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REMINDER: I-64 west to be closed overnight Tuesday

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Traffic will be detoured around Shelbyville

Following on an announcement circulated on Friday, motorists traveling in Shelby County should be alert that a section of Interstate 64 under construction will be temporarily shut down Tuesday evening to allow a crew to shift traffic patterns in that area.

The westbound lanes of I-64 from Exit 35 (KY 53) to Exit 28 (KY 55) will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. Construction crews will move barrier walls, shifting traffic lanes for westbound lanes as construction continues in that area. The area is expected to be reopened to traffic by 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Traffic will be detoured off on Exit 35 and north to KY 55 (Freedom’s Way), south to U.S. 60 and then west to KY 1848 in Simpsonville, which will lead to I-64 Exit 28 (Simpsonville).  

The left turn lane from KY 53N to U.S. 60W will be closed to aid in traffic flow.

The I-64 Exit 32 westbound entrance ramp also will be closed during this period.

As the I-64 widening project continues in Shelby County, from mile point 32.8 to 27.9, construction soon will enter the next phase necessitating the switch in traffic patterns for the eastbound lanes.
The construction project, which will widen the section of I-64 from four lanes to six lanes is scheduled to be completed by July 2014.