Louisville, KY (November 1, 2013) -
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded two contracts for sound barrier construction in Jefferson County. Barriers will be built along Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway) and Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway). Contract crews will begin work the week of November 4 installing work zone signs and clearing the sites of brush and other debris.
A new section of sound barrier will be built on the south side of I-264 between Breckenridge Lane and the ramp to eastbound Interstate 64 (see map below). This 1.4-mile barrier will close the gap between two sections of barrier built along eastbound I-264 and eastbound I-64 in recent years.
The I-265 sound barrier will be constructed along the eastbound lanes between the Cinderella Lane overpass and the Smyrna Parkway exit ramp (see map below). This section of barrier is 0.8-mile in length.
For both projects, lane closures will be limited to evenings and weekends. Shoulder closures are possible during daytime hours.
Louisville Paving was awarded both contracts. The I-264 project will cost $2.6 million and the I-265 project is $1.5 million. Both contracts have a specified completion date of July 1, 2014.