Heartland road projects 10/14

Here are road projects going on in the Heartland. Drive safely!

Heartland road projects 10/14
(Source: Raycom)

Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

On Monday, Oct. 15, Cape Girardeau City Street Crews will close Lacey St. between Broadway and N. Sunset Blvd. for street repairs. This area is between the Main Entrance and the Emergency Room Entrance of Southeast Hospital. Access to the Emergency Room and the Main entrance will be fully functional. The road work is expected to last approximately two weeks. Detours will be provided.

Ameren Electric will close Kingsway Dr. between Kingshighway and Ranchito Dr. in Cape Girardeau at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 for power pole installation. Detours will be available and motorists are urged to use alternate routes. Weather and unforeseen issues may change this schedule. Motorist are asked to use extreme caution in all work zones.

Work to repair fill slope on Bloomfield Road in Cape Girardeau will take place from Monday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 12, weather and unforeseen issues permitting. Partial lane closures will occur south of Benton Hill Road on a small section of Bloomfield during the work. Please consider using an alternate route and exercise caution in this, and all, work zones.

Concreters working for the City of Cape Girardeau have begun work on drainage improvements in the Leroy Drive, Janet Drive, and Margaret Drive area. The current work area is on Leroy Drive between Kingsway and David Drive. Leroy Drive is closed to through traffic in this block. Detour signs are posted to guide drivers around the work area. Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling in the work area. The City appreciates the cooperation of area residents and motorists in dealing with the temporary inconvenience of the work as we make the permanent improvements for the neighborhood.

The City of Jackson will add no-parking areas, stop signs and a pick-up/drop-off along West Jefferson Street. The roadway will be repainted to accommodate three lanes of traffic along Colorado Street and West Jefferson Street up to the intersection of West Jefferson and South Russell. City crews are currently painting the streets to show these new lane designations and no no parking designations. Arrows, stenciling and signs will be in place to help assist drivers.

Route 61 between Route 34 and the I-55 interchange will be reduced to a 12-foot width restriction starting Monday, July 23 through Thursday, Nov. 1. The restriction will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. daily. The restriction is so crews can make pavement repairs. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Emergency street repairs are being conducted on East Main Street between I-55 and Old Orchard Road in Jackson. Westbound traffic will be reduced to the use of a single lane until further notice. As always, drivers are reminded to slow down and use extreme caution while traveling near or through any work zone. Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to Public Works at 573-243-2300.

MoDOT plans to replace bridges on Rte. V and Rte. KK. The Rte. V project involves replacing the bridge over Little Indian Creek, located 1.8 miles south of the intersection of Routes V and 177 east of Fruitland, Mo. The Route KK project involves replacing the bridge over Little Apple Creek, located .8 miles west of the intersection of Routes V and I-55 near Friedheim, Mo. The Rte. V project is expected to begin in February 2018 and the Rte. KK project is expected to begin in May 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Rte. V and Rte. KK will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

Route KK in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge improvements. This bridge is located over I-55 at MM 117 between County Road 408 and County Road 501. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, May 7, 2019. Traffic signals will be in place while construction is underway.

Iron County

Work will soon be underway to replace the Route 21 bridge over Carver Creek in Iron County. The bridge is located approximately 2.2 miles west of the intersection of Route 21/72/49 near Glover, Mo. Weather permitting, construction of the temporary bypass will begin the week of Sept. 10. During this time, Route 21 will be reduced to one lane in the vicinity of the bridge with a 15-foot width restriction. Traffic is expected to shift to utilize the temporary bypass on Monday, Sept. 17, weather permitting. Completion is anticipated Saturday, Dec. 1, weather permitting. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Perry County

Route 51 in Perry County will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. This is the Chester Bridge which goes over the Mississippi River into Illinois. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 4 through Thursday, Nov 1 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Reynolds County

Rt 21 in Reynolds Co will be closed as crews perform pavement repairs located from Rt 106 to 2nd St. in Ellington Mon. Oct. 8 starting at 6 am and Thursday, Oct. 11 will re-open at 6 am.

Scott County

MoDOT announced work to construct the Scott City interchange will start on Monday, July 17, weather permitting. As construction is underway, the Route PP overpass bridge over Interstate 55 will be closed. The Route PP overpass will be replaced with a wider, three-lane bridge to accommodate turning movements for the new interchange. The project includes constructing a new roadway from Route 61 at Kelso to the overpass bridge. Completion is anticipated in January 2019, weather permitting.

Stoddard County

The on-ramp from Route 25 westbound Route 60 will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform erosion work. Crews will be working on Friday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Route Y in Stoddard County will be reduced to a 10-foot width from Route 61 to two miles East of Route 25 in Bloomfield (at the Nestle Purina Plant) starting Friday, Sept. 7 through Monday, Oct. 15. The reduction will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. According to MoDOT this is so crews can resurface the roadway. The work zone will be marked with signs.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace three bridges located on Routes PK and N in Stoddard County, Missouri. The Route P project includes replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 34, located 2.5 miles south of Route Y. Letting is anticipated in November 2017. The Route K project includes replacing the bridge over Wolf Creek, located 1 mile west of Route BB. Letting is anticipated in February 2018. The Route N project includes replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 30, located 0.8 miles south of Route Y. Letting is anticipated in February 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Routes P, K and N will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

St. Francois County

Southbound Route 67 will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews build a J-turn intersection. This section of road is located between Route 221 and Blomeier Road. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m daily.

St. Louis County

MoDOT will close one westbound lane of I-44 between I-270 and Bowles for Meramec River Bridge construction. Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, the right lane on westbound I-44 will be closed just after the ramp to I-270. It will stay closed around the clock for the next three years as part of the on-going construction project. Access from Watson Road (Route 366), as well as northbound and southbound I-270, to westbound I-44 will shift, but will not change during this portion of the project. Drivers will also still be able to access the Soccer Park exit from westbound I-44. Drivers should expect greater congestion, especially during the evening rush period, in this area. The three-year project replaces the westbound and eastbound I-44 bridges over the Meramec, makes improvements to the ramps between I-270 and I-44 and replaces the bridge from eastbound I-44 to eastbound Watson Road, and the bridge from westbound Watson Road to westbound I-44.

Wayne County

Contractor crews will replace the U.S. Route 67 bridge over Cedar Creek and will traffic will be shifted to run head-to-head in the southbound lanes with a 10-foot width restriction. This area is located between Outer Road 67 and Route EE, north of Lodi, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, July 23 at 6 a.m. with completion anticipated on Monday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

Route Z in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform bridge deck replacement. This section of roadway is located between County Road 519B and County Road 519B. Weather permitting, work will be performed Monday, July 16 through Saturday, Nov. 3 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Temporary signals will be in place for one lane traffic.

Illinois

Gallatin County

Road closed Shawneetown-New Haven from Highline Road to Porter Road starting Monday, Oct. 15.

Jackson County

Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 23 through Wednesday, Oct. 24, Wall St. will be closed to through traffic from Main to Walker Ave in Carbondale. The intersection of Wall and Oak streets will be completely inaccessible for those two days. The City of Carbondale says the reason for the closure is so crews can begin the replacement of sanitary sewer along Oak St.

Union County

Beginning on Wednesday, April 11, at 3 p.m., weather permitting, northbound traffic on I-57 from just south of the Illinois 146 interchange (MP 30) will be shifted to the southbound lanes via cross-over. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for each direction of travel. This traffic configuration will be in place until Nov. 15, 2018, to facilitate construction of a new bridge in the northbound lanes. Motorists should use extreme caution through this work zone and be aware of speed reductions and traffic control devices.

Williamson County

IDOT would like to alert drivers on Illinois 37 of upcoming lane reductions. Starting on Monday, March 19, traffic signals will be installed about 1 mile south of Marion to reduce traffic to one lane in both directions for a box culvert replacement. This is expected to last until September 2018, weather permitting.

Kentucky

Drivers traveling the US 60-Business/I-24 Business Loop through Downtown Paducah should be aware of increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic this week for the Bar-B-Que On The River. Many Bar-B-Que teams have already arrived to set up for the event that runs Thursday through Saturday, September 27-29. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel have set up portable message boards to alert motorists to the heavy pedestrian traffic. This traffic alert includes the section of US 45-Business through Downtown Paducah and the sections of 3rd Street and 4th Street which are part of the US 60-Business/I-24 Business Loop through Paducah. Appropriate caution is required, especially during the afternoon and evening hours when crowds for Bar-B-Que on the River are at their peak. Drivers should be alert for slowing and stopped traffic in the downtown area as passengers are dropped off near the festival venue and out-of-town motorists seek out parking areas.

Kentucky Transportation crews started their fall round of moving along Kentucky interstates, parkways and state highways across the region. Mowing zones will be marked by appropriate signage and should be treated the same as work zones. Drivers are urged to slow down and watch for slow moving tractors and support vehicles that may be required to travel into and across travel lanes from time to time as they go about their work. Drivers should also be mindful of personnel near traffic flow in areas with ongoing mowing or litter removal activities. As a reminder, political signs and other advertising placed along state right-of-way should be removed. Yard signs and other signs create both an obstacle and a safety hazard for mowing crews and will be removed by state personnel when required. Contractors are working along area interstates, parkways and US highways. State crews are ramping up mowing activities on U.S. highways, as well as along rural secondary highways in many western Kentucky counties.

Crews plan mowing activities in coming weeks starting at the following locations:

  • Interstate 24 working from the Paducah-area heading eastbound to the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.
  • Crittenden County heading into Livingston County
  • Calloway County working into Marshall County, then on into Trigg County
  • McCracken County starting in the Reidland area, then working on into Ballard County and Carlisle County

Mowing and litter crews will continue to have active work zones across the region anytime weather conditions allow for about the next month.

Ballard County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone lane restriction with a reduced speed limit along US 60 just east of Lacenter in Ballard County starting Wednesday, Aug. 22. Motorists should be alert for a work zone lane restriction with a 45 mile speed limit along US 60 at the 12.515 milepoint in Ballard County to allow scour mitigation work on the Frazier Creek Branch Bridge. This is along US 60 just east of Lacenter near the US 60 intersection with KY 310/Turner Landing Road. Much of the contractor’s work at this site will be off on the right of way with little impact on traffic. However, from time to time traffic will be limited to one with alternating flow controlled by flaggers to allow trucks to access the worksite and drop off materials. From time to time equipment and personnel may have to move from one side of the roadway to the other to facilitate the work. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times with the lane restriction removed when the contractor does not have construction activity at the site. Again, motorists traveling US 60 just east of Lacenter should be aware of this work zone and the strictly enforced 45 mile per hour work zone speed limit. Harper Construction is the prime contractor on this $561,951 group bridge scours remediation project which includes work at other bridges. The target completion date for work on the US 60 Frazier Creek Branch Bridge near Lacenter is Oct. 31, 2018. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

Caldwell County

A contractor plans to restrict traffic to one lane along a section of US 62 in CALDWELL County for additional soil stabilization work at the site of a February landslide near the Caldwell-Hopkins County Line. The contractor plans to restrict US 62 to one lane traffic with alternating flow at milepoint 16.5 just west of Dawson Springs starting Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Alternating flow In this work zone will be controlled by flaggers during the daylight hours to facilitate work activity. Alternating flow will be controlled by an automated signal at night. Motorists should pay close attention to the automated signal due to transit times along the work zone. Geostabilization International, LLC, will be using a number of soil stabilization methods, including soil nailing, to help prevent movement of soil along the hillside. This will help reduce the likelihood that there will be damage to the roadway in the future. This stabilization work is expected to take about 10 to 14 days to complete, weather permitting. In February 2018, a landslide developed at this site causing damage along a 600 ft section of US 62. Emergency repairs were completed by KYTC personnel to allow the roadway to reopen to normal traffic flow.

Calloway County

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a milling and paving project along sections of KY 121 and KY 7774/Coldwater Rd. is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 17. Milling and prep work will begin on KY 121 North Monday, Sept. 17 with paving to follow on Tuesday, Sept. 18 between the 14 and 154 mile marker near the MSU campus. Milling and prep work will begin on KY 774/Coldwater Rd. in the afternoon on Monday, Sept. 17 with paving to follow in the afternoon on Tuesday, Sept. 18 between KY 121 and Five Points. KYTC says the project is to correct some issues where utility lines were bored beneath the roadway after a rehab project. During the project, drivers should expect one lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Extreme caution is advised for drivers since workers will be in close proximity to traffic flow.

A contractor for P&L Railroad plans an extended closure of KY 91 in southern Caldwell County starting Monday, October 8. KY 91/Hopkinsville Road will be closed for approximately 10 days to allow concrete repairs to the railroad overpass at milepoint 7.79 south of Princeton in Caldwell County. This railroad overpass is immediately at the KY 91 intersection with KY 1603/Scottsburg Road and is notable for the limited 13 ft- 2 inch overhead clearance. KY 91/Hopkinsville Road is expected to close at approximately 8:00 a.m., CDT on Monday, October 8th. It is expected to reopen by sometime late in the day on Wednesday, October 17th. There will be a marked detour.

Crittenden County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to shift traffic to a diversion at the north end of the US 641 reconstruction project in Crittenden County on Wednesday or Friday, July 27. This traffic diversion near the 6 mile marker along existing US 641 South of Marion is expected to become active sometime Wednesday or Thursday once final paving and temporary connecting points are completed. Both northbound and southbound traffic will be diverted to the west of the existing alignment to allow completion of a concrete box culvert that will carry Crooked Creek under New US 61 near the Coleman Road intersection. Once the diversion is activated, Coleman Road traffic will be detoured via Weldon Road to facilitate completion of the concrete culvert, as well as additional grade and drain work required to finish out a permanent connecting point for New US 641 to the existing roadway. Motorists should be alert for a reduced speed limit along the diversion to enhance safety. Motorists should be prepared to encounter changes in traffic flow created by this diversion south of Marion. Traffic is expected to continue to run on the temporary diversion until the New US 641 is ready for 2-way traffic sometime this fall. Meanwhile, a crew is expected to start work in a few weeks on efforts to connect the south end of the New US 641 to the existing roadway on the Caldwell County end of the project near Fredonia. Rogers Group, Inc, is the prime contractor on a $14.2 million project to pave 2 lanes of the New US 641 and finish out permanent connecting points to the existing highway. Much of the paving along the new alignment was completed earlier this year. The project has a Nov. 15, 2018, target completion date. The 5.5-mile reconstruction project is the first step in the reconstruction of US 641 from Marion to Eddyville to provide Crittenden County industries an approved truck route to reach I-69 and I-24 near Eddyville.

Crittenden-Caldwell Counties

Among planned improvements, the estimated $1.5 million safety project set for bidding in early 2018 will include the addition of a gravel shoulder. It will include some additional high-traction coating and wedging adjustments, removal of cross drain header walls, extending some of the cross drains and culverts, as well as slope improvements and tree removal at some locations along the right of way. In their study of the Rosebud Hill area, traffic engineers found speeding was an ongoing issue, particularly for vehicles traveling downhill eastbound along U.S. 60. KYTC District 1 has a similar HSIP project planned along U.S. 641 in Calloway County between Murray and the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Work on that project is also expected to start in early 2018. HSIP funding will also be applied to intersections along U.S. 45 in Graves County, McCracken County, as well as intersections in Paducah. Those projects will be announced separately at a later date.

Graves and Carlisle Counties

On Monday, Aug. 20, the contractor will return to daytime work zone lane restrictions along the KY 121 Mayfield Bypass with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. The work zone will be active from 9 a.m., CDT, to about 3 p.m., on weekdays until completed. During the work zone lane restrictions on Friday and Monday motorists should consider taking an alternate route to avoid possible delays. Motorists should be aware of heavier than normal traffic flow along KY 121-Business through Mayfield during this work. Microsurfacing along the KY 121 Mayfield Bypass is scheduled on a weather permitting basis. This is part of a microsurfacing project that runs along KY 121 from the Kess Creek Bridge near the KY 80 intersection in Mayfield extending northward along KY 121 through Graves County and Carlisle County to the Carlisle-Ballard County Line, a distance of about 27 miles. A few sections of KY 121 along the project area with newer pavement are excluded from the work. Motorists should be aware that during some of the phases of the microsurfacing process they will encounter fine loose gravel along the roadway. Appropriate caution is required. After allowing the various phases of coating process to cure, the contractor will come back with a final cape seal that will provide a driving surface similar to regular asphalt pavement.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is ramping up construction of an Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) at the intersection of U.S. 45 and KY 849 in northern Graves County on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Starting Monday, the contractor will begin cutting sensor loops on the KY 849 legs of the intersection. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers on KY 849 immediately at the intersection. Much of the work at the U.S. 45/KY 849 intersection in coming weeks will be along right of way and will only occasionally require lane restrictions. Motorists are advised to be alert for electrical crews and associated equipment working along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The contractor tentatively plans lane restrictions along U.S. 45 at this intersection on Oct. 29, 30 & 31, 2018.

Livingston County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans work zone lane restrictions on bridges in three Western Kentucky counties for bridge deck work starting Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Work zone lane restrictions are planned on bridges at the following locations:

  • KY 137/River Road – Bridge over Dyer Hill Creek at milepoint 0.686
  • KY 453/Dover Road – Overpass over US 62 at milepoint 2.994 near Lake City with both bridges under construction

These work zones are expected to remain active through about November 15, 2018. Work at some locations may go beyond that date due to weather conditions and the extent of bridge deck repair and maintenance required. The contractor will attempt to provide timely updates as the work progresses.

McCracken County

As part of an ongoing Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) at intersection in Paducah, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans milling and paving at the US 45/Joe Clifton Drive intersection with Broadway on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15 and 16. The contractor plans milling on Monday to be followed by asphalt paving on Tuesday. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with access through the work zone controlled by flaggers. There may be periods where motorists will be detoured along side streets to facilitate work at the intersection. Due to the potential for delays motorists should consider taking an alternate route on Monday and Tuesday. This intersection is along US 45 at milepoint 10.271 and on Broadway in Paducah between 27th Street and 29th Street. Approximately 15,000 vehicles travel through this intersection in an average day. Motorists should be aware that this continues to be an active work zone due to ongoing work at the site. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to CLOSE a section of KY 1954/Husbands Road and Clarkline Road where the intersect near the Paducah Floodwall in McCracken County starting Monday, October 8. KY 1954/Husbands Road and Clarkline Road in McCracken County will be closed where they meet immediately north of the Paducah Floodwall. This closure is along KY 1954/Husbands Road at milepoint 2.929 about ½ mile south of the I-24 Exit 11 Interchange. Both KY 1954/Husbands Road and Clarkline Road are expected to be closed at the floodwall for about 4 weeks, weather permitting. There will be a marked detour for KY 1954/Husbands Rd via KY 450/Oaks Road. Clarkline Road will be signed as dead end where it connects to KY 994/Old Mayfield Road until this phase of work is completed. This work is part of an ongoing Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) along KY 1954/Husbands Road running from KY 348/Hardmoney Road at milepoint 0.0 extending northward to milepoint 3.04 just north of the Clarkline Road intersection. It includes improving roadway alignment at the Clarkline Road intersection and the Paducah Floodwall crossing, as well as additional shoulder and cross drain improvements along the remainder of KY 1954/Husbands Road in the project area. This 3-mile section of KY 1954/Husbands Road was selected for safety improvements due to the crash history. A study found 18 reported crashes, 7 with injuries, at the KY 1954 intersection with Clark Line Road at the Paducah Floodwall. Based on the frequency guardrail had to be replaced, there were likely a number of unreported crashes at this intersection at the north end of the project area. Police reports indicated another 5 crashes with one reported injury near the KY 1954/Husbands Road intersection with KY 999/Kreb Station Road at the S curve. Another 11 crashes with 5 injuries were reported along the project area between KY 348/Hardmoney Road and the KY 999/Kreb Station Road intersection.

Paving is expected to begin along this section of US 60/Clarks River Road on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The target completion date is Nov. 15. However, weather permitting, paving is likely to be completed substantially prior to that date.

Marshall County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along the KY 348/5th Street work zone in Benton on Friday night, Sept. 14. It’s part of a project to widen KY 348/5th Street to 4 lanes between US 641/Main Street at milepoint 8.325 and the I-69 Exit 43 Benton interchange at milepoint 7.6, the contractor has completed paving of base courses along the center line of KY 348. The contractor now plans to shift traffic along the KY 348 work zone to the center lanes on Friday night. This traffic shift to the center lanes Friday night is to facilitate construction of curb and gutter along the edge of what will be the new roadway, and other related construction activities into the winter months. Motorists traveling through the KY 348/5th Street work zone between US 641 and I-69 on Friday night should be prepared for this traffic shift and the changes in traffic flow it may create along the work zone. In case of rain or other delays on Friday night, the contractor plans to execute this traffic shift on Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert for personnel working in close proximity to traffic flow to move barricades, traffic barrels, and construction area signage to complete this traffic shift. All travel lanes, including the middle turn lane, will continue to be restricted to a maximum 10 ft. lane width. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration for into the winter months of the 2018 construction season. Shifting traffic to the center lanes will speed work by allowing the contractor to work along both sides of the roadway along the project area. One lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers may continue to be required at various locations along this work zone from time to time.

Marshall/Livingston County Line

Eastbound traffic continues to be restricted to one lane along Interstate 24 on the Tennessee River Bridge at the 30 mile marker at the Marshall-Livingston County Line in Kentucky due to an issue with a joint on the bridge deck. This eastbound work zone lane restriction has been in place since May 17 while a contractor has been fabricating new joints for the bridge. The contractor is nearing completion of the fabrication process and is preparing to ramp up joint installation work on the bridge starting Monday, Oct. 1. Motorists should be alert for increased activity in this work zone. Starting Monday, the contractor plans to restrict both eastbound and westbound traffic to one lane to allow crews to work in both directions at the same time. Motorists traveling I-24 both eastbound and westbound should be prepared to encounter slowing and merging traffic as they approach the 30 mile marker. Initially, all eastbound and westbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone. The contractor will be adding a barrier wall to the work zone for the safety of workers and motorists. To reduce the potential for delays from backups during peak travel periods, eastbound and westbound motorists on I-24 may choose to self-detour around this work zone via US 62 and KY 453 between I-24 Exit 27 at Calvert City and I-24 Exit 31 at Grand Rivers. A few weeks into the project, the contractor will require full closures of the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge from time to time to allow high-strength concrete to be poured around new joint sections as they are installed. The contractor and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will provide timely advance notice to the public when the timeline for those closures firms up. American Contracting & Services of Jeffersonville, IN, is the prime contractor on this $1.1 Million bridge joint replacement project. The contract has a November 15, 2018, target completion date. The Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridges are twin tied arch suspension bridges at mile point 29.352 at the Marshall-Livingston County Line. The 2,017 ft. bridges with a 534 ft. main span are also known as the Luther Draffen Bridge. The bridges opened to traffic in 1974. The structure carries approximately 30,000 vehicles across the Tennessee River in an average day.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans work zone lane restrictions on bridges in three Western Kentucky counties for bridge deck work starting Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Work zone lane restrictions are planned on bridges at the following locations: KY 62 – Bridge over Little Cypress Creek at milepoint 2.475 in Possum Trot community. These work zones are expected to remain active through about November 15, 2018. Work at some locations may go beyond that date due to weather conditions and the extent of bridge deck repair and maintenance required. The contractor will attempt to provide timely updates as the work progresses.

McCracken County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has restricted traffic to one lane on the I-24 Business Loop/Wayne Sullivan Drive in Paducah. This lane restriction for inbound traffic is to allow repairs to a drainage structure near the Federal Materials Cocrete Plant and Southside Machine Shop. All inbound traffic is moved to the left-hand or passing lane to allow a repair crew to work along the driving lane. This lane restrict is near the Railroad Crossing between Locust Street and Yeiser Street on Paducah’s Southside. This work zone is expected to be in place until late today or early Friday, Oct. 5 to allow concrete used in the repair effort to cure. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

A contractor with KYTC is planning a traffic shift along the KY 348/5th Street work zone in Benton starting on Friday, June 8. As part of the project to widen KY 348/5th Street to four lanes between US 641/Main Street at mile point 8.325 and the Purchase Parkway Exit 43 Benton interchange at mile point 7.6, westbound traffic on KY 348 was shifted approximately 8 feet to the south in April to allow drain pipe installation and other earthwork activities. With that phase of the work completed, traffic in the KY 348/5th Street work zone will be shifted to the north starting on Friday to allow more extensive work in the area near the post office, the funeral home and McDonald’s. Once this traffic shift starts on Friday, all lanes, including the middle turn lane, will be restricted to a maximum of 10-foot lane width. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration for most of the summer construction season this year. Drivers should be aware that utility relocation activities will continue all along the project area. Due to ongoing utility work along the project area, a target completion date has not been established for this project.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the south end of Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the US 68/KY 80 corridor. Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County provided a connection from Apostle James Road to existing US 68/KY 80 at mile point 13.234. This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road to facilitate construction of the New US 68/KY 80 Corridor is permanent. Residents along Andrew Calhoun Road and Apostle James Road will have access to the north via Airport Road from the KY 1489/Blue Springs Road end. While the need for this closure was discussed during a number of public meetings leading up to the US 68/KY 80 reconstruction project, the contractor had not informed KYTC engineers of the closing date. This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road at the New US 68/KY 80 construction corridor is permanent due to the incline required to reach the elevation of the new roadway at the connecting point. Rogers Group is the prime contractor on this $54 million highway improvement project in western Trigg County. It has a November 30, 2019, target completion date.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted traffic along the US 68/KY 80 construction corridor at the east edge of Cadiz in Trigg County starting early the week of Sunday, April 23. This intersection is at US 68 mile point 20.745 and US 68-Business mile point 4.519. As part of this traffic shift, two-way traffic will be established on the westbound lanes. Moving traffic off the eastbound lanes will allow dirt work for construction of new eastbound lanes at the site. The contractor also anticipates ramping up work on a new bridge for the eastbound lanes of US 68 over Little River at mile point 19.1. The project started in May 2015. The target completion date for this section is Nov. 30, 2019.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to make the first concrete pour on the deck of the New 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton on Tuesday, June 6. The bridge is located at US 68 mile point 8.596 in Trigg County at the eastern entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The new bridge is at Cumberland River navigational mile point 63.1, is just downstream from the existing US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton. The new bridge is expected to be ready for 2-lane traffic sometime in the spring of 2018 with finish work on the new bridge continuing through 2018.

Trigg County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans milling and paving along KY 164/Roaring Spring Road in Trigg County starting Monday, October 15, 2018. Milling and paving along KY 164/Roaring Spring Road runs from the Burkley Road intersection at the 22 mile marker extending eastward to the KY 525 intersection at milepoint 23.4, a distance of about 1.4 miles. Installation of work zone signage and milling is expected on Monday to be followed by the start of asphalt paving on Tuesday.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans work zone lane restrictions on bridges in three Western Kentucky counties for bridge deck work starting Tuesday, October 16, 2018. KY 124/Cerulean Road – Bridge over Muddy Fork Creek at milepoint 10.919 north of Cerulean. Motorists should be alert for slowing and stopped traffic as they approach these work zones. Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal at locations on 2-lane highways. Some delays are possible during movement and positioning of equipment to facilitate the bridge deck work, as well as when concrete trucks deliver material to these locations. These work zones are expected to remain active through about November 15, 2018. Work at some locations may go beyond that date due to weather conditions and the extent of bridge deck repair and maintenance required. The contractor will attempt to provide timely updates as the work progresses. The contractor will attempt to provide timely updates as the work progresses.

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