Starting Monday, February 16th, the ramp from I-65 North to I-64 West will be closed for approximately four months. It is scheduled to reopen in June.
The closure is part of the Ohio River Bridges Project. The current ramp will be completely demolished and rebuilt. The new ramp will link the three overpasses that are currently under construction.
It is estimated that this ramp sees approximately 11,000 vehicles every day. To prevent traffic problems, the suggested detour is for drivers on I-65 N will be to take I-264 to I-64. This detour will be posted on the highway.
Watch the Louisville Dispatch Traffic Report for updates on changing area traffic patterns.
Are you ready to start paying to cross the Ohio River between Louisville and Southern Indiana?
The $2.3B Ohio River Bridges Project will result in tolls for drivers crossing the Kennedy Bridge – which will be turned into a southbound-only route, the new downtown bridge next to the Kennedy, and a new upriver Prospect bridge that connects with Utica, Indiana. Drivers won’t start paying tolls until 2016, but transportation officials are ready to choose a toll operator this week to begin implementing the new system.
Rather than manned tollbooths, the automated system will use in-car transponders to pay tolls from a pre-paid toll account. Cameras with license plate recognition will be used to mail toll bills to drivers without an account.
The six finalists managing the toll operations include the 3M Company, Portuguese-based Brisa Inovacao e Tecnologia, S.A., Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Inc. – which was selected earlier this year to provide transponders for the toll system, French Sanef Operations America Inc., TransCore LP of Nashville, and Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc.
The result of this selection process would be a move toward final selection of the operator, who would oversee camera installation, violation processing and managing the toll-operations center. The recommended operator would then need to be approved by the Indiana Finance Authority.
Work is moving right along on the Ohio River Bridges project at the Downtown Crossing site. With that work comes changing traffic patterns that could delay your daily commute to work or throw a wrench in your summer travel plans. Don’t get caught off guard by these changes; use the map below for traffic updates and be sure to visit the Getting Around page for more details on the current and future traffic changes.
Red: closed to traffic.
Green: lane restrictions, traffic can still get through.
Light Blue: partial lane closures with flagger stopping traffic intermittently.
Blue: site of new bridge under construction.