Heartland road projects 6/25

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Heartland road projects 6/25

Missouri

Bollinger County

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route FF bridge over Cane Creek in Bollinger County. The bridge is located approximately 4.5 miles west of Route 51, southwest of Marble Hill, Mo. Construction could begin as early as summer 2019. As construction is underway, Route FF will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately 12 to 16 weeks during construction, weather permitting. A signed detour will be provided during construction. Maps, plans, and other information prepared by the Missouri Department of Transportation, or interested agency, will be available for public inspection and copying at the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Sikeston District office, 2675 N. Main Street, Sikeston, MO 63801. Any person affected by this project may request that a public hearing be held in regard to the proposed improvements. Requests for a public hearing shall be in writing and must be submitted to District Engineer Mark Shelton at P.O. Box 160, Sikeston, MO 63801, by November 21, 2018.

Butler County

Drivers on east and westbound Rout 60 in Butler, Carter and Shannon Counties should expect lane closures as contractor crews perform slope and drainage repairs. The project limits will extend from Route 67 in Poplar Bluff to Route E in Winona. As work is underway, Route 60 will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction at various locations. Short, temporary work zones will be set up within the project limits. Each work zone will be in place for several days before contractor crews move to the next location. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 13 through Monday, July 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cape Girardeau County

Utility work has required a portion of South Sprigg Street to close near Buzzi Unicem in Cape Girardeau, according to city officials. Ameren Missouri is working to rebuild a line damaged by recent storms. Work is expected to be finished by the end of the day on Tuesday, June 25, weather and unforeseen issues permitting. Barricades and detours are in place near the work. Motorists are asked to use caution in this, and all, work zones.

City of Jackson street crews now work throughout the city to re-stripe roads to improve visibility for drivers along the routes. Weather permitting, crews will be working through the end of June all across the city to ensure that all striping is re-painted throughout Jackson. For the safety of drivers and street department crews, drivers should use extreme caution while passing through any of the striping areas.

MoDOT says bridge repairs to the Route 74/Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge will take place Tuesday, May 28 through Monday, Sept. 16. Contractor crews will repair the metal joint connecting Route 74 to the bridge on the Missouri side. Contractor crews will repair the westbound lanes first, so head-to-head traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes. Once finished, traffic will be shifted to the westbound lanes while the eastbound side is repaired. Throughout the project, driving lanes will be reduced to a 12-foot width restriction. The Emerson Bridge goes over the Mississippi River into Illinois, located between Fountain St. and Levee Rd.

Route K will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, this will be Wednesday, May 1 through Monday, July 1. Work will take place between Route 25 and County Road 206 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Work between County Road 206 and Route 61/Kingshighway will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Carter County

Drivers on east and westbound Rout 60 in Butler, Carter and Shannon Counties should expect lane closures as contractor crews perform slope and drainage repairs. The project limits will extend from Route 67 in Poplar Bluff to Route E in Winona. As work is underway, Route 60 will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction at various locations. Short, temporary work zones will be set up within the project limits. Each work zone will be in place for several days before contractor crews move to the next location. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 13 through Monday, July 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dunklin County

MoDOT says contractors will soon begin work to replace the Route 53 bridge over Malarial Ditch. The bridge is located between Route J and County Road 101, just east of Butler/Dunklin County line. As construction is underway, traffic will use a temporary bypass with an 11-foot width restriction. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 8 through Monday, July 1.

Iron County

Beginning Friday, March 15 the bridge on N. Main St. in Ironton which goes over Knob Creek will be closed indefinitely.

Madison County

The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning to replace the Route C bridge over the St. Francis River in Madison County. The bridge is located 3.8 miles northwest of Saco, Mo. The new structure will be constructed east of the existing bridge. Constructing the new structure on a different alignment will allow the roadway to remain open during construction; traffic will use the existing bridge during this time. The project is expected to be let in June 2020. Construction could begin as early as Sept. 2020. Construction is expected to be underway for approximately six months. The new bridge will be wider than the existing structure and will eliminate the need for weight restrictions.

New Madrid County

Route AA will be reduced with a 9-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. This bridge is located over Route 60 in Sikeston, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, June 27 through Saturday, July 20 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The City of New Madrid says crews will be working to finish work that was scheduled to be done in trimming trees around power lines that was scheduled for 2019. They started on Wednesday, June 2, so expect them to be in parts of town over the next several weeks.

Also, the city said its 2019 street improvement program started on Wednesday, June 12. Construction at some intersections in town has already begun so a few intersections may be blocked. After concrete re-construction is completed, the asphalt overlays will begin. Streets that will see improvements include: Howard St., Ramsey Ln., Kingshighway (Pinnell to Scott), Powell St., Riley St./Hunter St. intersection, Hunter St., Vandevender/Hunter intersection, St. Peter and St. Paul.

Route AA in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over the North Cut Ditch. This bridge is located 5 miles north of Route 80, near Matthews, Missouri. This bridge is located between County Road 802 and County Road 807. Weather permitting, the bridge will close at 6 a.m. Monday, April 29, with completion anticipated on Thursday, Aug. 1.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route AA bridge over North Cut Ditch in New Madrid County. The bridge is located 5 miles north of Route 80, near Matthews, Missouri. The project is expected to be let in March 2019. Construction could begin as early as May 2019. As construction is underway, Route AA will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately eight to 12 weeks during construction, weather permitting.

The Missouri Department of Transportation would like your feedback on improvements to Interstate 55 in Scott, New Madrid and Pemiscot Counties. The project included resurfacing various locations. Click here to take part in a short survey.

New Madrid County

Route P in New Madrid County will be reduced with an 11-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge improvements. This bridge is located over Interstate 55. Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, July 13 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Pemiscot County

MoDOT is doing road construction on US Highway 61, starting from 4-way going North toward Howardville. Police say to please use caution when turning off of the side streets into 61. Traffic is down to one lane going North and South, with MoDOT workers directing traffic. To avoid any head-on collisions or any other accidents, please try to use a different route when traveling 61.

Perry County

Route 61 will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews remove and reconstruct the sidewalks through Perryille. Work will take place from Route 51 to Sutterer Place Road. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 10 through Thursday, Sept. 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

There will be lane restrictions in the are of Big Spring at Four D Ct. in Perryville for the rest of the week starting Tuesday, June 25. Public Works crews are working in the area.

Scott County

Route AA will be reduced with a 9-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. This bridge is located over Route 60 in Sikeston, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, June 27 through Saturday, July 20 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Route 77 will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over the North Cut Ditch, just north of Diehlstadt, Mo. This section of road is located between County Road 525 and County Road 352. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, July 1 through Monday, Sept. 30. There will be a signed detour to take Route D to Route N to Route NN back to Route 77/62.

Route 62 will be reduced with an 11-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform milling and overlay project. This section of road is located between Route 61 to Route AA and Route H. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 10 through Thursday, Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.

Route 61 in Scott and New Madrid Counties will be reduced with an 11-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform milling and overlay. This section of road is located between Calvary Drive in Sikeston and Route 61 in Sikeston. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, June 10 through Thursday, Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.

Shannon County

Drivers on east and westbound Rout 60 in Butler, Carter and Shannon Counties should expect lane closures as contractor crews perform slope and drainage repairs. The project limits will extend from Route 67 in Poplar Bluff to Route E in Winona. As work is underway, Route 60 will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction at various locations. Short, temporary work zones will be set up within the project limits. Each work zone will be in place for several days before contractor crews move to the next location. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 13 through Monday, July 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stoddard County

Route CC will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 114 and Route HH. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Open to local traffic only.

Route DD will be closed as contractor crews replace a bridge. This bridge is located over Spring Creek between County Road 593 and County Road 372 near Vanduser, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 3 and reopen on Friday, Sept. 6.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route T bridge over Turkey Creek in Stoddard County. The bridge is located approximately 1.9 miles west of Route 51, near Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. Construction could begin as early as summer 2019. As construction is underway, Route T will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately eight to 12 weeks during construction, weather permitting. A signed detour will be available as construction is underway. Maps, plans, and other information prepared by the Missouri Department of Transportation, or interested agency, will be available for public inspection and copying at the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Sikeston District office, 2675 N. Main Street, Sikeston, MO 63801. Any person affected by this project may request that a public hearing be held in regard to the proposed improvements.

St. Louis County

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

Illinois

Alexander County

Part of Illinois Route 3 near Gale, Illinois closed at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 and will remain closed until further notice due to water on the road.

Grapevine Trail between McClure and Lindsey Cemetery in Alexander County Illinois is closed due to flooding, according to EMA as of Sunday, June 2. Please do not driving around the barricades on through the water.

Beginning Monday, June 17 at 7 a.m. the southbound ramp on-ramp to I-57 from Route 3 will be closed. The closure is expected to last three weeks for pavement replacement work. A marked detour will be in place to direct drivers to access I-57 southbound via Route 37 near mounds.

Franklin County

IDOT says crews will begin adding an additional lane to I-57 starting Monday, April 1. The work will stretch from mile post 57 to mile post 65 in Franklin and Williamson counties. The project will expand 4.4 miles of I-57 to add an additional lane in each direction. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction of I-57 during night construction operations. The project includes earthwork, HMA pavement, HMA resurfacing, erosion control, traffic control and protection, guardrail, seeding, underdrains, pavement markings, signage and rumble strips. IDOT says the work will be finished by July 2020.

Jackson County

Due to water main construction, Oakland Avenue at the intersection of Oakland and Chautauqua in Carbondale will be closed to traffic Monday, June 3 until work is complete. Access to private drives will be maintained.

Due to Ameren repairs, Sycamore Rd in Carterville, Illinois (between N Division and Hafer Rd) will be closed Friday June 21 as well as the week of June 24-28

Jefferson County

Beginning Tuesday, May 28, eastbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane approximately 2 miles West of Exit 69 at Woodlawn for bridge repair work. To avoid delays, drivers are urged to use an alternate route.

Johnson County

Beginning Monday, July 1 traffic will be reduced to one lane on U.S. 45 just south of Illinois Route 146. Traffic will be controlled by temporary light signals and will have a width restriction of 12 feet four inches. According to IDOT crews will be removing and replacing the bridge over the Little Cashe Creek.

Massac County

IDOT would like to alert drivers on IL 169 of the upcoming construction. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 17 at 7 a.m. The contractor will begin shoulder work on the eastbound and westbound lanes of IL 169 between IL 37 and US 45. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers.

Beginning Monday, April 1, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on I-24 from mile-post 34 to mile-post 36 in Metropolis due to a bridge construction project. Drivers will be using a crossover while crews construct a new bridge in the eastbound lanes. Local traffic will also be affected. Drivers using Country Club Rd. will also be reconstructed withing the work zone. Country Club Rd. will be reduced to one lane and closed during construction of the structures. Weather permitting, the project is expected to last through Nov. 15, 2019.

Pulaski County

IDOT would like to alert drivers on IL 169 of the upcoming construction. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 17 at 7 a.m. The contractor will begin shoulder work on the eastbound and westbound lanes of IL 169 between IL 37 and US 45. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers.

Union County

IDOT reopened Rt. 127 South of Alto Pass at 9 a.m. Friday, April 19. A temporary runaround controlled by signals is in place. Drivers are urged to slow down when driving through the area. Crews closed the stretch of road last month to deal with water underneath the road. Officials say they’ll start working on permanent fix this summer.

Nighttime lane closures on Illinois 146 through Anna are set Tuesday, May 28 for pavement repairs and resurfacing. Periodic closures of side roads and parking will be necessary. The work is expected to take about two months.

White County

Beginning Tuesday, April 23, Interstate 64 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between milepost 130 at Grayville and Indiana milepost 1. IDOT said the lane closures are necessary for crews to make repairs, milling and resurfacing of the Wabash River Bridge. To avoid delays, drivers are urged to seek an alternate route.

Williamson County

On Monday, April 1, weather permitting, IDOT crews will begin the next phase of the I-57 Expansion Project. From mile post 57 to mile post 65 in Williamson and Franklin Counties crews will be adding an additional lane to the southbound and northbound lanes of I-57. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction of I-57 during night construction operations. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution through the work zones. The proposed work for the project includes earthwork, HMA pavement, HMA resurfacing, erosion control, traffic control and protection, guardrail, seeding, underdrains, pavement markings, signage, and rumble strips. IDOT says the work will be finished by July 2020.

Kentucky

Calloway County

US 641 in Calloway has been chosen as a preferred alternative route for reconstruction. The project is focused on improving safety and mobility along US 641 between the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line at mile marker 0 and Clarks River Bridge at mile marker 5.6 just south of Murray, Ky. Improvements along U.S. 641 from the Clarks River Bridge into the south edge of Murray are part of a separate project. The Calloway County Fiscal Court was awarded a $23 million federal BUILD Grant for the reconstruction and widening of U.S. 641 from the Kentucky-Tennessee line to the Clarks River Bridge south of Murray, Kentucky. U.S. 641 will be reconstructed to a new four-lane highway that meets current design standards. In addition to improving safety for daily commuters, completion of the new highway is expected to improve economic development opportunities by connecting Murray and Calloway County to Paris, Tenn., and to I-40 on to the south.

Carlisle - Graves Counties

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded $331,142 in discretionary funds to the Graves County Fiscal Court for the replacement of a vital bridge on Bethel Church Road that connects Graves and Carlisle counties. The bridge replacement on Bethel Church Road connects Bethel Church Road in Graves County (CR 1425) with CR 1026 in Carlisle County Road. Construction is expected to begin spring 2019.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane along a section of KY 80/Fancy Farm Road in Carlisle County on June 20. The contractor will be placing an asphalt overlay along KY 80/Fancy Farm Road from milepoint 9.970 at the KY 1377 intersection near the Milburn community extending eastward to the 15 mile marker at the Carlisle/Graves County Line, a distance of just over 5 miles. Placing an overlay along this section of KY 80/Fancy Farm Road is expected to take about 3 to 4 working days to complete. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $476,384 highway improvement project. The target completion date is July 1.

Crittenden-Caldwell Counties

Once the new southern intersection is completed, the contractor plans to move to the north connecting point where New US 641 meets the exiting roadway south of Marion near the 5 mile marker in Crittenden County for some additional work. The contractor plans to place an asphalt driving surface at the northern connection, remove a temporary traffic diversion, and restore the connection to Coleman Road. However, due to cold weather coming in, the northernmost connection between New US 641 and the existing roadway won’t be able to be completed until the Spring of 2019. Homeowners near the north end of the existing roadway will connect to New US 641 via Campbell Lane or Weldon Road. Residents of the Crayne Community may access New US 641 via Crayne Cemetery Road to head northward into Marion. Once New US 641 is opened to 2-lane traffic later this week, all crossroad connections along the new route will be active and fully functional. These crossroads, which include Campbell Lane, Weldon Road, Crayne Cemetery Road, Lloyd Road, Lilly Dale Road, as well as the new southern intersection near Fredonia, will provide connectivity between the new roadway and the existing roadway. During construction of New US 641, motorist traveling through the work zone corridor on cross roads have pretty much ignored stop signs at intersections. When New US 641 opens to 2-way traffic later this week, motorists should obey stop signs, use extra caution, and be prepared to encounter cross-traffic traveling at 55 miles per hour. Motorists should be aware of changes in traffic flow opening of the new highway will bring to southern Crittenden County. Appropriate caution is required. The contractor and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide timely notice when construction of the new connecting point between New US 641 and the existing roadway are completed near Fredonia and New US 641 is opened to 2-way traffic between Marion and Fredonia.

Hickman County

KYTC is planning an extended closure along a section of KY 2206 in Hickman County starting on Thursday, May 30. KY 2206 will be closed at mile point 0.662 to allow construction of a new bridge over the Cane Creek Fork of Obion Creek. This closure is along KY 2206 between KY 703 and Rebiel Road. The project has an Aug. 1, 2019 target completion date.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid official announced $358,018 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on three roadways in Hickman County. The Hickman County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.

Resurfacing work will address:

• Grubbs Road (County Road 1032) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 2.524

• Countyline Road (County Road 1017) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 1.546

• McWhorter Road (County Road 1007) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 1.062

Marshall County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora Monday afternoon on June 17. The contractor plans to shift two-way traffic onto the westbound lanes of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake starting this afternoon to allow the placement of an epoxy urethane waterproofing overlay along the eastbound lanes of the bridge deck. This is expected to be the final round of work that started back in April. This deck waterproofing work along the eastbound lanes is expected to take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting. The contractor will also be completing waterproofing work along the eastbound lanes of the Lagoon Bridge along the western shoreline of Kentucky Lake. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge throughout the work. Motorists should be aware of message boards and traffic control signage as they approach this work zone. To improve safety in the work zone, the US 68/KY 80 intersection at the west end of the bridge corridor near Kenlake State Resort Park will continue to be a 4-Way Stop for the duration of the project.

Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and utility personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

A KYTC contractor plans to shift traffic along the US 62 work zone between I-24 Calvert City Exit 11 and the US 62/US 641 Interchange near the Kentucky Dam Village State Park on Wednesday, June 12. Starting some time during the day on Wednesday, traffic will be shifted over to a section of the multi-use trail along the project area. This will allow the contractor to complete roadway realignment and elevation work along the eastbound lanes of US 62. This project runs along US 62 from about mile point 8.8 at the I-24 Exit 27 Interchange westbound ramps extending eastward to about mile point 10.8 near the US 62/US 641 Interchange, a distance of about 2 miles. The project includes widening the roadway travel lanes, a center turn lane, decorative median landscaping and a multi-use trail that will interconnect with trails in Calvert City and at Kentucky Dam Village. Work started on July 9 and, as of June 10 is about 35 percent complete. The target completion date is Nov. 30.

On Wednesday, June 5, eastbound lanes of I-24 will have a work zone lane restriction extended from the 52 mile marker to the 60 mile marker, a distance of about 8 miles. The crew removing damaged concrete pavement along I-24 eastbound was extended so the demolition portion of the work can keep ahead of the concrete finishing crew that plans to start work on Monday. This work zone will be shortened starting around the middle of next week as sections of new concrete are poured and have time to cure. The work zone will be removed for the July 4 holiday and crews will be back for a couple of weeks of work in July to finish the project.

A KYTC contractor plans to restrict traffic to one lane in each direction on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora starting on Monday, June 3. Two-way traffic will be established on the eastbound lanes of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake starting around 8 a.m. on Monday to allow the placement of an epoxy urethane waterproofing overlay along the westbound lanes of the bridge deck. This is a continuation of work that started back in April. The waterproofing work along the westbound lanes is expected to take about seven to nine days to complete. The contractor will then shift traffic to allow a waterproofing overlay to be placed along the eastbound lanes. Work along the westbound lanes is also expected to take about 7-9 working days to complete. To improve safety in the work zone, the US 68/KY 80 intersection in the west end of the bridge corridor near Kenlake State Resort Park will become a 4-way stop for the duration of the project.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that Phase 4 of a project on the U.S. 68/KY 80/Eggners Ferry Bridge/Kentucky Lake Bridge, originally scheduled for Friday, May 3, will begin Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. As described below, motorists should detour via U.S. 68 to Interstate 24.

The project will progress in six phases and is expected to be complete by Saturday, June 22.

Phase 1 - Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m.Crews will close the eastbound bridge and convert the westbound bridge to two-way traffic to perform prep work on the eastbound bridge.

Phase 2 - Friday, April 26 overnight crews will close the eastbound and westbound bridge for 18-24 hours.

Phase 3 - Sunday, April 28 at 10 a.m. Crews will close the westbound bridge and convert the eastbound bridge to two-way traffic to perform prep work on the westbound bridge.

Phase 4 - Friday, May 3 overnight. Crews will close the eastbound and westbound bridge for 18-24 hours.

Phase 5 - Monday, June 3 at 10 a.m.Crews will close the eastbound bridge and convert the westbound bridge to two-way traffic to apply waterproof epoxy to the eastbound bridge.

Phase 6 - Monday, June 10 at 10 a.m.Crews will close the westbound bridge and convert the eastbound bridge to two-way traffic to apply waterproof epoxy to the westbound bridge.

During the 18-24 hour closures of U.S. 68-Kentucky Lake Bridge, motorists are advised to detour via U.S. 68 to Interstate 24. Motorists should expect delays and avoid the route if possible. Drivers should slow down and use extra caution when traveling through the work zone.

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.

McCracken County, KY

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along the US 60 work zone near Kentucky Oaks Mall at Paducah starting Tuesday night, June 18. Weather permitting, the contractor plans to shift traffic to the outside lanes along the US 60 work zone between Coleman Road and New Holt Road at Paducah to allow work along the median area. This traffic shift is expected to start Tuesday night, June 18th and may continue into Wednesday night and possibly Thursday night until complete. Motorists who regularly travel US 60 through this work zone should be alert for personnel making traffic control changes required to facilitate this traffic shift. Motorists should also be alert for changes in traffic flow that the traffic shift may create along the work zone. Appropriate caution is required. Moving traffic to the outside lanes will allow the contractor to start placing new median curbing along this section of US 60/Hinckleville Road. Again, this work zone traffic shift is expected to take place starting Tuesday night June 18, with traffic control changes continuing during the overnight hours for or a couple of nights. As a reminder, this work zone extends along US 60/Hinkleville Road from Holt Road at milepoint 10.130 running eastward through the mall shopping area, through the I-24 Paducah Exit 4 Interchange to near the Coleman Road Intersection at milepoint 10.981. Left turns along this work zone are restricted to signalized intersections only. The contractor has been working mainly at night to help minimize traffic disruptions. However, as construction activities have ramped up, daytime and weekend work has become more common. Lane restrictions are in place during working hours at various locations along the project. Appropriate signage is in place to guide motorists. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of ongoing construction activity and use appropriate caution when traveling US 60/Hinkleville Road through this work zone. As part of the construction process, US 60 and ramps at the I-24/US 60 Paducah Exit 4 Interchange will be closed for several weeks this summer starting sometime after the July 4th Independence Holiday. The contractor and KYTC Engineers are working on a strategy to shorten the length of the closure. Engineers anticipate being able to supply a start date for that closure about two weeks in advance, along with a map to assist with motorists with detour routes. Jim Smith Contracting, of Grand Rivers, Ky., is the prime contractor on this $9,179,425 highway improvement project. Work on the DCD interchange and other improvements are expected to be completed by sometime in November.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of Coleman Road on the south leg of the intersection with US 6/Hinkleville Road starting Monday morning, June 10. Coleman Road will be closed at the south edge of US 60/Hinkleville Road near the Burger King Restaurant to facilitate ongoing construction of a Double Diamond Crossover Interchange along US 60 through the I-24 Paducah Exit 4 Interchange. Coleman Road will be closed at this site south of US 60 starting around 6:30 a.m., CDT, on Monday, June 10. Drivers seeking to access businesses along the frontage road near this closure have an alternate access point near the O’Charley’s Restaurant. See map below:

Closure of Coleman Road South of US 60 Intersection in Paducah starting Monday Morning, June10 (Source: KYTC)
Closure of Coleman Road South of US 60 Intersection in Paducah starting Monday Morning, June10 (Source: KYTC)

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists and businesses of a planned five-week closure of U.S. 60 and its connecting ramps at the Interstate 24/U.S. 60 Paducah Exit 4 interchange starting Monday, July 8. The closure of U.S. 60 and connecting ramps will allow for construction of final connecting points for a new Double Crossover Diamond interchange to increase road capacity and improve safety. Mainline I-24 traffic through the interchange will remain open, but ramps and U.S. 60 through the interchange will close with a marked detour via the I-24/KY 305 Paducah Exit 3 interchange. Work will take place between James-Sanders Boulevard and Coleman Road, but access will be maintained to businesses on each side of the interchange. During the work, traffic will be detoured to the I-24/KY 305 Paducah Exit 3 interchange. Traffic seeking to connect to U.S. 60 East to get to businesses near Exit 4 and into Paducah will detour via Charter Oak Drive and Coleman Road. Motorists seeking to connect to U.S. 60 West and businesses near the west side of the Exit 4 interchange will detour via KY 998/Olivet Church Road and New Hold Road to reconnect with U.S. 60 near Kentucky Oaks Mall. U.S. 60 and ramps at the Paducah Exit 4 Interchange are required to reopen by August 12.

I-24 main line traffic to remain open while interchange work underway (Source: KYTC)
I-24 main line traffic to remain open while interchange work underway (Source: KYTC)

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close James-Sanders Boulevard on the south leg of the intersection with US 60 in the I-24/US 60 Paducah Exit 4 Interchange work Zone starting Monday, June 3. The contractor plans to close James-Sanders Blvd on the south leg of the US 60 Intersection starting at 6 a.m., CDT, Monday, as part of ongoing construction of the Double Crossover Diamond Interchange along US 60. James-Sanders Boulevard is expected to remain closed to all traffic at this site for approximately one week. This closure of the south leg of James-Sanders Blvd is near the Five Star BP Convenience Store, Panera Bread, Arby’s, and Pear Tree Inn. Again, this closure of James-Sanders Blvd is expected to be in place for about one week. Motorists may self-detour through side streets. As a reminder, this is part of a larger work zone that extends along US 60 from Holt Road at milepoint 10.130 running eastward through the mall shopping area, through the I-24 Paducah Exit 4 Interchange to about the Coleman Road Intersection at milepoint 10.981. This work zone includes a median barrier wall to restrict left turns to signalized intersections only. The contractor has been working mainly at night to help minimize traffic disruptions. However, as construction activities have ramped up, daytime and weekend work has become more common. Lane restrictions are in place during working hours at various locations along the project. One lane will remain open at all times for each direction of travel. Appropriate signage will be in place to guide motorists. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the work area. As part of the construction process, the I-24/US 60 Paducah Exit 4 Interchange will be closed for several weeks this summer starting sometime after the July 4th Independence Holiday.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 1954/Husbands Road in southern McCracken County starting Monday, June 10. KY 1954/Husbands Road will be closed at milepoint 0.768 to allow the bridge over Bottom Ditch to be replaced. This closure is along KY 1954/Husbands Road about 7/10ths of a mile north of the KY 348/Hardmoney Road intersection. There will be a marked detour. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $398,462 bridge replacement project. The target completion date is Nov. 1.

Trigg County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed KY 272/Old Canton Pike and KY 1062/Maple Grove Road at the intersection with US 68/KY 80 in Trigg County. KY 272/Old Canton Pike and KY 1062/Maple Grove Road are closed to allow placement of a culvert and completion of connections to the New US 68/KY 80 Corridor at this site. KY 272/Old Canton Pike and KY 1062/Maple Grove Road are expected to remain closed at this site for about three weeks. There is a marked detour via KY 1075/Old Dover Road. Existing US 68/KY 80 will remain open to traffic at this intersection.

On Wednesday, June 5, eastbound lanes of I-24 will have a work zone lane restriction extended from the 52 mile marker to the 60 mile marker, a distance of about 8 miles. The crew removing damaged concrete pavement along I-24 eastbound was extended so the demolition portion of the work can keep ahead of the concrete finishing crew that plans to start work on Monday. This work zone will be shortened starting around the middle of next week as sections of new concrete are poured and have time to cure. The work zone will be removed for the July 4 holiday and crews will be back for a couple of weeks of work in July to finish the project.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans milling and paving along sections of KY 126, KY 274, and KY 525 in Trigg County starting Tuesday, May 14. Motorists should be alert for work zone lane restrictions for milling and paving at the following locations in Trigg County:

  • KY 126/Buffalo-Cerulean Road from the KY 128 intersection at milepoint 0.0 extending northward to the KY 124 intersection at milepoint 2.23, a distance of 2.23 miles.
  • KY 274/Rockcastle Road from the Little River Bridge at milepoint 3.14 extending northward to Rabbit Ridges Road at milepoint 4.43, a distance of 1.29 miles.
  • KY 274/Rockcastle Road from Crisp Road at milepoint 5.01 extending northward to Parkview Shores Road at milepoint 6.10, a distance of 1.09 miles.
  • KY 525/New Hope Road from the KY 164 intersection at milepoint 0.0 extending northward to Casey Creek Bridge at milepoint 2.52, a distance of 2.53 miles.
  • KY 525/New Hope Road from the intersection with New Hope Church road at milepoint 5.44 extending northward to Brant Drive at milepoint 5.98, a distance of 0.54 miles.
  • KY 525/New Hope Road from just south of Meador Cemetery Road at the 8 mile marker extending northward to KY 139/South Road at milepoint 9.37, a distance of 1.37.

Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers when these work zones are active. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Rogers Group is the prime contractor on this $806,225 group paving project which includes just over 9 miles of new pavement. Weather permitting, milling and paving for this group project is expected to take about 2 weeks to complete.

A section of KY 139/South Rd. will be closed starting Monday, June 3. The closure is along KY 139/South Rd. between Ky 525/New Hope Rd. and KY 272/Canton Pike. The closure could take 60 days. Crews will be rehabilitating and replacing the deck on the Burge Creek Bridge. Target completion of the project is Aug. 31.

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