Department of Highways, District 7
Resurfacing of Southbound I-75/I-64 begins this week

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 13, 2007  
Contact Information:  David B. Thacker
Public Information Officer
District Seven


Resurfacing of Southbound I-75/I-64 begins this week


LEXINGTON, KY  (August 13, 2007)—The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces that a project to resurface the southbound combined portion of I-75 and I-64 through Fayette County is scheduled to begin this week.


The $24,282,393 million project has been awarded to L-M Asphalt Partners of Lexington, Kentucky and includes the resurfacing of I-75/I-64 from the Northern Split south to the Bryan Station Road Overpass and from north of Exit 110 (Winchester Road) to Exit 108 (Man’O’War).


The project also includes the construction of two auxiliary lanes; one beginning at the northern split where I-75 South merges with I-64 east and extending to Exit 115 (Newtown Pike), and the second beginning at the southern split where I-64 West merges with I-75 South and extending to Exit 110 (Winchester Road).  These lanes will serve to improve safety for motorists in these locations by reducing the weaving effect currently associated with drivers attempting to negotiate the merge situation and the close proximity of the nearby ramps.


“With this project we will have completed the much needed resurfacing of the combined route of I-75 and I-64 in Fayette County,” said Commissioner of Highways Marc Williams.  “In addition, with the inclusion of the auxiliary lane at the northern and southern splits we are fulfilling Governor Fletcher’s commitment to provide a reliable and safe highway infrastructure.”


The project will be constructed in two sections with work beginning on the southern section between the North Elkhorn Creek Bridge and Exit 108 (Man’O’War).  Work on this portion is scheduled to be complete by November 1, 2007 and will include the auxiliary lane between the I-64 West Ramp to I-75 South and Exit 110.  The second section will consist of the northern half, starting with the I-75 South merge with I-64 East and extending to the Bryan Station Road Overpass.  Work on this portion will resume next spring and will be complete by May 22, 2008.


Work on this project will be allowed on a 24 hour basis with single lane closures likely during daylight hours.  Between the hours of 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM motorists can expect to see I-75/I-64 reduced to one lane.


All work is scheduled on a tentative basis and is subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the work area.