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January 31, 2014

Column repairs to close Spaghetti Junction ramp

LOUISVILLE — Repairs are expected to begin this weekend on a deteriorated support column that led to the closure last month of the ramp that carries traffic from I-65 North to I-64 West.

Repairs are expected to begin Saturday morning, Feb. 1, with crews working through the weekend. The work should take about a week to complete and will require closure of the ramp. The ramp is expected to close around 7 a.m. Saturday, according to a press release.

Walsh Construction Co., leader of the Design-Build Team that is building the new downtown crossing over the Ohio River, will remove the deteriorated concrete, replace damaged steel rebar and pour a new layer of concrete around the column to encase the repaired core.  

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has completed a field inspection of scores of other columns in the Kennedy Interchange. The inspection was a precautionary measure that focused on columns with exposed rebar or other signs of deterioration. Engineers are continuing to assess the information gathered, but no immediate action was needed, the release says.

KYTC closed the I-65 North to I-64 West ramp for a weekend in December after significant deterioration was discovered. Walsh Construction installed temporary shoring with steel beams to support the damaged column until the more extensive repairs were completed.

The entire ramp will be torn down and replaced in 2015 as part of the reconstruction of the Kennedy Interchange, which is a major part of the downtown project.

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