Traffic re-routed for Cup race

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will stop their construction projects on I-71 till July 10 at 10 p.m., to allow northbound and southbound lanes to operate at full capacity.

For those traveling north on I-75, exit 173 will be closed beginning July 5.

Traffic heading for Louisville will take exit 175 (Richwood) and re-enter I-75/I-71 southbound to exit 173. A signed detour will be posted to direct traffic in this direction. The ramp will reopen July 15, 2011 in order to do repairs on the bridge, including potholes and ruts.