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Heartland road projects for 7/20

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Missouri

Bollinger County

According to MoDOT, Route 51 in Bollinger County will be closed on May 14 as contractor crews replace two bridges located over Cane Creek and Dry Creek. Work will begin at 6:30 a.m. and is expected to be complete by Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. The Route 51 bridge over Cane Creek is located between County Road 524 and County Road 601 near Dongola, Mo. The Route 51 bridge over Dry Creek is located between Route N and County Road 522, south of Marble Hill, Mo. Construction of the bridges will be underway simultaneously, with closures at both bridge locations.

Butler County

On Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Route Z in Butler County will be closed. MODOT says the closure is so that crews can make pavement repairs. The section of the road that will be closed is from County Road 569 to Route B. The road will only be open to local traffic.The work zone will be marked with signs. 

Cape Girardeau County

Jackson citizens, business owners and visitors are advised that S. High St., between Main St. and Madison St., and all of Court St. and Barton St. will be closed to traffic starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 22 to allow set up time for Jackson Homecomers vendors, carnival employees, city crews and representatives of the American Legion Hall. However, Main St. will continue to remain open for traffic all day on Sunday and until 5 p.m. on Monday night, July 23. Additionally, both Adams and Jefferson Streets at their intersections with S. High St. will be open to local traffic between 11 p.m. and 5 p.m. the next day and every day for the entire week. This pair of east-west roadways in the central business district will be passable for through traffic during daylight hours to help traffic flow and circulation through the uptown area. Citizens are also encouraged to use alternate routes.

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 74/Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge approach in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews remove a bump along the bridge approach. The Emerson Bridge goes over the Mississippi River into Illinois, located between Fountain Street and Levee Road. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Sunday, July 22 from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m.

On July 19 City of Cape Girardeau Contractors are expected to start the 2018 LED Streetlight Conversion project. This project is funded through the Transportation Trust Fund and is to convert city-owned streetlights to LED in various locations around the City. No road closures are expected with this project, but motorists are asked to use caution around the contractors work area.

On July 20 City of Cape Girardeau contractors will close the Northbound Lane of N. Cape Rock Dr. for street repairs. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to last until the end of the day depending on work and weather. Detours will be available, but motorists are asked to use an alternate route.

On July 23 private contractors will reduce traffic to one lane for southbound Mt. Auburn just south of Hopper. The contractor will be performing water main work for a new development. Work will start at 8 a.m. and is expected to last 2-3 days depending on work and weather. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route.

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.

Starting Monday, July 16, Dutch Enterprises will be closing portions of two streets in Downtown Cape Girardeau. South Main Street next to Art Van Furniture will be closed for approximately three days as sewer work is completed. Parking in the adjacent lot will remain unaffected. North Fountain Street between the future Courtyard by Marriott and the Marquette will also close for approximately four days while water line work is completed. Detours will be available around both projects, and drivers are asked to use caution around the work zones.

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 75 will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform milling and overlay. This section of road is located between Route 105 and Route 80. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Friday, July 20 through Friday, July 27 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.

Route 77/62 will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform bridge maintenance. This bridge is located between County Road 223 and Route NN. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, July 2 through Thursday, Aug. 2 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Route D in Mississippi County will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge deck. The bridge is located between Route 77 and County Road 325.  Weather permitting, the bridge will close Monday, June 18 and will re-open Monday, July 30.

New Madrid County

Northbound I-55 will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 49 to mile marker 66. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, July 23 through Saturday, Aug. 11 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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.

Pemiscot County

Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced for pavement repairs starting Monday, July 23 through Saturday, Aug. 11 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. According to MODOT the northbound and southbound lanes of the interstate will be reduced with a 14 foot width from Route A to Route 155.  The work zone will be marked with signs.  Drivers are advised to used extreme caution while traveling in this area.                                                                                  

Route J in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement improvements. This section of roadway is located from Route 84 to Route Z. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, June 26 through Friday, July 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., including weekends as necessary. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area.

Route EZ in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement improvements. This section of roadway is located from Route 412 to Route 164. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, July 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., including weekends as necessary. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area.

Perry County

According to the City of Perryville, Grand Ave. will be closed between Moulton St. and Bruce St. (1100 block) starting Tuesday, July 17 due to street construction. 

Also in Perryville the intersection of Grand Ave. and Moulton St. will be closed beginning Thursday, July 19.

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.

Scott County

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.

According to the City of Sikeston, Salcedo Road between North Main Street and Columbine Street is closed on Friday, July 20 due to an asphalt paving project. The project could last until 6 p.m., weather permitting.  Drivers are urged to find an alternate route around the construction zone.

Northbound I-55 will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 49 to mile marker 66. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, July 23 through Saturday, Aug. 11 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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.

North and southbound Route 67 will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction while contractor crews perform roadside work. This section of road is located between Route 72 and Route 34. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 18 through Friday, July 27 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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

A contractor Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a lane and 10 ft. load width restriction on the US 51 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge during two weeks in August 2018. This lane and 10 ft. load width restriction on the US 51 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge between Wickliffe, KY, and Cairo, IL, is 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. The first round of inspection work will be the week of August 6-10, 2018.  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 that week. The inspection team will take the week of August 13-17, 2018, off with no restrictions on bridge traffic. The inspection team plans to return to the bridge the week of August 20-24, 2018, with lane and a strict 10 ft. load width restriction between  6:00 a.m., CDT, and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday of that week. During the weeks when inspectors are present 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 assist with the inspection.

 Hamilton County

Starting Monday, July 30, Route 14 will be closed between Route 142 and South Walnut St. in McLeansboro. According to IDOT crews will be replacing a drainage structure. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert drivers about the road closure. There will also be a marked detour.  The road is expected to reopen Monday, August 6.

Jackson County

IDOT says starting on Tuesday, May 29, weather permitting, traffic on Illinois 13 west of Carbondale will be shifted into the westbound lanes in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for each direction of travel. This traffic configuration will be in place until early fall 2018.

Massac County

Starting Monday, July 23, the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 24 will be reduced over the Ohio River. Crews will be making lighting repairs on the bridge. The Illinois Department of Transportation says this work will require nightly closures of the right lanes in both directions from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Message boards and signs will be in place to alert drivers of the lane closures. Drivers are urged to reduce speed, to be alert of equipment and workers, and to use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

Union County

Beginning on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 a.m. Route 146 will be closed directly under the I-57 bridges. The on and off ramps to I-57 will remain open.  According to I-DOT crews will be installing beams on the northbound bridge. The road will reopen on Friday, July 20 at 7 a.m. Due to the closure, drivers are advised to allow for additional travel time and to seek an alternative route. Message boards, signs, and a marked detour will be in place.  Route 146 eastbound traffic will be directed onto I-57 and use exit 24 (Dongola) to change directions on the interstate and then exit back onto Route 146.  Westbound Route 146 traffic will be directed onto I-57 and use exit 36 (Lick Creek) to change directions on the I-57 and then exit back onto Route 146.

Beginning on Wednesday, Aprill 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.

Starting on Monday, July 23, at 7 a.m., the 4-way-intersection of IL 146 and Main Street in Anna, Ill. will be closed to all traffic and is expected to reopen on Monday, July 30, at 7 p.m. This closure is necessary to repair concrete pavement at the intersection.

Williamson County

Traffic delays are expected starting Monday, July 23 in Marion at the intersection of Route 37 and Old Route 13.  According to IDOT crews will be a pavement patching project. Daily lane closures are expected. Message boards and sign will be in place to alert drivers. IDOT is advising drivers to find alternate routes around the project and delays are expected.

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.

Caldwell County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to ramp up construction work along Interstate 69 in Caldwell County starting June 2. The contractor has initially been working along the right of way with lane and shoulder restrictions for drainage work, guardrail upgrades, and other prep work leading up to pavement repairs and an asphalt overlay.  This work zone is along I-69 at Princeton from mile point 79.35 near the KY 2617/Old Fredonia Road Overpass extending through the KY 91 Exit 79 Princeton-Marion Interchange to mile point 82.934 about a mile north of the KY 293 Interchange, a distance of 3.58 miles. Pavement repairs are expected to start June 2, to be followed by milling on June 7 and asphalt paving starting around June 11. This next phase of work will increase construction activity along this work zone.  Some traffic shifts will be required from time to time to facilitate the work. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.  This work zone includes a strictly enforced 55 mile per hour work zone speed limit with enhanced enforcement. Rogers Group, LLC, is the prime contractor on this $3.7 million rehabilitation project.  The project has a target completion date of August 1.

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

KYTC plans to extend a closure along a section of KY 654 starting on Monday, July 23. It will be closed at mile point 3.55 to allow a large culvert to be replaced that carries a Branch of Mattoon Creek under the road. This closure point is along KY 654 just east of the Mattoon community between US 60 and Fishtrap Road. Weather permitting, KY 654 is expected to reopen at this site late in the day on Wednesday, July 25. There will be no marked detour. Drivers may self-detour via US 60 and KY 120.

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.

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.

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., CDT, 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.

Lyon County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along KY 93 at the entrance to the Eddyville Riverport in Lyon County starting Monday, Dec.11. This work zone at KY 93 mile point 14.475 in Lyon County is to allow construction of turn lanes at Port Authority Road.  This is along KY 93 between US 62 and KY 293 south of Eddyville.  Initial work starting Monday and continuing as weather allows will include extending of culverts to facilitate eventual widening of the roadway and other improvements along KY 93 at the Riverport entrance. Improvements at this site are designed to enhance safety while providing better truck access to the river port. Some lane restrictions may be required from time to time as construction ramps up.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The project has a target completion date of July 31, 2018.

Marshall County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Traffic Group is installing an AWF- Advance Warning Flasher at the US 641/KY 402 intersection in Southern Marshall County between Benton and Murray July16-21. The AWF provides motorists with an advanced indicator that a traffic signal is preparing to change from green to red phase.   This helps motorists to start slowing before they reach an intersection.  The AWF is being installed in response to complaints about motorists on US 641 running the red light at the KY 408 intersection just west of the Hardin Community. The AWF at the US 641/KY 402 intersection near Harding will be similar to the system installed at the intersection of US 60 and US 62 in McCracken County near the west end of the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge. The US 641/KY 402 intersection is at US 641 Marshall County milepoint 1.22 and KY 402 milepoint 8.076 just west of the Hardin Community. Approximately 11,400 vehicles travel through this intersection in an average day. This week motorists should be alert for a signal crew and their equipment is working in and around the US 641/KY 402 intersection to install signage and electrical connections required for the AWF.  Motorist should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The AWF- Advance Warning Flasher system should be fully installed and operational by the end of this week, weather permitting.

McCracken County

UPDATE on IDOT Lane Restrictions Planned along I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, KY, and Metropolis, IL. IDOT has sent an UPDATE advising that the start date for the night project on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge has been moved to Monday, July 23

Beginning Monday, July 9, the contractor working for the City of Paducah, Harper Construction, will be initiating concrete sidewalk and street repair work along Broadway between North 31st Street and Lone Oak Road.  This is the stretch of Broadway adjacent to the Coke Plant.  After the concrete work is complete, Jim Smith Contracting will begin asphalt resurfacing.  The work is expected to be completed by July 31, weather-permitting. During the street rehabilitation work, crews expect to keep one lane of traffic open and maintain access to businesses.  However, for the safety of the crews, drivers are urged to find an alternate route.  Please use caution, and watch for the work crews and traffic control devices.  During this construction period, please avoid parking curbside on any of the areas scheduled for rehabilitation. 

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.

Beginning Monday, July 16, 2018, the contractor will begin navigation and aviation obstruction lighting repairs on the bridge carrying I-24 over the Ohio River, weather permitting. This work will require nightly closure of the driving lanes in the eastbound and westbound directions from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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