Heartland road projects 9/24
Here are road projects going on in the Heartland. Drive safely!
MoDOT plans to replace the westbound Business 60 (Pine Street) bridge over the Black River and Union Pacific railroad in Poplar Bluff. Pedestrian facilities will be included in the new bridge structure. During construction, westbound traffic will be shifted to head-to-head configuration on the eastbound bridge. Riverview Drive and B Street will be closed during construction. Depending on traffic patterns, it may also be necessary to close 2nd Street. In addition, parking will not be allowed underneath the bridge along Riverview Drive during construction. The project is expected to be let in Feb. 2022 with construction beginning as early as spring 2022. Completion is anticipated by summer 2023.
Route M will be reduced to one lane with a 10.5-foot width restriction as contractor crews replace several culverts under the road. This section of road is located between County Road 462 and Township Line Road near Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, June 23 through Monday, Nov. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Business U.S. 60 (West Pine Blvd.) will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform roadside work. This section of road is located between Business U.S. 60/67 (Westwood Blvd.) and Second Street in Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Oct. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Missouri Route 80 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews improve sidewalks in East Prairie, Mo. This project is part of MoDOT’s initiative to bring road facilities into compliance with the current standards of the American with Disabilities Act. This section of road is located between Route 105 and Shelby Road. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
U.S. Route 61 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. This section of road is located between County Road 411 and Main Street in Old Appleton. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 23 through Monday, Sept. 27 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
MoDOT will install flashing yellow arrows at I-55/Route AB interchange (Exit 91) in Scott City. The improvements include updating the signals at the northbound and southbound ramps, as well as at the I-55 outer road. A flashing yellow arrow means left turns are permitted, but drivers must yield to oncoming traffic. The new signals will be activated on Monday night, Oct. 4, weather permitting.
Route E will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews replace a culvert under the road. This section of road is located between County Road 567 and County 565. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Business U.S. 60 will be reduced to one lane as maintenance crews perform roadside work. This section of road is located between North Sassafrass to North Catapla Street in Dexter. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Sept. 27 through Thursday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.
MoDOT says contractors will repair the pavement at the Interstate 55/U.S. Route 62 interchange (Exit 67) in Miner. As work is underway, the southbound I-55 on and off ramps will be closed overnight. Weather permitting, the ramps will be closed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 and will reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. A signed detour will be in place.
Beginning Monday, June 22, there will be road construction activity on IL 14 from the Hamilton/Franklin County Line near Macedonia to west of the Ewing Road due to mine subsidence. Contractor personnel will be onsite making temporary repairs to the roadway and permanent repairs will be ongoing throughout the completion of the mine subsidence which is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Motorists will encounter uneven pavement and bumps throughout the duration of the subsidence. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and controlled by flaggers intermittently throughout the work zone. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert the motoring public of any change in road conditions. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone. To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route.
IDOT will reduce Illinois 149 (Walnut Street) to one-way eastbound traffic between 7th Street and the intersection of Illinois 127/Illinois 13 starting on Monday, Sept. 27 at 7 a.m. Westbound traffic on Illinois 13 will be reduced to one lane near the Big Muddy Bridge and must continue north to Illinois 13/127. A marked detour will be in place to direct traffic. The project involves complete replacement of concrete pavement at the intersection of IL 149 (Walnut St.) and IL 127 (South 5th St.) It’s expected to be finished by Oct. 15.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. railroad crossing near the U.S.51 (N. Chestnut) and Rte. 149 (Hurst Rd.) intersection in De Soto will be closed to traffic. Crews from the Canadian National Railway Company will be making repairs. No traffic will be permitted through the intersection. Repairs are expected to be finished on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.
IDOT said road work on I-24 will start on Monday, March 22. Work includes bridge repairs, bridge approach slabs, patching, surface removal, hot mix asphalt binder and surface course, hot mix asphalt shoulders, guardrail and pavement markings along the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-24 from the Johnson/Massac County line to the Ohio River, mile post 24 to mile post 39. Eastbound and Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at various locations with a max width of 14-feet, 3-inches. Work is expected to be finished Nov. 15, 2022.
Highway 15 (Forest Road) will be closed 3 miles north of the Garden of the Gods entrance beginning Monday, Sept. 13. A detour will be available. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert drivers about the closure. Crews will be reconstructing a bridge. The road is expected to reopen on Friday, Oct. 29.
IDOT announced lane reductions on IL 13 west of Harrisburg. Starting on Monday, August 30, weather permitting, crews will be converting the IL 13/Carrier Mills Road intersection west of Harrisburg to a restricted crossing u-turn intersection, adding a turn lane and resurfacing of the eastbound and westbound lanes of IL 13. This will be from the Williamson County line to W. Poplar Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane. Work includes earthwork, pavement patching, asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings.
IDOT announced upcoming lane closures starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, weather permitting. There will be construction on the bridge carrying Illinois 142 over Indian Creek that will require lane closures. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. The work is expected to last until June 15, 2022. Drivers should be aware of the 10-foot, 8-inch width restriction, reduce speed, be alert for equipment and workers and use extreme caution in the work zone.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers on IL 37 south of Marion of upcoming lane closures starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, weather permitting. There will be bridge deck repairs on the structure carrying IL 37 over Crab Orchard Creek that will require lane closures. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. Drivers should be aware of the 15′-0″ width restriction, reduce speed, be alert for equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.
IDOT says starting on Tuesday, July 6, weather permitting, there will be construction on I-57 from Old Illinois 13 in Marion (exit 53) to Johnston City (exit 59) that will require lane closures starting at 7 p.m. The contractor will work nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Work includes pavement patching, pavement removal and replacement at underpasses, milling, resurfacing and pavement markings. Work is expected to be finished in mid-October.
KYTC says a bridge deck overlay project will begin Tuesday, Sept. 7. The project is on the KY 293 bridge over Interstate 69 and will be restricted to one lane. Temporary signals will be utilized for traffic control while work is addressed. The right lane will be closed for about 2 weeks, with the lane closure then reversed for closure of the left lane. The project is expected to take 30-40 days.
Lane restrictions on I-69 between KY 293 and Longbreak Road/KY 2613 will begin on Thursday, Aug. 5. The maximum lane width will be 14 ft. Outside closures are for both northbound and southbound lanes. Crews will be making repairs on the roadway. The project scheduled for completion this fall.
A KYTC contractor is planning asphalt paving along sections of KY 774/Coldwater Road and KY 2594/Industrial Drive starting on Thursday, Sept. 23. KY 774/Coldwater Road will be closed from KY 121 intersection at mile point 0.0 extending southeast to mile point 0.483 at the KY 748 and KY 1327 intersection at Five Points. KY 2594/Industrial Drive and Chestnut Street will be closed from KY 94 at mile point 0.0 extending north and westward to U.S. 641-Business at mile point 0.798. Weather permitting, the target completion date is Oct. 1.
The Murray Water Department plans to close a section of KY 94/Main Street in downtown Murray starting Thursday, June 10. This closure of KY 94/Main Street between 7th Street and 8th Street is to allow a water main repair. KY 94/Main Street will be open to local traffic only between KY 2594/Industrial Road and U.S. 641/North 12th Street. Passenger vehicles and trucks should detour via U.S. 641/North 12th Street, U.S. 641-Business/Chestnut Street, and KY 2594/Industrial Road. The duration of this closure is unknown.
Contractors plant to clear trees and brush, demolishing structures within the construction corridor on U.S. 641 in southern Calloway County around March 1, weather permitting. Construction signage on side roads will be the first indication that work is about to start. Most of the work will involve the construction of culverts and bridges and other activities that will have no impact on traffic along existing U.S. 641. The project will finish Kentucky’s section of a corridor from I-69 at Benton to Paris, Tenn., and I-40 to the south. It’s scheduled for completion in summer 2023.
The KYTC Carlisle County maintenance crew will close a section of KY 1022 on Monday, September 27. It will be closed near the 3 mile marker to allow a cross drain to be replaced. This closure is along KY 1022 immediately south of the Stanley Road (CR 1315) intersection and about a half-mile north of the KY 1741 intersection. The site is expected to be closed at 7:30 a.m. on Monday and reopen around 2 p.m. on Monday. There will be no marked detour. Drivers may self-detour via KY 1741, KY 123 and U.S. 51. They said some finish work at this site could carry over into Tuesday with one lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Drivers should be aware that cross drain replacement sites along this section of KY 1022 are being covered with a temporary cap and allowed to settle before a more permanent surface is applied.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet placed a 3-ton load limit on the KY 1129 Brush Creek Bridge on Thursday, August 26. The Brush Creek Bridge at KY 1129 mile point 7.696 is now restricted to a 3-ton load limit after an inspection found deterioration of the bridge substructure. Signs indicating the new load rating will be erected as soon as possible. The 3-ton load limit restricts the bridge to vehicles no heavier than a passenger vehicle or pickup truck. The Brush Creek Bridge is along KY 1129 between McClellan Road and KY 239. In coming weeks KYTC District 1 engineers will be conducting a further evaluation of the bridge substructure to determine if it can be repaired or should be replaced. On some maps, Brush Creek is listed as Rush Creek at this site.
KYTC and Graves Co. Road Dept. closed Martin Road at the Obion Creek Branch Bridge on Friday, April 3. It was closed after an inspection found additional deterioration of the bridge substructure. Martin Road (County Road 1214) runs between KY 303 and KY 83 just south of the Cuba community. The bridge is near the south end of Martin Road at mile point 0.5. The bridge is closed until further notice. This will likely be a long-term closure.
A KYTC contractor plans to start construction of the new Bowles Creek Bridge at KY 80 mile point 2.9 on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The KY 80 Bowles Creek Bridge near the Hickman-Carlisle County line just northeast of Columbus has been closed since Feb. 7, when a routine inspection found deterioration of the bridge structure. During the safety check, inspectors noted that loaded SEMI trucks were continuing to cross the bridge in violation of a previously posted 3-ton load limit. The target completion date is Nov. 24. A marked detour will remain in place during construction of the new bridge. Approximately 350 vehicles travel this section of KY 80 in an average day.
A daytime lane and load width restriction on the KY 453 Canal Bridge will be in place on Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Sept. 30. This work zone lane and 8 ft. load width restriction is to allow crews to inspect, in detail, the bridge structure near the Lyon-Livingston County line at the northern entrance to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Restrictions will go into effect each day between approximately 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some delays are possible.
The extended closure of KY 1824/Old Murray Road, about 1/2 mile north of the KY 402 intersection in Hardin has been delayed to possibly Friday, Oct. 1. Crews will be rebuilding the Peggy Ann Creek Bridge, also referred to as Ellison Creek area. Completion for the structure will be set once a start date set. There will not be a marked detour. However, drivers may self-detour by taking each end of KY 1824 to KY 402 or U.S. 641.
KYTC will establish a work zone along U.S. 62 starting on Monday, Aug. 23. This will run from mile point 0.0 at the Marshall-McCracken Co. line to mile point 7.2 at the KY 95 intersection in Calvert City. The project includes construction of a center turn lane through Possum Trot, and a left turn lane for U.S. 62 at the KY 1523/Industrial Parkway intersection to assist with traffic heading into the Calvert City Industrial Area. The target completion date is July 31, 2022.
A KYTC contractor is expected to start a 4-month push to complete curb and concrete pavement work along U.S. 641 through downtown Benton. This work zone along U.S. 641 runs from mile point 7.98 near the Town Creek Bridge northward through downtown Benton to mile point 8.824 at the KY 348/5th Street intersection, a distance of about 8/10th of a mile. It includes all of the one-way sections along Main Street and Poplar Streets in Benton. Due to the high level of activity starting around Thursday, July 22, drivers are asked to use an alternate route, if possible. Crews will be working during daylight hours along a four to five-block section of the work zone at a time. There will be no on-street parking in areas with construction activity. The target completion date for all work on the project was extended to November 15.
KYTC plans an eastbound work zone along I-24 at Paducah on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22-23. Drivers should be alert for a work zone lane restriction for concrete pothole patching near the 7 mile marker at the U.S. 45 Exit 7 overpass. The eastbound work zone is expected to go up around 8 a.m. on Wednesday and remain up until some time late in the day on Thursday, Sept. 23. KYTC said the bridge crew will be using high-strength concrete to patch a persistent pothole on the overpass approach. Eastbound drivers on I-24 should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the Exit 7 interchange. All eastbound traffic will move to the left hand or passing lane in this work zone.
ATMOS Energy plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one-lane on U.S. 60-Business/The I-24 Business Loop in downtown Paducah from South Fourth Street and South Third Street starting Wednesday, Aug. 25. Outbound traffic from the downtown area heading to Paducah’s Southside will be restricted to one lane between Washington Street and Oscar Cross Avenue. The work zone includes the intersections with Clark Street and Adams Street. ATMOS Energy anticipates work on natural gas lines along this 4 block area will continue until around October 1.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a westbound traffic shift for the U.S. 62/Blandville Road work zone in Western McCracken County on Tuesday, June 22. Westbound traffic on U.S. 62 will be shifted to the center turn lane near the KY 998/Olivet Church Road intersection at the end of the existing 4-lane to help facilitate ongoing construction activities.. This work zone to extend the existing 4-lane westward along U.S. 62/Blandville Road runs from the KY 998/Olivet Church Road intersection to the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. This is along U.S. 62 between mile point 7.851 and 8.8, a distance of about 1 mile. This work zone has a strict 35 mph work zone speed limit with an enhanced police presence. Motorists should be alert for flaggers at multiple locations along this work zone. Appropriate caution is required 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 $7.7 million project, which includes construction of new bridges across Massac Creek. The target completion date is December 1, 2022.
A KYTC contractor will shift traffic to a new restricted crossing u-turn (R-Cut) at the U.S. 60 intersection with KY 726/Kelley Road on Wednesday, June 23. The intersection is at McCracken County U.S. 60 mile point 3.429 and KY 726 mile marker 5. The R-Cut will require all through-traffic and vehicles planning to turn left from KY 726/Kelley Road to make a right turn, then transition to a median turn-lane to make a controlled u-turn to turn left or to return to the other side of KY 726. Vehicles on U.S. 60 will use a dedicated left-turn lane into KY 726/Kelley Road after yielding to oncoming traffic. The contractor plans to continue work on an r-cut along U.S. 60 at the nearby KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road intersection before announcing a traffic shift for that intersection at a later date. The target completion date is September 30.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet successfully completed a work zone shift for westbound traffic on I-24 in western Kentucky. The traffic shift includes a long-term closure of the I-24 westbound exit ramp at the KY 139 Cadiz-Princeton Exit 56 Interchange. The westbound exit ramp at Exit 56 will remain closed for the duration of the project due to the placement of a median crossover near the interchange. Signage directs westbound motorists seeking to reach KY 139 at Exit 56 to detour via the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 ramp to reach KY 139 at Cadiz. Again, the westbound exit ramp at Exit 56 will remain closed for the duration of the project. The KY 139 Exit 56 westbound entry ramp and both eastbound ramps are open. With the westbound traffic shift completed, 2-way is now running along the eastbound lanes from mile point 64.5 to mile point 56.5. A concrete barrier wall separates the two traffic lanes. The traffic shift is to allow the contractor to replace 10 miles of concrete pavement along the westbound lanes in Trigg and Caldwell Counties. This work zone has a strictly enforced 55 mph speed limit with an enhanced police presence. Truckers should be aware of maximum load widths in the work zone – 15 feet for eastbound vehicles and 12 feet for those going west. With 2-way traffic is established along the eastbound lanes, the contractor immediately started removing concrete along the westbound lanes. This work zone runs from the 69 to 51 mile marker through parts of Trigg, Caldwell, and Lyon counties. The section with 2-way traffic and centerline barrier covers about 10 miles of that. A section of the westbound pavement repair work from the Trigg-Christian County line near the 69 mile marker to the U.S. 68 Cadiz-Hopkinsville Exit 65 interchange will be completed with lane restrictions using construction barrels only. The target completion date is Dec. 15.
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