Saturday, August 11, 2001

I-64 neighbors told to brace for shakes

Repair work will make a commotion

The Associate Press

        LOUISVILLE — While motorists faced detours with the start of repair work along Interstate 64, people living nearby had other worries.

        State transportation officials warned residents to put any breakables in safe places. They said machines that drop steel weights onto the road to break up the pavement could create vibrations that rattle pictures, jostle crystal and cause figurines to wobble on mantelpieces.

        The chances of breakage are small, but we “need to forewarn people so they know it's us doing work and not an earthquake,” said Kevin Bailey, the state Transportation Cabinet's project manager.

        The warnings are part of a campaign to remind homeowners and motorists about the weekend closures, which are scheduled to last through Nov. 19 along a stretch of I-64. The work is starting this weekend.

        From 9 p.m. Fridays through 6 a.m. Mondays, eastbound lanes will be closed between Spaghetti Junction and the Watterson Expressway. Westbound lanes will be closed from the Watterson to Grinstead Drive. Westbound lanes from Grinstead to Spaghetti Junction will remain open.

        As part of the $21 million project, workers will repair and resurface a 3.3-mile stretch of I-64 and repair the Cochran Hill Tunnel.

        Since Wednesday, officials have gone door to door distributing plastic bags containing project-information cards and two sets of earplugs.

        “Expect noise and vibration in your area during I-64 weekend construction,” the information cautioned.


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