TRAVEL SAFER. TRAVEL SMARTER.
August 2020
Richwood Rd. Interchange Project Update
Some important short-term traffic changes will begin soon to allow for continued improvement work and long-term regional progress
Major improvement work is taking place at the interchange of Richwood Rd. (KY 338) and I-71/75. Once the project is completed, three new traffic patterns will improve safety and ease congestion throughout the area.


As improvement work continues, there are several upcoming changes that are expected to have a significant impact on traffic in the project area:
The railroad crossing at Richwood Rd. and US 25 will be closed permanently on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at approximately 10 a.m., weather permitting.

During construction, traffic will cross the railroad tracks at the intersection of Shorland Dr./Winning Colors Dr., where new traffic signals will be operational and timed to help ease congestion and support traffic flow through the intersection.  

This closure is needed so that temporary railroad tracks can be built in the project area to allow for major intersection improvements at Richwood Rd. and US 25. Our project team is working closely with Norfolk Southern Railroad to coordinate these changes.

This traffic pattern is expected to be in place throughout the duration of our construction work, which is scheduled to continue through 2022. Once construction is completed, there will be a new railroad bridge, and vehicular traffic will move along Richwood Rd. under the bridge. This will eliminate travel delays caused by the train and will dramatically improve response times for emergency vehicles who have to reroute for passing trains.
The Old Lexington Pike railroad crossing just south of Richwood Rd. will be closed temporarily on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at approximately 10 a.m., weather permitting.

All traffic, including residential and business traffic, will use Chambers Rd. to access US 25 and I-71/75. Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Chambers Rd. and US 25 to help improve traffic flow.

This traffic pattern is expected to be in place throughout the duration of our construction work, which is scheduled to continue through 2022.

In addition, the center turn lane will be eliminated on US 25 between Duffel Ln. and Old Richwood Rd.

Currently, there are three lanes of travel on this section of US 25 – two travel lanes and a center turn lane. The center turn lane will be eliminated, and two lanes of travel will remain in place.

This traffic pattern is expected to be in place for approximately one year.
THIS WEEK: 
Monday, Aug. 10 - Thursday, Aug. 13, weather permitting:
 
Each night, beginning at 10 p.m., the exit ramp from I-71/75 southbound to Richwood Rd. (KY 338) will be CLOSED. The ramp will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m., the following morning.

In addition, the westbound right lane of Richwood Rd. will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m., at the I-75 bridge for approximately one-half mile. 
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