I-71/75 is being repaved from the Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) interchange to just north of the Turfway Rd. interchange. Work on the northbound lanes will occur in 2019; work on the southbound lanes will occur in 2020. Starting tonight, crews will move into the primary lanes of travel to begin pavement repair along mainline I-71/75 northbound.
** Significant impacts to traffic are expected while this work takes place.
Please expect delays, be courteous to other drivers and when possible, seek an alternate route. All work is weather permitting. **
Expected schedule for I-71/75 northbound improvements:
Wednesday, July 31 - Friday, Aug. 2:
From 9 p.m. through 5 a.m., the left lane of I-71/75 northbound will be closed from US 42 to Turfway Rd.
Friday, Aug. 2 - Saturday, Aug. 3:
Multiple lane closures will be in place on I-71/75 northbound from the Richwood Rd. exit to the Turfway Rd. exit.
- At 8 p.m., traffic will be reduced to three lanes.
- At 9 p.m., traffic will be reduced to two lanes.
- At midnight, traffic will be reduced to a single lane.
By 6 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, the new traffic configuration will be in place and three lanes of travel will be open.
Saturday, Aug. 3 - Sunday, Aug. 4:
From 10 p.m. through 7 a.m., both the east and westbound on-ramps from US 42 to I-71/75 northbound will be CLOSED.
Sunday, Aug. 4 - Monday, Aug. 5:
From 10 p.m., through 5 a.m., the on-ramp from KY 18 to I-71/75 northbound and the off-ramp from I-71/75 northbound to KY 18 will be CLOSED. (The ramp from westbound Mall Rd. to I-71/75 northbound will remain OPEN.)
Monday, Aug. 5 - Tuesday, Aug. 6:
From 10 p.m., through 5 a.m., the on-ramp from Turfway Rd. to I-71/75 northbound and the off-ramp from I-71/75 northbound to Turfway Rd. will be CLOSED.
Law enforcement will be present in the work area and speed limit restrictions that are in place to protect our workers as well as drivers throughout the area will be enforced.
Additional lane closures will continue throughout the month of August and will be announced once they are scheduled.
Regular travel updates will be posted on our website -
- and on our social media pages.
Please plan ahead by checking travel apps and resources, such as WAZE, before you head out to determine the fastest route to your destination.
Crews work along I-71/75 northbound