City of Worthington Hills

District 16 Update May 2012

Information
from the Kentucky
Transportation Cabinet
:

 

I-71
CONSTRUCTION TO RESUME, INCLUDING TOTAL CLOSURE WEEKEND OF MAY 11-14

Roadway
between I-64 and I-264 will be closed in both directions throughout weekend

Construction
on Interstate 71 in Louisville
will resume tonight. Paving of the final asphalt surface on the southbound
lanes of I-71 is scheduled for the weekend of May 11-14. At the same time,
contract crews will be making bridge deck repairs on the northbound lanes.

To expedite
the work, I-71 will be completely closed in both directions between I-64 in
downtown Louisville
and I-264 (mile points 0.0 and 5.5), better known as the Watterson Expressway.
This road closure is scheduled from 8 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 11, to 6 a.m. on
Monday, May 14. Motorists must follow the signed detour via I-64 and the
Watterson.

“Complete
closure of the interstate over the weekend will allow the paving of southbound
I-71 to be done in a shorter time frame than the traditional method of closing
one lane at a time,” said Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for the
Department of Highways, Louisville District. “This process will also provide a
better quality product on the roadway. The two driving lanes will be paved
simultaneously, allowing the joint between the lanes to be sealed up while the
asphalt is still hot enough to be compacted. Otherwise, water will seep into
the joint and lead to the formation of potholes,” Bullock said.

During the
weekend closure, crews will be repairing bridge decks in the right lane of
northbound I-71. The left lane will be used to haul asphalt, concrete and other
materials to the work site.

Prior to the
weekend of total closure, and for nearly two weeks afterward – the period of
May 9-26 – concrete repairs for nine bridges on the northbound lanes of I-71
will require lane closures. Northbound I-71 will be reduced to one lane from 8
p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, until 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 26. Crews will work
first in the right lane before moving to the left lane.

As part of
this work, the entrance ramp from Zorn
  Avenue to northbound I-71 will be closed from 8
p.m. on Wednesday May 9, until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15.

Tractor-trailers
and loads wider than 11 feet will not be permitted through the work zone. A
signed detour will be in place via eastbound I-64 and eastbound I-264
(Watterson Expressway).

Northbound
I-71 will be closed on the weekend of June 1-4 to allow for paving of the final
asphalt surface on those lanes.

Gohmann
Asphalt and Construction is the contractor on the $10.9 million project. Work
is scheduled for completion in early June, subject to change for inclement
weather or other unforeseeable delays.

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Public
Meeting Announcement from MSD
:

"MSD is
excited to announce the next sewer overflow abatement project review and input
public meeting. The meeting will begin with formal presentations on this topic:

· Proposed
IOAP project modifications, amendments, justification and level of control
analysis

· Prospect
area small treatment plant eliminations

Following
the formal presentations, MSD staff will be available to discuss property
individual issues and/or concerns with other sewer overflow abatement projects
currently in planning, design, construction and drainage.

MSD is
holding these meetings to keep you informed. We are seeking public input from
you so that these specific projects and property decisions can reflect concerns
of the people that are directly impacted. MSD encourages your participation so
that we can work together to create a clean, green, growing community.

Where:
Harrods Creek Fire Department

8905 US Hwy.42

Prospect, KY
40059

When:
Thursday, May 17, 2012

6:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.

Formal
presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.

Although
MSD encourages your attendance, questions and comments may also be submitted
until Friday, June 15, 2012, via email at commentsIOAP@msdlouky.org or in hard
copy addressed to:

MSD IOAP
Project Comments

Attention:
Project WIN Program Manager

700 West Liberty St.

Louisville, KY
40203

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