Heartland road projects 10/18

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Heartland road projects 10/18

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.

Cape Girardeau County

The City of Cape Girardeau is alerting drivers about repairs on Mount Auburn which could affect traffic. Between Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 25, Mount Auburn traffic will remain open in both directions as lanes are closed or shifted for repair work in the 600 and 700 block of North Mount Auburn. Repairs are due to recent Ameren gas line installation.

The northbound lane of North Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau will be closed starting Monday, Oct. 21 between Independence and Themis streets. Work should be complete within three days, weather permitting. The southbound lane will remain open and drivers should use caution near workers. Northbound traffic detours will be posted directing traffic east via Independence, north on Frederick St. and returning to Sprigg via Themis St. This street repair work is resulting from recent water system repairs.

Beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 a section of Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau will be closed to vehicle traffic at the intersection of Broadway and Fountain Streets south to the intersection of Fountain and Themis Streets. This area will be open to foot traffic for the Old Town Cape, Inc. Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and events.

The City of Jackson announced temporary road construction on Greensferry Road starting on Tuesday, October 15. It is anticipated to be finished by Friday, October 18, weather pending. Work will be from the intersection of N. Hope Street and continuing east beyond the intersection of Eastview Ct. Improvements will be performed in two sections. It will consist of milling operations to remove a portion of the surface of the road and applying a new overlay of asphalt pavement. The area will be limited to local traffic only, with access to all driveways in the area. However, the residents are asked to not park their vehicles on the street during this time. The work area is expected to be mobile between the two sections. Detour signs will be posted informing drivers of the preferred route to avoid the work area and will be relocated during the different phases of the construction.

A temporary road closure was scheduled for Grandview Drive starting on Monday, Oct. 14 and lasting until Friday, Oct. 18 during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting. Crews will be working to install an upgraded water line with service line connections. This construction is part of the Water System Facility Improvements Project, for which bonding capacity was voted for by the citizens in 2014 to increase the flow of water to fire hydrants in the event of emergencies. Also included in the construction will be the repaving of the street in the areas that were cut for installation of the water main and services. While crews are working, the road will be limited to local traffic only, with access to all driveways in the area. However, the road will be opened for through traffic during hours of non-construction. Residents are asked to no park their vehicles on the street during construction operations. Detour signs will be placed in the area.

Maintenance work is planned on Greensferry Road from the intersection of Jennifer Drive and continuing north toward the Jackson city limit line. The project will repair and rehabilitate the pavement on Greensferry Road. Flaggers will be stationed on both sides of the project area and will help in signaling drivers through the work zone. The construction will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 2 and is anticipated to be finished by Friday, Oct. 18. This project includes rehabilitating the portion of Greensferry Road from North Hope Street to Eastview Court.

City of Cape Girardeau says AT&T will start a daily closure on Wednesday, Sept. 25 on the eastbound lane of Broadway between Ellis St. and N. Sprigg St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The daily closures are expected to last about one week depending on work and weather conditions. Detours will be available and drivers are urged to take an alternate route.

Temporary construction detours will be placed along Old Cape Road in Jackson, Mo. starting on Monday, September 23. Contracted construction crews will be working to make new service line connections to the new water line main previously installed during the first phase of the construction project. Also included in the construction will be the repaving of the street in the areas that were cut for the installation of the waterline main and services. This construction is part of the Water System Facility Improvement Project, for which bonding capacity was voted for by the citizens in 2014 to increase the flow of water to fire hydrants in the event of emergencies. The temporary construction detours will start near the intersection of Old Cape Road and S. Shawnee Blvd. and move west with the area of construction. The detours are anticipated to be only during weekdays and only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Local traffic and residents within the construction area will still have access to their residences during this time. Weather pending, these detours are anticipated to last approximately two weeks. The detour routes will be marked and citizens are urged to be aware of and follow all posted signage. Motorists are also encouraged to avoid this area of construction when possible.

Route 61 will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement improvements. The project limits will extend from I-55 at Fruitland, Mo. to Route 25. Improvements will be completed in three phases. Contractors will first extend the right turn lane at Route D. During the next phase of the project, crews will repair the pavement from Interstate 55 to Madison Street in Jackson, Missouri. A detour will be available for southbound traffic as work is underway from Route D to Madison Street. The final phase of the project will include resurfacing from Interstate 55 to Route 25. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, July 29 through Friday, Nov. 1. During this multi-phase project, crews will work at various times – including overnight as necessary.

Outer Road 55/Larch Lane will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road with asphalt. This section of road is located between Route 61 near Fruitland, Mo. to County Road 434. Weather permitting, crews will work on Wednesday, July 17 through Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Iron County

Route 72 will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews build a new bridge over Stouts Creek, located east of Arcadia, Mo. The new bridge will be built north of the existing structure. As construction is underway, temporary traffic signals will be in place to allow one-lane traffic to utilize the existing structure. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, July 25 with completion anticipated on Sunday, Dec. 15.

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.

Mississippi County

Route 80 in Mississippi County will CLOSE as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. The section of roadway is located from Route AA to County Road 515. Weather permitting, work will be performed Monday, Oct. 21 through Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Northbound I-57 will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between mile markers 10 and 12. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Nov. 15 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County

Routes AA in Scott and New Madrid Counties will be reduced with an 8-foot width restriction as contractor crews mill and overlay the roadway. This section of roadway is located from Route 62 in Miner, Missouri to Route 80 in Matthews, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 23 through Sat., Oct. 19 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Perry County

Contractor crews will be working to improve sidewalks on state routes in Altenburg and Frohna at the following locations: Route C in Perry County from Route A in Altenburg to Saxon Memorial Dr. in Frohna and Route A in Perry County from Route C in Altenburg to just east of Industrial Dr. in Frohna. Weather permitting, work will start on Thursday, Oct. 24 and continue to Friday, Nov. 15. Work will occur between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. throughout the week, with occasional work on Saturdays.

Scott County

Contractor crews will repair the pavement at the Interstate 55/57/US 60 cloverleaf interchange in Sikeston, located at mile marker 66 in Scott County. As work is underway, drivers should anticipate ramp closures with signed detours available. Ramp closures will include:

  • Ramp from northbound I-55 onto northbound I-57 will be closed from 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 through 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, weather permitting
  • The ramp from northbound I-57 onto northbound I-55 will be from 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 through 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, weather permitting.
  • The ramp from southbound I-55 onto northbound I-57 will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 through 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, weather permitting.
  • The ramp from northbound I-55 onto westbound US 60 will be closed from 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 through 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, weather permitting.
  • The ramp from southbound I-57 onto southbound I-55 will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 through 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 weather permitting.

Route N will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews replace a box culvert. Travelers can expect various lane closures, with the use of temporary traffic signals. This section of road is located just east of Route K near Scott City. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Nov. 15.

Routes AA in Scott and New Madrid Counties will be reduced with an 8-foot width restriction as contractor crews mill and overlay the roadway. This section of roadway is located from Route 62 in Miner, Missouri to Route 80 in Matthews, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 23 through Sat., Oct. 19 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Stoddard County

Route 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route 91 in Advance to Route Z in Bernie. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Oct. 21 through Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., including weekends as necessary.

Contractor crews will improve the intersection of Route 25 and Route Y in Bloomfield, Missouri, located in Stoddard County. A turn lane will be added on Route 25, along with acceleration and deceleration lanes. Additionally, crews will overlay the intersection. As work is underway, a 12-foot width restriction will be in place. Contractor crews will also overlay Route Y from Route 25 to the Chester Sub Railroad crossing. As work is underway, an 11 foot width restriction will be in place. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Nov. 1 from 7 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.

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

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, under drains, pavement markings, signage and rumble strips. IDOT says the work will be finished by July 2020.

Jackson County

The City of Carbondale, Illinois will receive over $1.5 million to install a roundabout and bicycle lanes, and enhance pedestrian access and crossings. The total of the funding grant is $1,587,155. IDOT chose the Chautauqua and McLafferty roads roundabout project for local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding. This is expected to improve traffic safety at this intersection. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in late summer of 2020.

Jefferson County

Beginning Monday, Sept. 16 northbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane near milepost 91. This is South of Mt. Vernon. According to IDOT, the lane reduction is for bridge repair work. The repairs are expected to last six weeks.

Massac County

IDOT is alerting drivers of upcoming ramp closures at the New Columbia/Big Bay Interchange. Starting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, weather permitting, the southbound exit ramp and the northbound entrance ramp will be closed at the New Columbia/Big Bay Interchange of I-24 for bridge repairs. Work includes joint reconstruction, deck repairs, overlay removal and replacement, bearing replacement and substructure repairs. The work is expected to last about 5 weeks.

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.

Williamson County

The Williamson Co. Highway Department says due to unforeseen circumstances, Grassy Road closure will start on Oct. 1. It will be closed for 30 days to allow for the reconstruction of the bridge just west of Route 148. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

The intersection of Morgan Avenue and North Carbon Street in Marion will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 for approximately 90 days to complete the installation of a new roundabout at the intersection. Detours will be posted.

IDOT announced an upcoming pavement reservation project on the eastbound lanes of Illinois 13 that will start July 11, weather permitting. The work zone will be before Main Street on the east edge of town to east of Crab Orchard Road. The project consists of micro-surfacing, bump removal and fiber-modified asphalt crack sealing. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during the day for the pavement preservation project.

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

Ballard County

At a Ballard County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $124,000 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Cane Creek Road, South Garrett Road, Stough Lane, and Pine Lane. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures.

Resurfacing work will address:

  • Cane Creek Road (County Road 1241) — resurfacing 0.4 miles
  • South Garrett Road (County Road 1305) — resurfacing 0.7 miles
  • Stough Lane (County Road 1233) — resurfacing 0.3 miles
  • Pine Lane (County Road 1057) — resurfacing 0.6 miles

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 the intersection of KY 473/Gage Road and Mosstown Road (CR 1127) north of the Gage community in southeastern Ballard County will be closed. The closure is to allow crews to reconfigure the intersection from a Y to a T intersection. The closure of the intersection is expected to remain in place for about 3 months (The target completion date is December 1, 2019). The Buchanan Road intersection just to the east of the KY 473/Gage Road intersection with Mosstown Road will remain open and provides an alternate route.

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.

Crittenden County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans milling to be followed by asphalt paving along a section of KY 120 in eastern Crittenden County starting Saturday, October 19, 2019. Milling and paving along KY 120 runs from mile point 8.162 near the Cave Springs Road intersection at Deanwood extending eastward through the Y intersection with KY 139 to mile point 12.299 at the KY 132/Fishtrap Road intersection. This includes KY 120 between Marion and Providence known as Shady Grove Road and Providence Road. Milling of intersection connecting edge points is expected on Saturday to be followed by the start of asphalt paving on Monday, October 21. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic. Rogers Group is the prime contractor. Paving along this section of KY 120 is expected to take about a week to complete, weather permitting.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 135/Tolu-Carrsville Road in Crittenden County during daylight hours on Thursday, October 17, 2019. KY 135/Tolu-Carrsville Road will be closed at mile point 4.8 west of the Tolu community to allow repairs to a large base failure. This daytime closure is along KY 135 about halfway between KY 297/Elizabethtown Ferry Road and KY 723. KY 135 will be closed starting at approximately 8 a.m., Thursday, immediately after the morning school bus run. The roadway at this site is expected to reopen to traffic around 2:30 p.m., on Thursday. There will be no marked detour. However, motorists may self-detour via KY 297 and KY 723.

The Crittenden County Road Department has closed the Hughes Branch Bridge on Cotton Patch Road by order of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The bridge is located on Cotton Patch Road Immediately off of KY 654 West of the Mattoon community in the heart of the Crittenden County Amish Community. The bridge was ordered closed due to the load rating of the bridge structure. The bridge had previously been restricted to a 3-ton load limit. The Hughes Creek Bridge on Cotton Patch Road was already scheduled for replacement as part of the Bridging Kentucky Program with a December bid date. Crittenden County Judge-Executive Perry Newcom and KYTC engineers have initiated efforts to expedite construction of a new bridge. KYTC personnel are working with the Crittenden County Road Department to place signage and message boards to alert the public to the closure. Cotton Patch Road provides a short-cut between KY 654 and nearby Riverview Park at the end of KY 387 in northern Crittenden County. Many families use Cotton Patch Road to pull campers and boats to the popular camping and fishing spot on the Ohio River. The Transportation Cabinet is the bridge inspection agency for all publicly owned bridges in Kentucky. All bridges get a detailed inspection every two years with long-span river and lane bridges getting an extra walk-through inspection annually.

Graves County

As a reminder, a contractor for P&L Railroad has closed a section KY 849/Boaz Road in the Boaz community of Graves County at mile point 10.87. KY 849/Boaz Road is closed at mile point 10.87 to allow railroad crossing upgrades. This closure is along KY 849/Boaz Road between McNeil Road and KY 994/McCracken County Road. The closure is 3.2 miles east of the KY 849 intersection with U.S. 45. KY 849/Boaz Road Road closed at this site around 8 a.m. on Oct. 14. This closure for rail crossing upgrades is expected to be in place through Friday, Oct. 18. There will be a marked detour. The contractor, P&L Railroad, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide timely updates as work progresses at this location.

A contractor for P&L Railroad plans a daytime closure for rail crossing work on KY 121/the Dick Castleman Bypass in Mayfield on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The KY 121-Bypass will be closed at mile point 8.764 in Mayfield to allow follow-up work on a rail crossing just east of the U.S. 45/Paducah Road intersection. The KY 121-Bypass is expected to be closed at this site from approximately 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. Following work on the crossing in late-August, some asphalt within the crossing has settled. On Thursday, the contractor will be digging out and repacking asphalt in and around the crossing to provide a smoother ride.

P&L Railroad also plans rail crossing upgrades at other locations around the region in coming weeks.

While the dates are still tentative, motorists and businesses should be prepared for state highway closures at the following locations and times:

  • KY 818 in eastern Lyon County to close mile point 5.733 starting September 23 to allow rail crossing upgrades, immediately south of the Dulaney Road intersection
  • KY 726/Kelly Road in western McCracken County to close at mile point 6.424 starting about September 30, just south of the KY 725/Woodville Road intersection
  • KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road in western McCracken County to close near the 5 mile marker starting about October 7, just south of the Heath community and KY 725/Woodville Rd intersection
  • KY 849/Boaz Road in the Boaz community of Graves County to close at mile point 10.87 starting about October 14

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of Central Road in Graves County starting Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Central Road will be closed at the construction corridor for the New KY 80 Bypass along the south edge of Mayfield. The contractor will adjust the elevation of Central Road and install appropriate drainage for a new intersection as part of ongoing construction. Central Road is expected to remain closed at this site for approximately one week. There will be no marked detour. When Central Road reopens around August 23 traffic will be running on a gravel surface while work continues along this section of the New KY 80 Mayfield Bypass. Construction of the New KY 80 Bypass runs along the south edge of Mayfield from KY 303 extending westward to connect to Interstate 69 at the Mayfield Exit 21 interchange. Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $14.2 million project. The target completion date for the KY 80 Mayfield Bypass is Nov. 15, 2020.

Hickman County

On Monday, October 14, 2019, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will plan an extended closure along a section of KY 2569 in Hickman County. The road will be closed at the 0.0 mile point to the 1.445 mile point in Hickman County. The extended closure is on KY 2569, between the Hickman-Fulton County Line and U.S. 45.They are going to replace a cross drain and work on other drainage issues. There will not be a marked detour. Drivers should self-detour via U.S. 45, KY 307, and Holland Lane.

Lyon County

P&L Railroad plans rail crossing upgrades at locations around the region in coming weeks. While the dates are still tentative, motorists and businesses should be prepared for planned state highway closures at the following locations and times:

  • KY 726/Kelly Road in western McCracken County to close at mile point 6.424 starting about September 30, just south of the KY 725/Woodville Road intersection
  • KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road in western McCracken County to close near the 5 mile marker starting about October 7, just south of the Heath community and KY 725/Woodville Rd intersection
  • KY 849/Boaz Road in the Boaz community of Graves County to close at mile point 10.87 starting about October 14

There will be a marked detour at each of these locations. The contractor for P&L Railroad will attempt to provide timely updates as this tentative portion of this work schedule firms up.

Marshall County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans work to replace a bridge over Smith Creek along KY 1949/Wadesboro Road in Marshall County starting during the week of Monday, Sept. 23. KY 1949/Wadesboro Road has been closed since August of 2018 when KYTC inspectors found a number of issues with the Smith Creek Bridge at mile point 7.3. During a routine check of the bridge, inspectors found that a load substantially over the posted 6-ton load limit had damaged beams on the bridge sub-structure, forcing it to be closed. Starting this week, a contractor will remove the old bridge and begin construction of a new bridge at the site. Construction of the new bridge is expected to take about 60 days to complete, weather permitting. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $1,845,467 group bridge replacement project. This contract includes bridge replacement projects at 3 other locations to be scheduled at a later date. Truckers are required to take note of bridge load limit signs placed at the end of all restricted bridges and avoid crossing structures with loads that are above the posted capacity. This project is part of the Bridging Kentucky Program that seeks to replace or rehabilitate 1,000 critical bridges across the Commonwealth over about six years. For more information, go to www.bridgingkentucky.com.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans shoulder restrictions for brush cutting around panel signs along Interstate 69 in Marshall County. At most locations the work can be completed with a shoulder closure only. Motorists should be alert for equipment and vehicles along the shoulder area at various locations along I-69 between the I-24/I-69 Exit 25 interchange and the U.S. 641 Benton Spur. The contractor will be active on weekdays anytime weather allows. This brush cutting project could take about 60 days to complete, weather permitting. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance 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.

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

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said pavement sealing work along routes in McCracken County starting this week.

Concrete curb and gutter work along a closed a section of U.S. 45/Joe Clifton Drive in the Carson Park area of Paducah that started September 3 is progressing slower than expected. The target completion date for the roadway rehabilitation project is being extended by two weeks to Saturday, October 26, 2019. U.S. 45/Joe Clifton Drive (28th Street) remains closed from the Jefferson Street intersection at mile point 10.343 extending northward to the intersection with Laclede Avenue/H.C. Mathis Drive at mile point 10.802 for major roadway rehabilitation. Through a cooperative agreement with the City of Paducah, there is a marked detour via Jefferson Street, 21st Street, and U.S. 60-Business/Park Avenue. Local access is being maintained via side streets. Monroe Street, Madison Street, Harrison Street, Clay Street, and Trimble Street will also continue to be closed where they intersect the U.S. 45/Joe Clifton Drive construction zone. Once the rehabilitation work is completed, the traffic configuration along this section will be reworked. Two outside bike lanes will be added with one travel lane in each direction and a center turn lane. This new traffic configuration will provide wider travel lanes, improve traffic flow, and improve safety by reducing the number of rear-end crashes. About 12,500 vehicles travel this section of U.S.45/Joe Clifton Drive in the Carson Park area in an average day. Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $1.2 million highway improvement project. Again, the target completion date is now October 26, 2019.

A contractor for P&L Railroad plans close a section of KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road in western McCracken County starting Monday, October 7, 2019. KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road will be closed near the 5 mile marker starting Monday, October 7, to allow rail crossing upgrades. This closure along KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road is just south of the Heath community and the KY 725/Woodville Rd intersection. KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road is expected to close at this site around 7 a.m., CDT, on Monday, October 7. This closure for rail crossing upgrades is expected to be in place for about five days. There will be a marked detour. The contractor, P&L Railroad, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide timely updates as work progresses at this location. P&L Railroad also plans rail crossing upgrades at the following location in coming weeks: KY 849/Boaz Road in the Boaz community of Graves County to close at mile point 10.87 starting about October 14. The contractor for P&L Railroad will attempt to provide timely updates as this tentative portion of this work schedule firms up.

As a reminder, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone at the intersection of KY 473/Gage Road and Mosstown Road (CR 1127) north of the Gage community in Ballard County starting Tuesday, September 3. This work zone at KY 473/Gage Road mile point 1.7 is to allow the intersection with Mosstown Road (CR 1127) to be reconfigured from a Y intersection to a T intersection to improve safety. This project will require some grade and drain work. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic. About 100 vehicles pass through this intersection in an average day. Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $768,831 highway improvement project. The target completion date is December 1, 2019.

KYTC planned an extended closure of KY 994/Old Mayfield Road in southern McCracken County starting on Monday, Aug. 26. KY 994/Old Mayfield Road will be closed at mile point 2.27 to allow construction of a new bridge over a branch of Bottom Ditch. This extended closure is along KY 994/Old Mayfield Road just north of the Fremont Community between the Railroad Crossing and the KY 1288/Lebanon Church Road intersection. There will be a marked detour via KY 348, KY 1014/Houser Road, and KY 1288/Lebanon Church Road. KY 994/Old Mayfield Road may be closed at this site for up to 90 days. The target completion date for all work at the site is November 30, 2019.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans night milling followed by night paving along U.S. 60 in the Interstate 24 Paducah Exit 4 Double Crossover Diamond work zone starting Friday, Aug. 23. This work zone extends along U.S. 60 from Holt Road at mile point 10.130 running eastward along the mall shopping area, through the I-24 Paducah Exit 4 Interchange to about the Coleman Road Intersection at mile point 10.981. A milling crew plans to be active all along the work zone between New Holt Road and Coleman Road starting Friday night and continuing nightly except Sunday for about 3 to 4 nights. On Saturday night the milling crew will attempt to work in areas with the least potential to impact traffic going to and from the McCracken County-Paducah Tilghman Football game. The milling work will be followed by night paving expected to start Tuesday night, August 27, continuing for about 3 or 4 nights until complete. As paving of the final driving surface along the entire work zone and through the DCD progresses, a paint truck will rework the traffic striping to the final configuration. Motorist should be alert for lane restrictions and frequent changes in the work zone traffic configuration required to facilitate this overnight milling and paving process. This work schedule is weather dependent. The contractor and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide timely updates as the work progresses. Approximately 28,500 vehicles travel U.S. 60 through this work zone in an average day. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers, Ky., is the prime contractor on this $9,179,425 Double Crossover Diamond construction project. The target completion date is Nov. 20.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a work zone lane restriction on the U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland on Thursday, Aug. 1. This work zone lane restriction is to allow the contractor to repair guardrail along the bridge deck. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers from approximately 8 a.m. to about mid-afternoon, Thursday. This work is scheduled on a weather permitting basis. As a reminder, the U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge has a reduced load limit.

The load limits on the bridge are:

• Type 1: 17 tons—Two axle single unit trucks

• Type 2: 18 tons—Three axle single unit trucks

• Type3: 20 tons—Four axle single unit trucks

• Type 4: 32 tons—Five axle SEMI trucks

• Single Unit Vehicle with five axles: 22 tons

• Single Unit Vehicle with 6 axles: 22 tons

• Single Unit Vehicle with 7+ axles: 24 tons

The new load rating represents a three to eight ton reduction for most truck classes. The load limit is posted at each end of the bridge structure. KYTC engineers are planning a repair project with the goal of returning the bridge to a normal 40-ton load limit. The U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland, also known as the Lucy Jefferson Lewis Memorial Bridge and the Smithland Bridge, is at U.S. 60 Livingston County mile point 12.697. The 1,817 ft. through truss structure was opened to traffic in 1931. The U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland is at Cumberland River navigation mile point 2.7. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is in final design phase for construction of a new bridge immediately downstream from the existing structure. The new $45 million bridge is expected to be ready for bidding in February 2020 with construction expected to take about two years to complete.

A KYTC contractor plans to close a section of KY 339/Clinton Road starting on Monday, August 12. It will be closed at 7 a.m. at McCracken Co. mile point 5.387 to allow construction of a new bridge over Massac Creek. This closure is along KY 339 between Gum Springs Road and Gatewood Drive. Message Boards have been placed near the Massac Creek Bridge to alert the public to the start date for this extended closure. There will be a marked detour. The target completion date is November 15.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to reopen ramps at the Interstate 24 Paducah Exit 4 interchange during Thursday morning Aug. 8 – ahead of schedule. Ramps at the busy I-24/U.S. 60 interchange have been closed since July 8 to allow final construction along the ramps, and asphalt paving at connecting points for a new Double Crossover Diamond being constructed along U.S. 60. Motorist should be prepared to encounter changes in traffic flow once the new DCD configuration is completed and the reconstructed ramps are opened at the Exit 4 interchange. Once the Exit 4 ramps are opened Thursday morning, KYTC engineers remind motorists that the work zone will continue to have active construction in coming weeks. The DCD is designed to improve safety and traffic flow along U.S. 60 by eliminating conflict points for left-hand turns. It also improves flow by eliminating a phase at each traffic signal along the DCD. Approximately 28,500 vehicles travel U.S. 60 through the Exit 4 interchange each day. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers, Ky., is the prime contractor on this $9,179,425 Double Crossover Diamond construction project. The target completion date is Nov. 20, 2019.

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.

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