interchange during the overnight hours. Weather permitting, this work will be completed on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 19, and crews will pave the interstate ramps the following two nights.
Paving is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 20 for the entrance and exit ramps on westbound I-64 at Exit 32. These ramps will be closed from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 21. Motorists should use northbound KY 53 (Exit 35) to access the city of Shelbyville.
The entrance and exit ramps on eastbound I-64 will be paved on Thursday evening, August 21. These ramps will be closed from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. on Friday, August 22. Motorists can exit at Simpsonville (Exit 28) and follow northbound KY 1848 to eastbound US 60 for travel into Shelbyville. They can also use Exit 35 and follow northbound KY 53.
Louisville Paving Company performed the construction on this project, which has widened the section of I-64 from four lanes to six lanes. The project cost $38.3 million and is scheduled for completion by the end of August.
The actual starting 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 at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 <http://www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5> .