Richwood Rd. Interchange Improvements
Friday, June 4 - Saturday, June 5, weather permitting:
Beginning at 8 p.m., crews will be in place on Richwood Rd. (KY 338) between the I-71/75 interchange and US 25. Traffic will be shifted north into a new travel pattern. No lane closures are expected as a result of this work, but this will be a very active work zone. Please be aware of crews and heavy equipment, reduce you speed, and eliminate distractions. The traffic shift is expected to be completed by 6 a.m., Saturday morning.
In addition, at 10 p.m., the ramp from Richwood Rd. (KY 338) to I-71/75 southbound will be CLOSED. The ramp will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m., Saturday morning.
The right lane of I-71/75 northbound is closed from approximately one-half mile south of the Richwood Rd. (KY 338) exit to the bridge over Frogtown Rd. (The length of the closure is approximately one mile.) This closure is expected to remain in place through the end of the year while improvement work continues in the northbound ramp area.
Crews are working along Richwood Rd. (KY 338) between Triple Crown Blvd./Grand National Blvd. and Dixie Hwy. (US 25), and along the US 25 corridor. Occasional lane closures may occur, but traffic will be maintained with flaggers when needed. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the project area.
Crews also are continuing work on Best Pal Dr., Winning Colors Dr., Triple Crown Blvd., and Paddock Dr. weekdays between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. During this time, temporary road closures may be needed, and short-term detours will be put into place.
The Old Lexington Pike railroad crossing just south of Richwood Rd. is closed.
All traffic will use Chambers Rd. to access US 25 and I-71/75. Temporary traffic signals have been 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, but options to reduce the length of this closure are being evaluated.
The railroad crossing at Richwood Rd. and US 25 is permanently closed.
During construction, traffic will cross the railroad tracks at the intersection of Shorland Dr./Winning Colors Dr., where new traffic signals are 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.