Some Good News for Louisville Downtown Drivers Tonight: New I-64 Ramp opens early

Louisville, Ky., – Another new ramp is opening to traffic as crews with Walsh Construction continue to make progress on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. The new ramp carries traffic from I-65 South to I-64 East in the Kennedy Interchange.

I-64 East will now split from I-71 North much sooner (see attached image), nearly a mile before the old ramp. The change means that drivers traveling from I-65 South to I-64 East will need to be prepared to access the on-ramp at an earlier point.

Ohio Bridges Construction Map

Signage will be in place, clearly marking the new ramp. Drivers are reminded to slow down in construction zones, especially as new ramps and roadways open to traffic.

The work to open the new ramp will be happening tonight during the overnight hours, with the ramp scheduled to open to traffic by 5 a.m. on Friday.

The existing ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East will be closed to traffic overnight as the traffic shift is made. The closure is scheduled 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., with a signed detour in place. The old ramp will soon be demolished to make room for new construction.

More than 40 new ramps and overpasses are being built on the Kentucky side of the river as the Kennedy Interchange is rebuilt, untangling many of the weaves of “Spaghetti Junction.”