KY IR-264 Watterson Expressway

Successfully completed high-profile project ahead of schedule.


This high-profile project consisted of the widening and reconstruction of 7.7 miles of IR-264 in Louisville, Kentucky.  The contract required a very aggressive schedule, as Kokosing was only permitted 500 calendar days for construction with zero allowance for weather extensions.

Kokosing self-performed the majority of the work using a combination of skilled labor from our force or local tradespersons.  Through extensive pre-planning and innovation, our skilled management force helped lead the team to successfully complete this fast-track project for the Owner in 497 calendar days.

Project Features:

  • Aggressive schedule
  • 8 ramps with 9 day closures, 10 ramps with 14 day closures, including mainline section
  • 7.6 miles of pavement rehabilitation
  • 48 bridge deck replacements
  • 70,000 linear feet of drainage
  • Concrete plant with conveyor
  • Batched 155,000 cubic yards concrete
  • 521,000 square yards concrete paving
  • Concrete QA/QC program done in-house
  • 32,000 linear feet concrete median barrier
  • Signing and lighting

Award:  Contractor of the Year – Kentucky Chapter of the American Public


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