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Know Before You Go: Week of April 7

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week  in connection with construction on the Downtown and East End Crossings:

Work Currently Underway:

Louisville Streets:

•Adams Street from Campbell Street to Cabel Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, April 11 for paving work.

•Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Clay Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, April 11 to set beams.

•The left lane of Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, April 11 for bridge work.

•The left lane of Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Floyd Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, April 18 to set beams.

•The right lane of Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, April 18 to set beams.

•The right lane of Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, April 11 for bridge work.

Work Scheduled for This Week:

Louisville Streets:

•Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street is scheduled to close overnight Saturday, April 5-Sunday, April 27 to set beams. It's expected to close around 7 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

•Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Preston Street is scheduled to close overnight Saturday, April 5-Sunday, April 27 to set beams. It's expected to close around 7 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

Work scheduled for this week:

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled to begin Monday, April 7:

•The ramp from I-64 East to I-71 North is scheduled to close overnight Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8 for re-sriping and temporary barrier work. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days. A signed detour will be in place.

•One lane of I-71 North from the I-64 East ramp to just east of Frankfort Avenue is scheduled to close overnight Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8 for re-striping and temporary barrier work. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. both days.

Work scheduled for Thursday, April 10:

•The ramp from I-71 South to I-64 West is scheduled to close overnight Thursday, April 10 for re-striping. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. A signed detour will be in place.

•One lane of I-71 South from just east of Frankfort Avenue to I-64 West is scheduled to close overnight Thursday, April 10 for re-striping. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m.

•Rolling closures are expected project-wide Thursday, April 10 for pothole patching. Work is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Continuing closures and restrictions:

Kentucky Side:

•The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed July 15 and is scheduled to be closed through the spring of 2016.

•The right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed July 15 and is scheduled to be closed through 2016.

Indiana Side:

•Broadway Street has closed from Court Avenue to 6th Street. This includes the closure of the 6th Street ramp to I-65 North. These are permanent closures.

•7th Street has closed from Missouri Avenue to Broadway Street. This is a permanent closure.

•VFW Boulevard has closed from 7th Street to 9th Street. This is a permanent closure.

•US 31-South (Exit Ramp 1) from Brown Station Way to Stansifer Avenue has been reduced to two lanes.

•US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, has been reduced to one lane. Vehicles are still able to exit onto 10th Street.

•The northbound collector distributor ramp in Jeffersonville has been reduced to one lane between 10th Street and Stansifer Avenue. The closure will be in place through late 2015.

•Missouri Avenue is closed between Court Avenue and S. Clark Boulevard for extensive utility work in the area. It's expected to remain closed into July 2014.

•Lane restrictions are in place on the Indiana approach to the Clark Memorial Bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane on US 31 South from just south of Court Avenue to the bridge. The southbound sidewalk is also closed. The restrictions are expected to be in place for several weeks.

The actual starting date and duration for the work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur. Also, given the aggressive overall construction schedule for the project, Walsh DBT may shift work schedules when opportunities arise. Find all of the latest traffic information at www.kyinbridges.com.

East End Bridge:

 

Indiana Side:

Blasting Schedule:

Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped on Upper River Road for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public.

The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) will be:

•Tuesday, April 8, at about 4:30 p.m.

•Wednesday, April 9, at about 4:30 p.m.

•Thursday, April 10, at about 4:30 p.m.

•Friday, April 11, at about 4:30 p.m.

Blasting also takes place in Indiana just north of the blasting location above. These blasts do NOT require traffic stops.

The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) for the remainder of the week will be:

•Tuesday, April 8, at about 5 p.m.

•Wednesday, April 9, at about 5 p.m.

•Thursday, April 10, at about 5 p.m.

•Friday, April 11, at about 5 p.m.North and southbound lanes of Upper River Rd. restricted beginning April 14

North and southbound traffic on Upper River Road will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, April 14, 2014. This arrangement will likely continue for two weeks. Alternating bi-directional traffic will be maintained and regulated by traffic lights during this time.S.R. 62 eastbound lanes shifted right April 14-15

The eastbound lane of SR 62 in Indiana will be shifted right April 14-15, 2014. All lanes of traffic will remain open during this traffic shift.Lane restrictions on SR 62 April 7-11

There will be lane restrictions on SR 62 in Indiana in the vicinity of the SR 265 and SR 62 interchange April 7-11. The lane restrictions will be in place for about a half mile in each direction of the interchange. Residents are asked to use caution and drive slowly when driving in the area during this time.

Kentucky Side:

Springdale Road to be closed April 14-17:

Springdale Road, in the vicinity of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Clipping Cross Road, will be closed for 96 hours beginning April 14, 2014 at 9 a.m. (previously scheduled for April 7-11). This closure is required so that a new Springdale Road and Wolf Pen Branch Road intersection can be constructed. A detour will be set-up for motorists who need to drive along this roadway.Wolf Pen Branch Road restricted to one-lane of traffic beginning April 14.

East and west-bound traffic on Wolf Pen Branch Road, in the vicinity of Springdale Road to Old Creek Way, will be restricted to one lane of traffic beginning Monday, April 14, 2014 (previously scheduled to begin April 11). This arrangement will likely continue for 6 months. Alternating bi-directional traffic will be maintained and regulated by traffic lights during this time.Kentucky Blasting Schedule.

Kentucky Side Blasting:

Blasting to prepare for the new tunnel in the east end of Louisville is scheduled to occur near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841 during the week of April 7.

Tunnel Blasting: Underground tunnel blasting, which began Jan. 15, 2014, in the east end of Louisville near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, does NOT require traffic stops. This blasting takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. The noise from blasts may be noticeable, but the blasts pose no risk to the traveling public and local residents. Construction for the underground tunnel requires 24-hour work activities Monday through Saturday, and will continue throughout 2014.

The dates and approximate times for tunnel blasting will be:

•Monday, April 7, at about 7:15 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

•Tuesday, April 8, at about 7:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

•Wednesday, April 9, at about 7:15 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

•Thursday, April 10, at about 7:15 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

•Friday, April 11, at about 7:15 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

Surface Blasting:

Surface blasting, which began in June 2013, does require traffic stops. Surface blasting also takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic stops during the blasts will occur on KY 841 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and U.S. 42, and on U.S. 42 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and Bridgepointe Boulevard.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting (within 15 minutes) will be:

•Monday, April 7, at about 2:15 p.m.

•Tuesday, April 8, at about 2:15 p.m.

•Wednesday, April 9, at about 2:15 p.m.

•Thursday, April 10, at about 2:15 p.m.

•Friday, April 11, at about 2:15 p.m.

In addition to the tunnel and surface blasting taking place at the intersection of KY 841 and U.S. 42, surface blasting will take place at the north portal of the tunnel. The north portal is located in the vicinity of Shadow Wood Lane and Shadow Wood Drive. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting at the north portal (within 15 minutes) will be:

•Monday, April 7, at about 3 p.m.

•Tuesday, April 8, at about 3 p.m.

•Wednesday, April 9, at about 3 p.m.

•Thursday, April 10, at about 3 p.m.

•Friday, April 11, at about 3 p.m.

NOTE: A message will be posted on the project website at www.kyinbridges.com Thursday of each week regarding the anticipated blasting schedule for the following week. Pre-blast surveys are ongoing; no blasting will occur within 500 feet of any residence prior to the completion of a pre-blast survey for that residence.

Information provided by the Downtown & East End Crossings.

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