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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2018, 09:30:40 PM »

As of Friday (southbound):

69 to 64.5 - it's done with 3 lanes open until construction zone begins

64.5 to 60.1 - 2 lanes split configuration, rockwork being done on west side, one lane of pavement done.

60.1 to 55.3 - 2 lanes together on outer edges new pavement, center concrete barrier partially complete as more was being formed into place

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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2018, 10:09:12 AM »

Long term plans for I-75 say 6 lanes from Cincy to Tennessee.

I-71 should be getting 5 miles of 6 lane from the Snyder to Crestwood. Heard going to bid in 19.

I-265 aka the Snyder is up for 6 lanes from I-71 to Taylorsville road. This is a HOT project with Ford's big Kentucky Truck Plant in that area. Kentucky Truck employs 10k with 80k average salaries. Look for bids in 19.

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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2018, 11:50:29 AM »

Long term plans for I-75 say 6 lanes from Cincy to Tennessee.

I-71 should be getting 5 miles of 6 lane from the Snyder to Crestwood. Heard going to bid in 19.

I-265 aka the Snyder is up for 6 lanes from I-71 to Taylorsville road. This is a HOT project with Ford's big Kentucky Truck Plant in that area. Kentucky Truck employs 10k with 80k average salaries. Look for bids in 19.

If they don't rebuilt the cloverleaf at I-64, it's wasted money.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2018, 02:55:26 PM »

Saw projects on the STIP for upgrades on the I-265/I-64 interchange.

It's a dangerous one.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2018, 02:16:59 AM »

New Circle could use a widening
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2018, 09:52:40 PM »

New Circle could use a widening
Speaking of New Circle, anybody have anything to report on the NW quadrant thatís being widened now?
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2019, 10:23:23 PM »

I-64 between downtown and I-264 hands down.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2019, 12:00:27 PM »

I-64 between downtown and I-264 hands down.

The tunnel would make that difficult.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2019, 02:36:47 PM »

I-64 between downtown and I-264 hands down.

The tunnel would make that difficult.

Yes, the best option would be improvements to I-71 inside the Watterson.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2019, 11:11:20 AM »

I-64 between downtown and I-264 hands down.

The tunnel would make that difficult.

Yes, the best option would be improvements to I-71 inside the Watterson.

Indeed, there is only one measly little exit for Zorn Ave on 71 b/w Spaghetti Jct and Watterson.  Would be a relatively easy widening project as widening projects go.

Might also be a good idea to add a flyover for traffic going from Watterson westbound to 64 eastbound.  I could see this being a bottleneck if enough traffic takes 71 as a 64 alternative in the future, and ensure 64 is close to 10 lanes from Watterson to probably Blankenbaker, then of course 6 lanes to Lexington.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2019, 01:10:20 PM »

Saw projects on the STIP for upgrades on the I-265/I-64 interchange.

It's a dangerous one.

KYTC released alternates yesterday of this one. I personally prefer 1A. Both alternate 3ís still have one weaving section.
https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictFive/Pages/Interstate-64-at-Interstate-265-Interchange-Reconstruction.aspx
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2019, 03:53:31 PM »

What are the heaviest movements? Iím surprised all of the loop ramps arenít being removed in any of the alternates.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2019, 04:45:33 PM »

What are the heaviest movements? Iím surprised all of the loop ramps arenít being removed in any of the alternates.

AM: North to West, South to West
PM: East to North, East to South

Overall heaviest is east to north, in my opinion.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2019, 08:14:24 PM »

What are the heaviest movements? Iím surprised all of the loop ramps arenít being removed in any of the alternates.

AM: North to West, South to West
PM: East to North, East to South

Overall heaviest is east to north, in my opinion.

East to north in the AM is a cluster foxtrot, based on my experience with it several years ago.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2019, 08:29:29 PM »

What are the heaviest movements? Iím surprised all of the loop ramps arenít being removed in any of the alternates.

AM: North to West, South to West
PM: East to North, East to South

Overall heaviest is east to north, in my opinion.

East to north in the AM is a cluster foxtrot, based on my experience with it several years ago.

It may be hard to imagine but the PM rush is even worse. With the loop ramp traffic backing up to at least Blankenbaker (KY 913).
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2019, 10:12:08 PM »

Saw projects on the STIP for upgrades on the I-265/I-64 interchange.

It's a dangerous one.

KYTC released alternates yesterday of this one. I personally prefer 1A. Both alternate 3ís still have one weaving section.
https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictFive/Pages/Interstate-64-at-Interstate-265-Interchange-Reconstruction.aspx

I like both 1 and 1A, with 1A being the slight favorite. I agree with you regarding the alternate 3's. Those directional ramps for the Alternative 1's are kind of unique looking.
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Re: Roads in Kentucky that need to be improved or widened
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2019, 09:32:54 AM »

Saw projects on the STIP for upgrades on the I-265/I-64 interchange.

It's a dangerous one.

KYTC released alternates yesterday of this one. I personally prefer 1A. Both alternate 3ís still have one weaving section.
https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictFive/Pages/Interstate-64-at-Interstate-265-Interchange-Reconstruction.aspx

I like both 1 and 1A, with 1A being the slight favorite. I agree with you regarding the alternate 3's. Those directional ramps for the Alternative 1's are kind of unique looking.

A similar flyover ramp was done by KYTC on New Circle (KY 4) at Versailles Road (US 60) in Lexington two years ago.
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