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Heartland road projects for 8/15

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

Missouri

Dunklin, Butler, Ripley, Wayne Counties

Various routes in southeast Missouri will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform joint and crack sealing. Improvements will be completed on Route EE in Dunklin County, Route V in Butler County, Routes U and Y in Ripley County, Route W in Wayne/Butler County, Route 103 in Carter County, Route AB in Howell County and Route B in Texas County, respectively. Weather permitting, work will be underway Wednesday, Aug. 15 through Friday, Aug. 31. The traffic impacts will be in place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in each location for one day, with the exception of Route Y in Ripley County and Route W in Wayne/Butler County. Work on Route Y and Route W is expected to be underway two days between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

Cape Girardeau County

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.

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 1 there will be a lane reduction on Route E from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. According to MODOT the roadway will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction between Route B and Route 61. The reduction is so crews can complete a chip seal overlay project.  The project is expected to be completed by Saturday, Sept. 1. The work zone will be marked with signs.  

Route D will be closed as contractor crews replace a pipe between Rosebud Drive and Tanglewood Street. The closure will take place between Monday, July 23 at 6 a.m. through Sunday, July 29. Following the culvert replacement, Route D will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews widen the shoulder and repave the road. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Route PP will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews widen the shoulder and repave the road. This section of road is located between Route 34 to the end of state maintenance. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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.

Route 25 in Cape and Stoddard Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route K to Route 74 intersection and from Route 77 to Route 91 intersection in Stoddard County. Weather permitting, work will take place from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, Aug. 19 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Route 25 in Cape and Stoddard Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route K to Route 91 intersection in Stoddard County. Weather permitting, work will take place from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, Aug. 19 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists 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.

Dunklin County

Route O in Dunklin County will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over Snipe Slough Ditch in Kennett, Missouri. This bridge is located between Route VV and Providence Road. Weather permitting, work will begin Tuesday, May 29 and will re-open Friday, August 24.

Mississippi County

Route 77 in Scott and Mississippi Counties will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road and widen the shoulders. This section of road is located between Interstate 55 to the Charleston, Mo. city limits. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County

Southbound I-55 in Scott and New Madrid County will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement improvements.This section of roadway is located from mile marker 66 to mile marker 49. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Route P in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews perform two bridge replacements. This section of roadway is located between Route BB and Route V. The two bridges being replaced are over Maple Slough ditch and St. John’s ditch. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, July 23 and will re-open on Friday, Dec. 7.                                                                           

Perry County

Grand Ave. in Perryville will be closed to thru traffic between Blake St. and Moulton St. (1200 block) starting Thursday, July 19. The area will be open to local traffic only via Blake St.

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.

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.

Stoddard County

Business 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced with a 12 foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from the south Outer Road 60 and Two Mile Road. Weather permitting, work will take place Friday, Aug. 24 through Friday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Scott County

Route 77 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews widen the shoulders along the road. This section of road is located between Route 61 and Interstate 55. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Route 77 in Scott and Mississippi Counties will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road and widen the shoulders. This section of road is located between Interstate 55 to the Charleston, Mo. city limits. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Starting Monday, July 23 through Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Route Y in Scott County will be reduced from Ridge Drive to Route 61. MODOT says this is so crews can make drainage repairs. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Southbound I-55 in Scott and New Madrid County will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement improvements. This section of roadway is located from mile marker 66 to mile marker 49. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Improvements to I-55/57/US 60 cloverleaf interchange in Sikeston, Mo. will start on Monday, June 4, weather permitting. The interchange is located at mile marker 66. As work is underway, drivers should anticipate lane and ramp closures. The ramp from northbound I-55 onto westbound 60 will be closed with a signed detour available. The ramp is expected to reopen on Friday, Aug. 17, weather permitting. The ramp from northbound I-57/eastbound 60 to northbound I-55 will also be closed with a signed detour available. The ramp is expected to reopen on Monday, Oct. 1, weather permitting. Lane closures will also be in place. Northbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction from mile marker 64 to mile marker 67. In addition, westbound US 60/southbound I-57 and eastbound US 60/northbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction below the overpass. Completion is anticipated by Monday, Oct. 1, weather permitting.

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.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace two bridges located on Routes O and U. The Route O project includes replacing the bridge over a drainage ditch located 2.7 miles north of Route 62 and the Route U project includes replacing the bridge over St. John's Ditch located 1.6 miles east of Route 61. Letting for both is anticipated in January 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Routes O and U will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges. Maps, plans and other information prepared by MoDOT will be available for public inspection and copying at MoDOT's Sikeston District office, 2675 N. Main Street.

Stoddard County

Route P in Stoddard County will be closed as contractor crews replace a bridge deck. This bridge is located between Route Y and County Road 516. Weather permitting, the bridge will be closed starting Monday, July 9 and will re-open Sunday, Sept. 30.

Route J in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane with 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route 25 to Route T. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, July 16 through Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Route 25 in Cape and Stoddard Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route K to Route 74 intersection and from Route 77 to Route 91 intersection in Stoddard County. Weather permitting, work will take place from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, Aug. 19 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Route 25 in Cape and Stoddard Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route K to Route 91 intersection in Stoddard County. Weather permitting, work will take place from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, Aug. 19 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Route K in Stoddard County will be closed as contractor crews replace a bridge over Wolf Creek. This bridge is located between north Route BB and south Route BB.   Weather permitting, work will begin Wednesday, June 13 and re-open Friday, Aug. 31. The work zone will be marked with signs.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

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.

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

Alexander County

As a reminder, a contractor Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to resume a lane and 10 ft. load width restriction on the US 51 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge the week of August 20-24, 2018. After being restricted last week, the bridge is open to normal traffic flow this week to allow truckers and farmers to move wide loads. Starting Monday, Aug. 20, there will again be a lane and 10 ft. load width restriction on the US 51 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge between Wickliffe, KY, and Cairo, IL, to allow a detailed inspection of the bridge structure.   The 10 ft. load width restriction is due to the use of an UBIV-  Under Bridge Inspection Vehicle and other equipment to facilitate the inspection process.  Climbers will also be used to inspect the bridge truss structure. Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic and a strict 10 ft. load width restriction between 6:00 a.m., CDT, and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday of next week. Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.  Some minor delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and inspection personnel are along the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. Truckers and farmers should be especially aware of the strict 10 ft. load width restriction due to equipment on the bridge deck required to facilitate the inspection.

Franklin County

Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 15, the bridge over I-57 on Yellow Banks Rd. will be reduced to one lane.  According to IDOT the lane reduction is so crews can paint the bridge.  The project is expected to last three weeks, weather permitting. Temporary traffic signals will be in place to control traffic. Drivers should use extreme caution when traveling through this area.

Hamilton County

IDOT says Blairsville Rd. (CH 10) near Route 242 will be closed to all traffic starting Monday, Aug. 27.  The closure is expected to last at least 14 days. The road should be reopened on Monday, Sept. 10. IDOT says crews will be replacing a drainage structure. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert drivers of the closure.

Jackson County

IDOT says that there will be a two (2) day road closure at the CN/IC railroad crossing at Westbound IL 13 in Carbondale. Beginning Wednesday, September 5th through Thursday, September 6th, crews from the Canadian National / Illinois Central Railroad will be removing and replacing the rail and roadway panels at the IL 13 Westbound crossing in Carbondale. IL 13 Westbound will be closed for two days during this repair at this location.

Canadian National Railroad has advised they will be making repairs to railroad crossings, and advised that the following locations will be closed to vehicle traffic during the repairs: Monday, August 13 until Tuesday, August 14 at 3 p.m. Oak Street will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 until Thursday, August 16 at 3 p.m. Please prepare to use alternate routes during these affected times.

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 November 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.

White County

IDOT says there will be a 3-day road closure at the Evansville Western Railroad railroad crossing at IL 1 in Carmi. Beginning Wednesday, August 22nd through Friday, August 24th, Crews from the Evansville Western Railroad will be removing and replacing the rail and roadway panels at the IL 1 crossing in Carmi. IL Route 1 will be closed for three days during the repair at this location. There will be no traffic permitted through the work area during the repairs.  Motorists should follow the marked detour or seek alternate routes to avoid delays. 

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

The KYTC will re-painting traffic lines in the region. The painting will take place during daytime hours when weather permits.

Ballard County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a daytime work zone lane restriction on KY 121 in Ballard County starting Monday, August 13. KY 121/Mayfield Road will be restricted to one lane at milepoint 7.7 in Ballard County to allow repairs to a slide and erosion control work.  This is along KY 121 at the southeast edge of Wickliffe between KY 286/Phillips Drive and Administration Road. Drivers should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers at this site between approximately 7:00 a.m,, CDT, and 3:00 p.m., each weekday.  Work at this site is expected to take about 3 or 4 days to complete, weather permitting. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The Ballard County Highway Maintenance Crew will attempt to provide timely notice of the work is completed.

Caldwell County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued a permit for a rolling road block to slow and halt traffic along Interstate 69 in Caldwell County on Monday, August 13.  Kentucky State Police, Caldwell County Sheriff, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel will assist with a rolling road block for northbound traffic on I-69 near the 80 mile marker on Wednesday morning.  Northbound traffic will be slowed to allow the Princeton Electric Plant Board to replace a power line near the I-69/KY 91 Exit 80 Princeton interchange. Police will start a rolling road block to slow northbound traffic on I-69 starting around the US 62 Eddyville-Princeton Exit.  The resulting gap in traffic will be used to allow the power line to be placed across the roadway. This rolling road block and traffic stoppage is expected to start at approximately 9 a.m., CDT, on Wednesday, and last about 10 to 15 minutes. Motorists should be alert for police and slowed traffic along I-69 near the 80 mile marker.  KYTC personnel will control access to I-69 northbound lanes from the KY 91 entry ramp.

Calloway County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans asphalt paving along KY 464/Almo-Shiloh Road in Calloway County starting Wednesday, Aug. 18. Paving along KY 464/Almo-Shiloh Road runs from Brooks Chapel Road at milepoint 13.7 extending eastward to KY 1551 at milepoint 17.266, a distance of 3.56 miles. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Murray Paving is the prime contractor on this $920,777 group paving project that includes paving at some other locations to be scheduled later.  The work along KY 464/Almo-Shiloh Road is expected to take about 5 working days to complete, weather permitting.

Christian-Trigg Counties

A traffic stripe painting crew is working along Interstate 24 through Western Kentucky starting July 11. This crew is working along I-24 starting near the Trigg-Christian County line at milepoint 69.8 and working westward through the Paducah area. This mobile painting caravan will include a paint truck and several escort vehicles making several passes in each direction to paint edge lines and center traffic striping.  Motorists should be alert for signage on the support vehicles providing directions on how to safely overtake and pass the moving work caravan. Signage on the support vehicles will also help motorists avoid driving through wet paint. This traffic paint caravan will cover all of Interstate 24 between milepoint 69.8 and milepoint 0.0 at the I-24 Ohio River Bridge at Paducah. This paint caravan will have a law enforcement escort. By this weekend, two more paint crews plan to be working along various highways across the region.

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 November 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

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has started the first step of a multi-step process for micro surfacing along an extended section of KY 121 through Graves County and Carlisle County starting Monday, July 30. This micro-surfacing project runs along KY 121 from milepoint 5.570 at 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 at Carlisle County milepoint 9.714, a distance of about 27 miles. A few sections of KY 121 along the project area with newer pavement are excluded from the work. This is the same extended section of KY 121 where the contractor has completed crack sealing work and pavement base repairs in recent months. This week the contractor plans to start the first round of scrub seal micro surfacing along KY 121 at the Ballard-Carlisle County, then work southward through Carlisle County on into Graves County to the KY 80/KY 121 intersection south of Mayfield.  This entire process will take several weeks with each section of roadway getting several treatments. Message boards have been placed along this extended work zone to alert motorists that during some of the phases they will encounter fine loose gravel along the roadway.  Appropriate caution is required.  After allowing the various phases of the 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. This micro-surfacing project is part of a statewide effort to extend pavement life.  The multi-phase micro surfacing process is an industrial strength enhanced version of the seal coating used on some driveways. Motorists traveling this extended section of KY 121 around Mayfield through northern Graves County and all of Carlisle County should be alert for a short section of one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.  This micro surfacing operation will continue during daylight hours for about the next 2 to 3 weeks anytime weather allows.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and contractor personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Strawser Construction Company is the prime contractor on this $1,622,602 highway improvement project.

Graves County

Due to weather conditions, this project has been moved to Friday, Aug. 10.  A crew is at the site August 9 doing preliminary work, with KY 944 to close on Friday southwest of Wingo. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 944 in Graves County. KY 944 will be closed near the 3 mile marker to allow a cross drain to be replaced.  This is along KY 944 near the Brush Creek Bridge southwest of Wingo between US 45 and the Purchase Parkway Overpass. The roadway at this work site is expected to close at approximately 8 a.m., CDT, FRIDAY.  KY 944 is expected to reopen at approximately 3 p.m., Friday there will be no marked detour.  However, motorists may self-detour via KY 339, KY 58 and KY 1283.  Trucks should use an appropriate state route.

Lyon-Caldwell Counties

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a work zone with a shoulder restriction along a section of Interstate 69 near the Lyon-Caldwell County Line starting Monday, Aug. 13. Motorists should be alert for a work zone shoulder restriction along I-69 in Lyon County between the 69 mile marker and 71 mile marker starting around Noon, today.   This work zone will include a shoulder restriction to allow milling and repaving of the shoulder area, along with guardrail work. This shoulder and guardrail work is to improve roadway drainage in an area where several crashes have been attributed to hydroplaning. This work zone is expected to be active on weekdays during daylight hours through about August 22. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

Lyon County

A contractor for the KYTC plans to mill and paving along a section of Interstate 69 in Lyon County starting Monday, July 9. This milling and asphalt overlay project runs along I-69 from the I-24/I-69 Exit 42 Interchange at I-69 mile-marker 68.084 extending northward to the mile-marker 71.786 near the I-69/US 62 Eddyville-Princeton Exit 71 Interchange, a distance of about 3.7 miles. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. This work zone will have a 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence.

McCracken County

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

A work zone lane restriction along KY 131/Said Road in McCracken County is expected to remain in place through September due to additional work required on the Clarks River Bridge. KY 131/Said Road is restricted to one lane with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal at the 2 mile marker between Reidland and Symsonia for ongoing joint replacement, maintenance, and painting of the East Fork Clarks River Bridge. During the initial work, engineers determined that the bridge bearings were not functioning properly and will need to be replaced.  The bearings have been ordered and are being fabricated while a sub-contractor continues some additional repairs on the bridge support structure. Traffic will remain restricted to one lane with an automated signal to control traffic flow while work continues beneath the bridge structure. KYTC engineers have received a number of motorists complaints about vehicles, particularly trucks, failing to obey the automated signal, as well as reports of speeding in and near this work zone.  Enhanced police patrols have been requested to maintain the safety of the public and workers at this site. The East Fork Clarks River Bridge is along KY 131/Said Road in McCracken County about 2 miles north of the McCracken-Graves County Line.  It is a popular cut-through for truck traffic between the Reidland area, Symsonia and Mayfield. Motorists are reminded that appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and bridge maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Euro Paint of Loweville, OH, is the prime contractor on this $1.3 million bridge maintenance project that includes several bridges in McCracken County.   With additional work required at the site the revised target completion date is October 1, 2018.

Starting Monday, August 13, crew will close KY998/Olivet Church Road between US 60 and US 62 for paving. Heavy rain has hampered the progress. The roadway will be close during daylight hours on Aug. 13 through Aug. 15. Local homeowners will be allow through the work zone. Weather permitting, work could be done as early as Aug. 15.

Marshall County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict westbound traffic to one lane on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora starting Tuesday, July 17. Westbound traffic will be restricted along the 4-lane section of US 68/KY 80 on Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake to allow a detailed inspection of the bridge structure. The inspection team will be using a UBIV- Under Bridge Inspection Vehicle to allow access to all areas under the bridge deck. Westbound motorists should expect to encounter one lane traffic between 7 a.m., and 3 p.m., each day. Motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the bridge where all westbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane. Some lane restrictions may be required for eastbound traffic on Thursday or Friday. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and inspection personnel are along the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. All Kentucky bridges get a detailed inspection every two years as part of a federally mandated bridge safety program.  All long-span lake and river bridges in Kentucky get an extra walk-through inspection annually. Approximately 3,500 vehicles cross the New US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake at Aurora in an average day. The new $133 million basket handle arch structure was first opened to 2-lane traffic in December 2015 with 4-lane traffic starting in December 2016.  The new bridge serves a river crossing that started with a ferry as early as the 1830s.  The first bridge constructed at the site opened to traffic in 1932. The New US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is at US 68 Marshall County mile point 28.146 and Trigg County mile point 0.0 at the western entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The bridge is at Tennessee River navigation mile point 41.7 near Aurora, KY.

Construction barrels came down on Tuesday afternoon, July 3 on two major interchange projects on I-69 in Kentucky. I-69 will replace the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway from the I-24 Exit 25 Interchange at Calvert City, extending southward through Mayfield to about the 20 mile marker. The I-69 designation is expected to become official following a Federal Highway Administration inspection of the interchange projects later this month. With only minor work remaining to complete at the interchanges, KYTC engineers asked FHWA to make the move to I-69 official. I-69 will terminate at Purchase Parkway mile point 20.295, just south of the Cardinal Lane overpass at Mayfield. This expands I-69 by 31.117 miles, giving Kentucky 130 completed miles of I-69. Work on I-69 upgrades to the two interchanges began in March 2016. The final section of I-69 awaiting completion is the new I-69 Ohio River Bridge between Henderson, Ky. and Evansville, Ind. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which includes the selection of a preferred alternative for connections to a new $1.4 billion bridge, is expected to be released late this year.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to ramp up work along US 62 East of Calvert City in Marshall County starting around Monday, July 9. This work zone along US 62 from the I-24/US 62 Exit 27 at Calvert City extending eastward to Kentucky Dam Village State Park includes grade and drain work for widening of the roadway to add a center turn lane, as well as construction of a multi-use trail, and addition of decorative landscaping between Calvert City and the park. This work zone extends along US 62 East of Calvert City a distance of about 1.75 miles. Initial clearing along the right-of-way starting next week will have minimal impact on passing traffic. However, as the work zone ramps up to become more active it will eventually include traffic shifts and a 35 mile per hour work zone speed limit.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along the KY 348/5th Street work zone in Benton starting Friday, June 8. As part of a project to widen KY 348/5th Street to 4 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 ft. 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 Friday to allow more extensive work in the area near the post office, the funeral home, and McDonald’s. Once this traffic shift is initiated on Friday, all lanes, including the middle turn lane, will be restricted to a maximum 10 ft. lane width.  Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration for most of the summer construction season this year. Motorists should be aware that utility relocation activities will continue all along the project area. Caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.  One lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers may be required at locations along this work zone from time to time to facilitate ongoing work. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $4.4 million highway improvement project.  Due to ongoing utility work along the project area a target completion date has not been established for this project.

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to mill edge keys along a section of US 60/Clarks River Road on Paducah's Southside starting at 6:30 a.m., CDT, on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Milling along US 60/Clarks River Road runs from milepoint 17.66 at the Louisiana Street intersection near the Paducah floodwall extending eastward to milepoint 18.587 near the Clarks River Bridge, a distance of about 1 mile. Some minor delays are possible during the movement and positioning of equipment. This milling of edge keys is to prepare for paving along this section of US 60/Clarks River Road to be scheduled at a later date as weather allows. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

A KYTC contractor started milling and paving a section of US 60/Hinkleville Rd. West of Paducah on Monday, July 30. The project runs about 1.8 miles from milepost 7.7 near the McCracken county High School entrance and extends eastward to milepost 9.587 at the KY 998/Olivet Church road intersection. The project is expected to take about four to six days to complete.  Once this project is finished, the contractor will immediately move to a section of KY 998/Olivet Rd. from milepost 0.0 at the US 62/Blandville Rd. intersection extending northward to milepost 2.314 at the US/Hinkleville Rd. intersection. Once work begins along KY 998/Olivet Church Rd. portion of the project, traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers.

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.

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