Fri September 27, 2013
You may want to avoid SB 471 this weekend
Expect big back ups this weekend on southbound 471. The Revive the Drive project is wrapping up, but the final work is expected to cause major traffic slowdowns.
Starting Friday night at ten, crews will be working on overhead sign replacements, then at 3:00 Saturday morning traffic will be restricted to a single lane from the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac, bridge to I-275.
Those single lane restrictions could continue through six Monday morning. The entrance and exit ramps may also be blocked for a few hours Saturday. The Kentucky transportation department says there will also be rolling closures Saturday and Sunday to hang signs over all lanes, they could last for as much as 20 minutes.
Long delays throughout the weekend are expected. Your best bet may be to avoid I-471 this weekend.