I-75 rehab work causes traffic delays in central KY; motorists may want to consider alternate route

WEKU | By John McGary

Motorists frustrated by construction-related delays on I-75 between Man O’ War Boulevard and the Clays Ferry Bridge may not get much relief until the rehab work is finished. Natasha Lacy is a spokeswoman for the state Transportation Cabinet. She said most of the milling and resurfacing of the 10-mile stretch is being done at night.

“There’s usually more than one line at a time being worked on that. Yes, there is Lane reduction. And that’s continuous every week. And motorists need to plan ahead for their commute or take alternate routes.”

The I-75 rehab project, which began in July, is scheduled to be finished by October 1st. Lacy said it’s the first rehab work on that stretch of interstate in a decade, and that the milling and repaving requires lanes to be closed, even though much of the work is being done at night.

“We have to close lanes and use temporary barrier walls to protect the people who are working in the construction zone. So that sometimes means closing off a lane that actually doesn’t have work that’s being done on it at the time.”

Lacy said motorists frustrated by construction delays may want to consider alternate, pre-interstate routes – which might be quicker and are often quite scenic.

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