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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Here is a list of road projects around the Heartland scheduled for Saturday, August 30.

Labor Day

The Missouri Highway Department of Transportation reminds behavior is the key to safe driving in work zones and on busy highways this Labor Day. They offer the following tips:

Wear your seatbelt. During the Labor Day holiday in 2013, there were eight fatalities in crashes on Missouri roadways and two of those killed were not wearing a seatbelt.

  • Don't text and drive. Distracted driving is a top cause of crashes. Put down your phone and focus on your driving.
  • Don't tailgate. Keep a safe distance. Remember to leave at least two seconds of braking distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Slow down for work zones. Lanes may be reduced or shifted. By slowing down you will be more prepared to adjust to the changing conditions and potential delays from reduced lanes.

Butler County, MO

East and westbound traffic will be restricted. Existing lanes of Route 67 from CR 323 to Route 160/158 will be signed as Route C. The north end of Route C (existing Route 67) will remain closed for about two months as work is completed at the intersection of Route 67, Route C, and CR 323.

Cape Girardeau County, MO

The new traffic signal at William Street and Sheridan Drive will be put into flash mode Friday, Aug. 29. It will remain in flash mode through the holiday weekend. The signal will be put in full operation on the morning of Tuesday Sept. 2. Motorists are advised to be aware of this new signal going into operation.

MoDOT plans to replace the bridge on Route 61 over Hughes Creek - two miles from Route CC. Construction is set to begin in 2015.

Property owners adjacent to the bridge  will have access to their properties. A marked detour is proposed here:

  • From the north: Route 61 south to Route KK, west on KK to I-55, south on I-55 to Route E, then east on Route E to Route 61.
  • From the south: Route 61 north to Route E, east on Route E to I-55, north on I-55 to Route KK, then east on KK to Route 61.

Maps are available at MoDOT's Sikeston Office  on N. Main St. Property owners can request a hearing in writing if affected.

Carter County, MO

Roadwork continues on Route 21 from Ripley to Carter County from US 60 to US 160 until Nov. 1.

Dunklin County, MO

Route 84 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews work on sidewalk improvements. This is located between Depot Street and Michael Street. Weather permitting, work will take place Friday, Aug. 29 through Friday, Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Iron County, MO

There will be a highway dedication on Sept. 6 in Iron County. It's to honor the Latham family. It'll be held at 2 p.m. at the Catfish Bowl on St. Mary St. in Pilot Knob. The road honors the Latham family from Route A to Route 49 to Route 32 in Iron and Reynolds Co.

Mississippi County, MO

Route B will be reduced with a width restriction of 10 feet while crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located from Route 62 and Route 80. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 29 from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County, MO

Interstate 55 will be reduced with a width restriction of 14 feet while crews perform ditch work. This section of road is located between Route 60 and Route 80. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Sept. 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Route 61 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. The roadwork is located from Larcel Drive to County Road 824. Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday, Aug. 6 through Monday, Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Perry County, MO

Work continues on north and southbound I-55 in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties. The road is one lane from Route 51 to Route J/N at Ozora through Nov. 14, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Reynolds County, MO

Route 106 in Reynolds and Shannon counties is down to one lane from Route 21 to Route H through Nov. 1, for shoulder work and pavement repair.

Ripley County, MO

Route 21 in Carter and Ripley is down to one lane from US 60 to US 160 through Nov. 1.

Scott County, MO

Southbound On-Ramp Interstate 55 (MM141) in Ste Genevieve County will be CLOSED as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform concrete replacement. The on-ramp is located from Route Z onto Southbound Interstate 55.Closure will take place Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Route 91 in Stoddard and Scott County will be reduced with a width restriction of 10 feet as crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located from Route P and Route 61. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 29 from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Stoddard County, MO

Route 91 in Stoddard and Scott county will be reduced with a width restriction of 10 feet as crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located from Route P to Route 61. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 29 from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Route PP will be closed while contractors replace the bridge with box culvert. This section of road is located between Hawk Street and Hickman Street in Puxico, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Sept. 2 and will re-open on Friday, Oct. 31.

East and westbound Route 114 will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction as crews make pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route AH and Route CC. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, July 9 through Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

East and westbound Route 60 will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction while crews make pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route AH and County Road 789. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, July 9 through Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.

Massac County, IL

There will be lane closures on I-24 starting on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. There will be lane closures on the Ohio River Bridge near Metropolis, Ill. Work will take place on the eastbound and westbound lane of I-24. The lane closures will be extended through Friday, Sept. 5. They will be daytime only. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site as quickly as possible. Through traffic should seek alternate routes.

Wayne County, IL

MoDOT crews are planning to improve Route Z bridge over McGee Creek, located about 3 miles east of Route T. Construction could begin as early as spring 2015. As construction is underway, Route Z will be closed to through traffic near the bridge. Detour routes will be signed.

Gallatin County, IL

Oversize and overweight loads are restricted on Route 13 westbound near Old Shawneetown at the Kentucky state line.

Route 13 east of IL 1 will be restricted until Dec. 31 near Junction.

Jackson County, IL

The final phase of the Walnut St. water line replacement begins Monday, Aug. 25 in Murphysboro. Parking along Walnut will be suspended. The parking ban takes place until work is finished.

Jefferson County, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Interstate 57 and Interstate 64 in the Mt. Vernon area of the North I-57/I-64 Interchange Construction Project beginning July 21, 2014.  This will be on I-57 from mile marker 95 to mile marker 97 and on I-64 from mile marker 73 to mile marker 75.

The contractor will be engaged in patching operations followed by placement of asphalt pavement. Lane reductions will be utilized to perform this work.

Delays are expected. To avoid these delays, motorists are encouraged to utilize the marked detour routes. Motorist should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.

Pope County, IL

Route 146 will be reduced to one lane from 4.2 miles east of IL 145-Flat Lick Branch until October 17.

Saline County, IL

On July 7, "Old" Illinois HWY 13 West, will be closed between Hankins Road and 1/2 mile west of the Carrier Mills Road. This is for a bridge replacement, just west of Bankston Church Road. This closure will not effect “New” Illinois 13 West. The road is scheduled to be closed until September 12.

Williamson County, IL

Commerce Drive from Division Street to Brentwood Drive is under construction, and is closed for 50 days, according to IDOT. Work begins on July 28. Parking for establishments east of Brentwood will stay open. Access to the front parking areas on the south side will not be affected. The McDonald's employee parking lot will be accessible via Brentwood from the south.

Union County, IL

The Union County Highway Department announced Friday, Aug. 22 that the reconstruction work on Skyline Drive between Old US Route 51 and Jamestown Road will begin Monday, August 25, 2014. The project start was delayed one week due to weather. It will take 2-3 months to complete. Drivers are urged to use caution while driving in this area and watch for workers and equipment in the road. They are also encouraged to use alternate routes during this time to avoid the work area and possible lengthy delays. Access to residences will be maintained. Several road closures are planned in order to replace cross road culverts prior to the resurfacing.

The Union County Highway Department announced Friday, Aug. 22 that the replacement of the bridge on Fisher Lane near Dongola will begin Monday, August 25, 2014. It will take approximately 2 months to complete. Drivers are urged to use caution while driving in this area and watch for workers and equipment in the road. Traffic will be maintained via a temporary runaround.

Calloway County, KY

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking public input for construction of a new bridge on KY 893 in Calloway County. KYTC is providing public notice that it is in the design and environmental phase for replacement of the KY 893 bridge over McCullough Fork. The project is along KY 893 at mile point 22.92. This is approximately 4 miles east of Hazel. The maintenance of traffic plan consists of maintaining traffic on the existing bridge and approaches during construction. Traffic may be reduced to one lane with flagger control during the tie-in of the approaches at the beginning and end of the project. About 500 vehicles travel this section of KY 893 in an average day. The Cabinet expects this project to qualify as a Categorical Exclusion in accordance with the Federal Register Regulation 23 CFR 771.117 (d) (3). The design and environmental surveys are on-going. Anyone with questions about this project should contact Blake Beyer, Environmental Coordinator for KYTC District 1 at (270) 898-2431.Additional information is also available at the KYTC District 1 Office at 5501 Kentucky Dam Road, Paducah, KY 42003. This project may be identified as Item #1-1132.00.

Caldwell County, KY

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict traffic along a section of Interstate 24 in Trigg, Caldwell, and Lyon Counties starting Monday, August 4. Interstate 24 will be restricted to one lane at various locations between the 45-mile marker and the 69-mile marker. This is for concrete pavement repairs and bridge maintenance work. This work to repair and replace a number of failed concrete slabs is spread along an extended section of I-24 from near the Trigg-Christian County line to near the KY 293 Exit 45 Interchange in Lyon County. The contractor plans to begin work along the westbound lanes near the Trigg-Christian County Line and work westward along this 24-mile section, then turn and work along the eastbound lanes. Drivers should be prepared to encounter slowing and merging traffic as they approach this work zone. The work zone will include a 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. The anticipated completion date is December 1.

Livingston County, KY

US Hwy 60 has reopened to traffic at Dyer Hill Curve in Livingston County. Please remember that this is still an active work zone. They have about two weeks of work to finish out tie-ins to side roads and place a final layer of asphalt. Please continue to use caution in this area near the 19 mm in Livingston County.

Lyon County, KY

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict traffic along a section of Interstate 24 in Trigg, Caldwell, and Lyon Counties starting Monday, August 4. Interstate 24 will be restricted to one lane at various locations between the 45-mile marker and the 69-mile marker. This is for concrete pavement repairs and bridge maintenance work. This work to repair and replace a number of failed concrete slabs is spread along an extended section of I-24 from near the Trigg-Christian County line to near the KY 293 Exit 45 Interchange in Lyon County. The contractor plans to begin work along the westbound lanes near the Trigg-Christian County Line and work westward along this 24-mile section, then turn and work along the eastbound lanes. Drivers should be prepared to encounter slowing and merging traffic as they approach this work zone. The work zone will include a 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. The anticipated completion date is December 1.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to make adjustments to a traffic signal at the intersection of US 641 and US 62 East of Eddyville in Lyon County to facilitate ongoing construction along a section of US 62. The traffic signal at US 62 mile point 10.465 and US 641 mile point 0.0 has been traffic activated. Due to construction, the traffic detection loops will be disconnected starting around Noon today and technicians will put the signal into timer mode. Due to the addition of lanes along US 62, a new signal will eventually be constructed for this intersection. The switch from traffic activation to timer mode is to facilitate that work and other construction along US 62.

In addition to US 62 and US 641, this signal also handles traffic from KY 3305 at mile point 1.811, which is the south leg of the intersection.

Drivers should be aware of the timed phasing at this signal and take note of changes in traffic flow it may create at the intersection. Driverse should also be alert for traffic shifts that may be required to facilitate ongoing construction along US 62 in this area. It has an anticipated completion in the summer of 2015.

Christian, Marshall and McCracken Counties, KY

Gov. Beshear announced on Thursday that work has begun on a $3.1 million, 24-mile installation project on I-24. It will include the addition of more median cable barriers. The current median cable barrier installation is in two sections along I-24.

The project in Paducah starts near the Ohio River (mile point 1.5) and continues past the U.S. 68 exit 16 interchange (mile point 18) in Marshall County.

In Christian County, the project begins near the U.S. 41-Alternate exit 86 interchange (mile point 85.5) and extends to the Kentucky/Tennessee line (mile point 93.4). This section is a continuation of a nearly 16-mile installation project finished in July.

McCracken County, KY

Due to additional work required at this rail crossing, KY 284/Old Benton Road is expected remain closed at this site until the afternoon of Wednesday, September 3, 2014. The alignment of the tracks and roadway prohibit the use of paving equipment to place asphalt on each side of the new crossing. The asphalt has to be placed by hand. A crew worked most of the day placing new asphalt with shovels and wheel barrows. The work remaining is expected to take another day or longer. That means the roadway will likely remain closed until Wednesday or later. KYTC crews and the McCracken County Road Department are also taking advantage of the closure to complete some drainage improvements near the crossing. Some additional inconvenience will help produce a new crossing that will be smooth and will be durable for several years to come. The patience of motorists is appreciated.

The City of Paducah Engineering-Public Works Department wants to inform the public that crews with Harper Construction will begin Monday, August 25 to rehabilitate a section of Mayfield Road from Wheeler Avenue to the intersection of Mayfield Road and Irvin Cobb Drive. The intersection will be closed to through traffic to facilitate the roadway work. A detour will be in place to guide traffic around the work zone. Please use caution, and watch for the work crews and traffic control devices. This work will take approximately two weeks, weather-permitting.

Paducah Water will close a portion of Ring Road around Kentucky Oaks Mall starting Monday, August 25 for the relocation of water mains as part of the Olivet Church Road Improvement Project. The water main relocation work includes the excavation and restoration of the roadway to install a 10” and a 12” water main within steel encasement. Paducah Water will begin staging materials and completing other preparatory work later this week (8/20). The section of road that will be closed to through traffic is between Sears and the shopping center that contains Old Navy, Shoe Carnival, and other stores. Access to the businesses will be maintained throughout the construction; however, through traffic will not be allowed on a small section of Ring Road between Sears and Old Navy. Weather-permitting, the work will take two to three weeks for completion.

Starting on May 27, access to the Paducah City Hall at 300 South 5th Street will be limited to the 5th Street entrance. Employees and the Paducah City Employees Credit Union customers still will have access to city hall from the basement breezeway. The 4th Street entrance will be closed, and access under the concrete roof canopy surrounding the building will be restricted. Construction is still going on, according to city hall.

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