Kentucky's Interstate 65 to be closed for 48 days due to bridge repairs

KY Interstate 65 lane and ramp closures are possible during weeknights and weekends

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A section of Interstate 65 in Louisville will be closed for more than a month, officials said.

Southbound lanes of the highway closed Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge and will remain closed for 48 days, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a statement.

Lane and ramp closures are also possible during weeknights and weekends at the I-64 East ramp to I-65 North, on I-64 East at the I-65 South overpass, at the I-65 North ramp to I-64 West, and at the I-65 South ramp to I-64 East and I-71 North.

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Interstate 65 in Louisville will be partially closed over the next 48 days

Interstate 65 in Louisville will be partially closed over the next 48 days (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The work will repair structural damage to a bridge on I-65 South within the Kennedy interchange that occurred in March when a coil of steel fell off a truck. The repairs include replacing some of the bridge’s beams and its driving surface.

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