Department of Highways, District 5
I-71 Improvements Advisory
Louisville, Ky. (June 7, 2005)– In keeping with the commitment to improving Kentucky’s highways, Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announce $9.8 million in roadway improvements for Interstate 71. KYTC has let a contract for asphalt resurfacing of I-71 from the Blankenbaker Lane Bridge (mile point 3.6) in Jefferson County to KY 53 in Oldham County (mile point 22.3). The project will also include improvements to several concrete bridge decks within the project limits.
“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is committed to ensuring the Commonwealth’s prosperity and safe mobility by paving the way forward full speed ahead, “ said acting Secretary Nighbert. “The Governor has directed our cabinet to improve efficiency and maximize the value taxpayers get out of every dollar. We are using those guiding principals on projects both large and small.”
The contract was awarded to Gohmann Asphalt & Construction of Clarksville, Indiana in the amount of $9.8 million. Construction will begin on Wednesday, June 8 with repairs of base failures in the pavement. The actual resurfacing of the roadway will begin the week of June 27, 2005 Lane closures will only occur during the following off peak hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on Northbound I-71
Monday through Friday, 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on Southbound I-71
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Northbound and Southbound I-71
No lane closures will be permitted July 1-4, 2005 during the Independence Holiday and September 2-5, 2005 during Labor Day Weekend. While working on the roadway during evenings and weekends, the contractor will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction. The work is scheduled for completion in November 2005.