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Author Topic: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington  (Read 3185 times)

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I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« on: July 20, 2022, 06:02:06 PM »

Checking in on my hometown of LEX re: I-64/I-75 widening project.

Are they going to physically widen the freeway or are they just going to restripe it to more narrower lanes so it won't have any ROW impacts?  It seems they may at least widen the Newtown Pike bridge.  Don't know about the Broadway bridge though.  Anybody have any insight on this project?

https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictSeven/Pages/I64-I75-Widening-Project.aspx

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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2022, 06:24:49 PM »

I am seeing 4 proposed 12 foot travel lanes on the typical section so there is definitely not a narrowing of lanes.
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2022, 06:27:41 PM »

The existing left shoulders on that section of I-64/I-75 are around 16-17 feet, so the proposed inside shoulders are fine at 10 feet.
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2022, 07:58:49 PM »

I’m thinking the Bryan Station, Russell Cave, and Georgetown overpasses may need to be rebuilt to accommodate the new lanes and maintain consistent shoulder widths.  Would also be a good opportunity to build wider bridges for all or most of those roads as well.  I’m thinking Bryan Station and Georgetown could use additional lanes, and possibly an interchange for Bryan Station.
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2022, 09:20:57 PM »

I know they want to widen Georgetown Road from New Circle Road to Ironworks Pike so they'll have to replace the bridges over the northern split.

I think it would be cool if they added a CD ramp from the northern split to Newtown Pike because so many people get off of that exit and this would help redirect traffic off of I-64 W and I-75 S.

Below is a link to a picture of my idea.  May be hard to route a CD ramp under the northern split railroad bridge over I-64 though.

https://ibb.co/jLvfjJK

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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2022, 12:04:43 AM »

Great project. This section gets iffy during weekends/holidays.


The existing left shoulders on that section of I-64/I-75 are around 16-17 feet, so the proposed inside shoulders are fine at 10 feet.

Did you mean 4 feet? Either way looks like the KYTC are going to have to widen to the outside a bit.
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2022, 06:08:01 AM »

^I saw 10 feet when I relooked at the proposed typical section.
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2022, 09:26:54 AM »

Oh ok, I missed that somehow.
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2022, 08:54:46 PM »

I’m thinking the Bryan Station, Russell Cave, and Georgetown overpasses may need to be rebuilt to accommodate the new lanes and maintain consistent shoulder widths.  Would also be a good opportunity to build wider bridges for all or most of those roads as well.  I’m thinking Bryan Station and Georgetown could use additional lanes, and possibly an interchange for Bryan Station.

They're probably approaching the age where rebuilds would be justified even if no widening was occurring, especially since they weren't rebuilt when the route was originally widened from two to three lanes.

A KY 57 (Bryan Station) interchange is probably not feasible due to the proximity of the southern split. The merge lanes from I-64 west run out pretty close to that bridge.
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2022, 09:07:00 PM »

I just want a dedicated lane from Newtown Pike to Paris Pike.

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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2022, 07:05:19 PM »

Work has started on the new lane between Newtown Pike and Paris Pike.

It will take 2 years to complete

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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2022, 01:03:29 AM »

Drove through tonight, so far they're keeping all six lanes open but both shoulders are closed. Currently they're removing light posts and removing the old jersey barrier.
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2022, 12:18:00 PM »

Drove through tonight, so far they're keeping all six lanes open but both shoulders are closed. Currently they're removing light posts and removing the old jersey barrier.

Yeah that Jersey barrier probably dates back to the early 80’s so it could use an upgrade.  Maybe they’ll do it like in eastern Louisville or I-471, and have a planter between two Jersey walls…
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2023, 09:25:08 AM »

They have shifted lanes onto the new inside median. Now starting the outside part.

Still don't know how they will squeeze a lane under Bryan Station bridge.

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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2023, 10:09:49 PM »

Drove through tonight, so far they're keeping all six lanes open but both shoulders are closed. Currently they're removing light posts and removing the old jersey barrier.

The plants in the center of I-471 were all diseased and dying, and I think there is a forthcoming plan to remove all of them.

Yeah that Jersey barrier probably dates back to the early 80’s so it could use an upgrade.  Maybe they’ll do it like in eastern Louisville or I-471, and have a planter between two Jersey walls…

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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2023, 01:36:41 AM »

They've opened up the new pavement, but still 3 lanes as they install what I'm guessing is a sound barrier southbound side. Not sure about NB
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Re: I-64/I-75 widening in Lexington
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2024, 01:18:14 PM »

Was raining when I wet thru on Friday so I didn't get the best look at the progress, but I can report that southbound was still 3 lanes
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