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Widening Project to begin on KY 22 in Jefferson County

Tuesday August 16, 2011

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on KY 22 between Chamberlain Lane and Murphy Lane (mile points 4.0 and 5.6). Work is scheduled to begin later this week to widen KY 22 to three lanes in each direction between Chamberlain Lane and KY 1694. The section of roadway between KY 1694 and Murphy Lane will be widened to a three-lane section that includes a center turn lane. Right turn lanes will be constructed at key locations.

Kelsey Construction LLC of Shepherdsville, KY was awarded the contract for this project in the amount of $6.3 million. The work is scheduled for completion in November of 2012.

Two-way traffic will be maintained between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. each day. Motorists should watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway. Lane closures may occur in the evening and overnight hours with traffic being directed by flaggers.

On average, 20,000 vehicles travel this section of roadway each day. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 35 MPH.

The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Traffic information for the District 5 counties is also available at