Heartland road projects 11/30

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Heartland road projects 11/30

Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

I-55 traffic shifts at the diverging diamond interchange site between Cape Girardeau and Jackson start as early as Friday, November 20. Construction of the southbound I-55 bridge is nearing completion. Following the traffic shift, contractors will start work on the northbound I-55 bridge. Weather permitting, the process of shifting traffic from northbound I-55 to southbound I-55 will start Friday. As the traffic controls are set, the southbound traffic will be shifted to one southbound lane. Once all traffic controls have been set, northbound traffic will be shifted during the week of Nov. 30. All interstate ramps will be open to right turn movements only. Route 61/Kingshighway traffic will not be impacted.

Old Sprigg Street Rd. will be closed beginning on November 2. Crews will be working on a culvert replacement project in the 2000 block. The road closure is expected to last 6 to 8 weeks, depending upon weather and working conditions.

Iron County

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

Mississippi County

Starting Monday, November 30, the US 60/62 bridge at Cairo will close for bridge repairs. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31. Message boards will be in place to alert drivers about alternate routes, such as U.S. 62 West, Interstate 57 and Ill. Route 3.

Pemiscot County

Southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 17 and mile marker 16, near Hayti. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Nov. 30 through Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Northbound and southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 13-foot width restriction as MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 18 and mile marker 20 near Hayti, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Dec. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Scott County

Business U.S. 61 will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad. This section of road is located between Route M (Main Street) and Greer Street, in Scott City. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, Dec. 3 with completion anticipated Tuesday, June 1. A signed detour will be in place. The bridge was included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Illinois

Alexander County

Starting Monday, November 30, the US 60/62 bridge at Cairo will close for bridge repairs. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31. Message boards will be in place to alert drivers about alternate routes, such as U.S. 62 West, Interstate 57 and Ill. Route 3.

Franklin County

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.

Johnson County

Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, weather permitting, IDOT says there will be repairs to the bridge carrying Illinois 37 over the Cache River just south of West Vienna that will require lane closures starting at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. The bridge repairs should be completed by Dec. 1. Drivers should be aware of the 11′ - 6″ width restriction, reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 crews will be making repairs to bridges on Rte. 147 over various creeks from the Pope County line to 2.4 miles west of Simpson. The repairs will require lane closures that will begin at 7 a.m. At each bridge there will controlled signals to direct traffic. There will also be width restrictions for the following bridges: Max Creek 10′-6″, Cedar Creek 10′-6″ and Bay Creek 9′-2″. Bridge repairs should be complete by Dec. 1, 2020.

Williamson County

IDOT says starting on Monday night, Oct. 5, 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 July 2021.

Kentucky

Calloway County

KYTC established a work zone lane restriction along KY 94 on Tuesday, November 17. This lane restriction along KY 94 at the 11.4 mile marker is to allow joint work on the Clayton Creek Bridge. This is along KY 94 at the east edge of Murray. Drivers should be prepared for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal around the clock until the work is completed. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The target completion date is Dec. 2.

Beginning the week of Monday, Nov. 18 crews will be working along a 1-mile section of U.S. 641 at the south edge of Murray. This is from the intersection with U.S. 641-Business/Glendale Road extending southward to the Clarks River Bridge. The work is the first phase of the project reconstructing U.S. 641 from Murray to the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line near Hazel. As work progresses in the coming weeks preparations will begin for culvert work. The contractor anticipates maintaining two travel lanes throughout the 2-year construction process. Some intermittent periods of one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers may be required. The target completion date on this first phase is December 1, 2020.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans a daytime closure of KY 2075/North 4th Street at the U.S. 641 intersection at the north edge of Murray on Monday, November 30, 2020. KY 2075/North 4th Street will be closed immediately at the U.S. 641 intersection to allow construction of a new right-turn lane. KY 2075 will be closed at the site starting at approximately 7:30 a.m., CST, on Monday. The roadway is expected to reopen to traffic around 4:00 p.m., CST. There will be no marked detour. During the closure on Monday, motorists may self-detour via U.S. 641-Business/Chestnut Street and U.S. 641/North 12th Street. This new 300 ft. turn lane starting near Robert Miller Road is designed to improve traffic flow by making it easier for KY 2075 northbound traffic to turn north onto U.S. 641. The Calloway County Highway Maintenance Crew will complete most of the work with assistance from a contractor. There may be a brief closure and/or lane restriction at the site on Tuesday or Wednesday to allow paving of the new turn lane to complete the project. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

Graves County

he Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has extended a closure of KY 1124 in Eastern Graves County to Friday, December 4, 2020. KY 1124 is closed at the 2.7 mile marker to allow the replacement of a culvert that carries a branch of Vulton Creek under the roadway. This closure is along KY 1124 immediately west of the Usher Road intersection. There is no marked detour. However, motorists may self-detour via KY 564 and KY 80. The existing Vulton Creek Culvert is being replaced with a pre-fabricated aluminum culvert. While substantial progress has been made on the installation of the new culvert, weather has delayed efforts to backfill around the new culvert. The work was expected to be completed in about two weeks. However, weather delayed the completion of the new culvert. Weather permitting, the target completion date is now Friday, December 4, 2020.

Construction on the R-Cut at the U.S. 45/ KY 408 intersection north of Mayfield will halt on Thursday, Nov. 19 for the winter months. Work zone restrictions have been removed. The contractor plans to return in the spring to complete the project-- mainly work in the median.

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.

Marshall County

A KYTC contractor is planning asphalt paving along the U.S. 641 work zone in downtown Benton starting on Friday, Nov. 13. This work zone runs from mile point 7.89 near the Town Creek Bridge extending northward through downtown Benton to mile point 8.824 at all KY 348/5th Street intersection, a distance of about 8/10ths of a mile. It includes all of the one-way sections along Main Street and Poplar Street in Benton. The contractor will try to maintain entrances and access for businesses and homes along the work zone. However, entrance closures will be required during the paving process. The crew will be working during daylight hours along about a 4-5 block section of the work zone at a time. There will be no on-street parking in the downtown area while milling and paving crews are active. The paving of base courses of asphalt along the entire work zone is expected to take about two weeks to finish.The target completion date for all work on the project is June 1, 2021.

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