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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) The following closures and lane restrictions are expected this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing and East End Crossing.

Downtown Crossing:

Louisville Streets:

•The right lane of Liberty Street from Floyd Street to Preston Street is scheduled to be closed through Saturday, May 31 for bridge work.

Work scheduled for this week:

Kentucky Side:

•The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 North is scheduled to close overnight Monday, May 5-Saturday, May 10 for overhead bridge work. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day. A signed detour will be in place.

•One lane of I-64 East from 9th Street to I-65 is scheduled to close overnight Monday, May 5-Saturday, May 10 for overhead bridge work. It's expected to close around 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

•Rolling closures are expected project-wide Thursday, May 8 for pothole patching. Work is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

•Jefferson Street from Jackson Street to Preston Street is scheduled to be closed Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 9 to set beams.

•Preston Street from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street is scheduled to be closed Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 9 to set beams.

•Two lanes of Main Street between Hancock Street and Jackson Street are scheduled to be closed Monday, May 5 through Saturday, May 31 for bridge work.

•Two lanes of Market Street between Preston Street and Floyd Street are scheduled to be closed Monday, May 5 through Saturday, May 31 for bridge work.

 Indiana Side:

•Drivers on I-65 North taking Exit 0 into downtown Jeffersonville will not be able to turn left onto Court Avenue because of ongoing road work in the area. The change is expected to begin Tuesday, May 6 and continue into June. A signed detour will be in place.

Continuing Closures and Restrictions:

Kentucky Side:

•The ramp from I-64 East to I-65 South closed July 15 and is scheduled to be closed through the spring of 2016.

•The right lane of I-65 South from the Jefferson Street ramp to Muhammad Ali Boulevard closed July 15 and is scheduled to be closed through 2016.

Indiana Side:

•Broadway Street has closed from Court Avenue to 6th Street. This includes the closure of the 6th Street ramp to I-65 North. These are permanent closures.

•7th Street has closed from Missouri Avenue to Broadway Street. This is a permanent closure.

•VFW Boulevard has closed from 7th Street to 9th Street. This is a permanent closure.

•US 31-South (Exit Ramp 1) from Brown Station Way to Stansifer Avenue has been reduced to two lanes.

•US 31-South, in the area just south of Stansifer Avenue, has been reduced to one lane. Vehicles are still able to exit onto 10th Street.

•The northbound collector distributor ramp in Jeffersonville has been reduced to one lane between 10th Street and Stansifer Avenue. The closure will be in place through late 2015.

•Missouri Avenue is closed between Court Avenue and S. Clark Boulevard for extensive utility work in the area. It's expected to remain closed into July 2014.

•Lane restrictions are in place on the Indiana approach to the Clark Memorial Bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane on US 31 South and US 31 North from just south of Court Avenue to the bridge. The restrictions are expected to be in place until mid-June, when the Clark Memorial Bridge is scheduled to close for about six weeks.

•9th Street from Indiana Avenue to just west of I-65 is closed for storm sewer work. It's expected to remain closed into May.

East End Crossing:

Kentucky:

Blasting schedule for week of May 5:

Surface Blasting:

Surface blasting, which began in June 2013, in the east end of Louisville near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, requires traffic stops. Surface blasting takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic stops during the blasts will occur on KY 841 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and U.S. 42, and on U.S. 42 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and Bridgepointe Boulevard

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting (within 15 minutes) will be:

•Monday, May 5, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2 :30 p.m.

•Tuesday, May 6, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2 :30 p.m.

•Wednesday, May 7, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2 :30 p.m.

•Thursday, May 8, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2 :30 p.m.

•Friday, May 9, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.

•Saturday, May 10, at about 11:30 a.m.

Tunnel Blasting:

Underground tunnel blasting, which began in January 2014, in the east end of Louisville near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, does NOT require traffic stops. This blasting takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. The noise from blasts may be noticeable, but the blasts pose no risk to the traveling public and local residents. Construction for the underground tunnel requires 24-hour work activities Monday through Saturday, and will continue throughout 2014.

The dates and approximate times for tunnel blasting will be:

•Monday, May 5, at about 7 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

•Tuesday, May 6, at about 7 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

•Wednesday, May 7, at about 7 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

•Thursday, May 8, at about 7 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

•Friday, May 9, at about 7 a.m. and again at about 5 p.m.

Surface blasting will also take place at the north portal of the tunnel. The north portal is located in the vicinity of Shadow Wood Lane and Shadow Wood Drive. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting (within 15 minutes) will be:

•Monday, May 5, at about 3 p.m.

•Tuesday, May 6, at about

•Wednesday, May 7, at about 3 p.m.

•Thursday, May 8, at about 3 p.m.

•Friday, May 9, at about 3 p.m.

Surface blasting is also scheduled to occur near the intersection of Springdale Road and Wolf Pen Branch Road. The surface blasting at this location began in April 2014. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic stops during the blasts will occur on Springdale Road at the Green Spring Drive intersection, and on Wolf Pen Branch Road from Wolfpen Woods Drive to Green Spring Drive.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting (within 15 minutes) will be:

•Monday, May 5, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2 :30 p.m.

•Tuesday, May 6, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.

•Wednesday, May 7, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.

•Thursday, May 8, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.

•Friday, May 9, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:30 p.m.

•Saturday, May 10, at about 11:30 a.m.

In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, blast times do occasionally change. When changes do occur, they will be posted on www.kyinbridges.com, on Twitter @eastendcrossing and at www.facebook.com/ohiorivereastendcrossing.

Indiana Side:

Blasting schedule for week of May 5:

Blasting to prepare for the East End Crossing is scheduled to occur in Indiana, just east of Utica, between the Ohio River and Salem Road during the week of May 5, 2014. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped on Upper River Road for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public.

The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) will be:

•Monday, May 5, at about 4:30 p.m.

•Tuesday, May 6, at about 4:30 p.m.

•Wednesday, May 7, at about 4:30 p.m.

•Thursday, May 8, at about 4:30 p.m.

•Friday, May 9, at about 4:30 p.m.

Blasting will also take place in Indiana in some fields, just north of the blasting location above - - the future site of the SR 265 extension. These blasts do NOT require traffic stops.

The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) for the remainder of the week will be:

•Monday, May 5, at about 5 p.m.

•Tuesday, May 6, at about 5 p.m.

•Wednesday, May 7, at about 5 p.m.

•Thursday, May 8, at about 5 p.m.

•Friday, May 9, at about 5 p.m.

Construction information provided by the Downtown Crossings and WVB East End Partners.

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