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Know Before You Go: Week of November 4

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Information provided by the Ohio River Bridges Downtown/East End Crossing

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Construction on both the downtown and east end bridges will cause the following traffic changes this week.

Work Currently Underway:

Louisville Streets:

•The right lane of eastbound Witherspoon Street from Adams Street to River Road is scheduled to be closed through Friday, November 8. Flaggers will be used at times to control traffic in one lane.

•The left lane of Main Street from Hancock Street to Jackson Street is scheduled to be closed through Monday, November 4 for work on retaining walls.

•The right lane and right parking lane on eastbound Market Street from Jackson Street to Hancock Street are scheduled to be closed through Friday, November 8 for abutment work.

•The left lane of Jackson Street from Jefferson Street to Market Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, November 8 for abutment work.

Work scheduled for this Week:

Kentucky Side:

Work scheduled to begin Wednesday, November 6:

•Some of the lanes on I-64 West from Frankfort Avenue to I-65 South are scheduled to be closed overnight Wednesday, November 6 for pavement repairs. The closures will begin around 9 p.m. and lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

•Some of the lanes on I-65 South from the Kennedy Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard are scheduled to be closed overnight Wednesday, November 6 for pavement repairs. The closures will begin around 9 p.m. and lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Louisville Streets:

Work scheduled to begin Monday, November 4:

•The westbound lanes of Witherspoon Street from Preston Street to Adams Street are scheduled to be closed through Friday, November 8 for pile driving and utility work.

•The northbound lane and parking lane of Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Preston Street are scheduled to be closed through Friday, November 8 for pile driving and earthwork.

•The left lane of Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street is scheduled to be closed through Friday, November 8 for earthwork.

Indiana Side:

Work scheduled to begin Thursday, November 7:

•Some of the lanes on I-65 North and South from the Kennedy Bridge to Exit 2 (Eastern Boulevard) are scheduled to be closed overnight Thursday, November 7 for pavement repairs. The closures will begin around 9 p.m. and lanes will reopen by 5 a.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 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 Blasting Schedule:

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 November 4.

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

•Monday, November 4, at about 12 noon and again at about 2:30 p.m.

•Tuesday, November 5, at about 12 noon and again about 2:30 p.m.

•Wednesday, November 6, at about 12 noon and again at about 2:30 p.m.

•Thursday, November 7, at about 12 noon and again at about 2:30 p.m.

•Friday, November 8, at about 12 noon and again at about 2:30 p.m.

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. In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, blast times may occasionally change. If any such changes occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.

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