Part of I-71 in Louisville scheduled to close for construction - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

I-71, between I-64 and I-264, completely closed May 11-14

LOUISVILLE, KY (FOX19) -

Interstate I-71 in Louisville will be under construction once again, following Kentucky Derby festivities.

Between I-64 and I-264, both directions of I-71 will be completely closed throughout the weekend of May 11-14.

Crews will be paving southbound lanes, and making bridge deck repairs on the northbound side. Vehicles will need to follow a signed detour on I-64 and the Watterson.

The Louisville District Department of Highways is hoping that complete closure of I-71 will speed up the process of paving the southbound side, rather than closing one lane at a time.

In May and June, motorists should expect more lane closures in the weeks ahead during construction.

The weekend of June 1-4, the northbound side of I-71 will be completely closed to finish paving those lanes. 

The $10.9 million project is scheduled for completion in early June, subject to change for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

Kentucky travelers can dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information. 

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