I-71/75 Cut in the Hill Safety Project

WHAT

is the scope of the project?

Pavement repair is taking place on I-71/75 north and southbound between the Brent Spence Bridge and Buttermilk Pk.

 

Crews are repairing areas of the pavement that have deteriorated and are adding a high friction surface treatment in specific sections of the roadway based on historical accident data.

 

In addition, repairs to the median wall are being made and upgraded lighting will be installed.

WHY

are these improvements taking place?

The section of roadway just south of the Brent Spence Bridge is not only a very high traffic corridor for both local and commercial traffic, but the natural terrain itself can sometimes make driving conditions more challenging, especially during inclement weather and peak travel times.

 

Truck traffic heading southbound climbing the hill often moves at a much slower speed than other traffic. The significant difference in speed between trucks and cars on this section of road is one factor that can lead to congestion or crashes.

 

Adding high friction treatment in specific areas that have higher incident rates is expected to help drivers safely slow their speed when traffic becomes congested or the roadway is wet as a result of a rain or snow event.

 

All other areas within the project limits will receive surface treatments that will increase friction during both wet and dry conditions.

WHEN

will work begin and end?

This project is UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

 

Pavement repairs and safety improvements are expected to be completed by Oct. 30, 2020, weather permitting.

WHERE

will there be impacts to traffic because of the project work?

Our work to improve safety throughout this highly-traveled stretch of I-71/75 is just about finished. We do not expect to have any additional travel restrictions during daytime hours, but several nighttime lane closures will be needed over the coming weeks as the final pieces of the project are completed. 

 

Monday, Oct. 12 - Thursday, Oct. 22, weather permitting:

 

Beginning at 8 p.m., each night, the right lane of I-71/75 northbound will be closed from Buttermilk Pk. to the Brent Spence Bridge. An additional lane closure may be put in place at 10 p.m. All lanes of travel will be open by 5 a.m., the following morning. 

HOW

much will the project cost?

The construction cost is expected to be approximately $8 million.

WHO

can I contact if I have questions or comments?

We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at [email protected] with questions, comments or input on our work.

Contractors may reference Item No. 6-20032.

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