Heartland road projects 7/10

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Heartland road projects 7/10

Missouri

Butler/Carter/Howell/Shannon Counties

Contractor crews will soon begin work to repair slopes along U.S. Route 60 in Howell, Shannon, Carter and Butler Counties. The project will extend from Business 60 in Willow Springs, Mo. to U.S. Route 67 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Drivers should anticipate short lane drops and shoulder closures along Route 60. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, July 20 through Tuesday, Sept. 1, including weekends as necessary.

Cape Girardeau County

Southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement improvements. This section of road is located between mile marker 95 in Cape Girardeau to mile marker 80 near Benton. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 1 to Friday, October 1 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The City of Jackson says the second phase of construction work for the new roundabout at the intersection of E. Main St. and Shawnee Blvd. is finished and phase three will start on Monday, May 4. The temporary traffic signals will remain in place for phase three. Access to southbound S. Shawnee Blvd. from eastbound E. Main St. will not be available for the remainder of the project. Traffic on E. Main St. will be diverted onto the newly constructed portion of the roundabout; however, only one lane of traffic will be allowed through the intersection at a time. This will remain in place until the project is finished, which is anticipated for July pending weather delays. Citizens are asked to avoid this intersection by finding alternate routes, if possible.

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.

Mississippi County

Westbound U.S. Route 60 in Mississippi and New Madrid Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 57 in Mississippi County to Route 61 in New Madrid County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, June 25 through Saturday, July 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Route 62 will be reduced as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between I-57 and the U.S. 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 13 through Friday, July 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County

Westbound U.S. Route 60 in Mississippi and New Madrid Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 57 in Mississippi County to Route 61 in New Madrid County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, June 25 through Saturday, July 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Contractor crews will soon begin working to improve westbound U.S. Route 60 in New Madrid and Stoddard Counties. The project includes bridge and pavement repairs from Route 61 in Sikeston to Route WW in Dudley. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, October 30, including overnight. Improvements will be completed in various locations on Route 60 and drivers should anticipate a lane reduction with a 12-foot width restriction within each work zone.

Perry County

Route B will be reduced with a 9-foot width restriction as contractor crews widen the shoulder and repave the roadway. This section of road is located from National Guard Drive to the Cape Girardeau County line. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 13 to Sunday, Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Scott County

Missouri Route 91 will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over Drainage Ditch #291. This section of road is located between Route CC and County Road 447. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, June 29 with completion anticipated Friday, Oct. 16. A signed detour will be in place.

Southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement improvements. This section of road is located between mile marker 95 in Cape Girardeau to mile marker 80 near Benton. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 1 to Friday, October 1 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Route 91 in Scott and Stoddard Counties will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over drainage ditch 35. This bridge is located between County Road 447 and County Road 385. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 11 at 6 a.m. and reopen on Monday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. The bridge is included in Gov. Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Route ZZ will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over drainage ditch 4. This bridge is located between Route BB and Rose Parkway, near North Main Street in Sikeston. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Sunday, May 10 at 6 a.m. and will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Ste. Genevieve County

Route Y overpass over Interstate 55 will be closed as contractor crews complete bridge repairs. This section of road is located at Exit 157 in Bloomsdale, Mo. The on and off ramps will remain open. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Sunday, July 12 with completion anticipated on Monday, Aug. 17. A signed detour will be in place.

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.

Stoddard County

Route Z will be closed as contractor crews replace the Little River Drainage Ditch bridge. This section of road is located between County Road 783 and County Road 789, near LaValle, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, July 6 with completion anticipated on Friday, Aug. 14. A signed detour will be in place.

MoDOT contractor crews will begin work to improve Route F in Stoddard County. The project includes pavement repairs from Route 60 to Route J. Weather permitting, work will be underway Monday, June 22 through Monday, July 13, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Improvements will be completed in various locations on Route F, and drivers should anticipate a lane reduction with a 10-foot width restriction within each work zone.

Route 91 in Scott and Stoddard Counties will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over drainage ditch 35. This bridge is located between County Road 447 and County Road 385. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 11 at 6 a.m. and reopen on Monday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. The bridge is included in Gov. Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Contractor crews will soon begin working to improve westbound U.S. Route 60 in New Madrid and Stoddard Counties. The project includes bridge and pavement repairs from Route 61 in Sikeston to Route WW in Dudley. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, October 30, including overnight. Improvements will be completed in various locations on Route 60 and drivers should anticipate a lane reduction with a 12-foot width restriction within each work zone.

Illinois

Alexander County

Following discussions about the traffic impact of the extended work zone, construction activity along a nearly 2-mile section of the Kentucky approach levee has been halted while engineers consider several options. However, deck work on the U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge will resume on Wednesday, June 10. Starting Wednesday morning, the U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge that connects Kentucky and Illinois will be restricted to one lane traffic with a maximum 8 ft.-6 inch load width to allow deck maintenance and joint work. Truckers should be aware of the 8 ft. 6-inch maximum load width. Trucks will only have 6 inches of clearance on each side in the work zone. All trucks over 8 ft. 6-inches wide should seek an alternate route. This work zone will be in place around the clock until around October 1. Motorists and truckers should be prepared to encounter a 750 ft. section of one-lane traffic near the Illinois end of the bridge with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal. Traffic delays are likely, particularly during peak travel periods. There will be a strictly enforced work zone speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. Both caution and patience are required.

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.

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.

Hardin County

Beginning Monday, June 29 at 7 a.m. there will be lane closures for road construction work on IL 34 from the Pope-Hardin County Line to just north of IL 146. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers. Crews will be patching pavement, removing asphalt, paving and marking pavement. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 16, 2020.

Jackson County

IDOT said there will be lane reduction on IL 13 (E. Walnut St.) at the CN/IC railroad crossing approximately 0.1 mile east of the IL 13 eastbound (Walnut St.) and U.S. 51 (S. Illinois Ave.) intersection in the city of Carbondale. Starting on Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. and ending on Wednesday, July 15 at 11:59 p.m., crews will be working on the railroad crossing on IL 13 (E. Walnut St.).

IDOT reports a lane reduction on IL 13 (E. Main St.) at the CN/IC railroad crossing approximately 0.1 mile east of the IL 13 westbound (Main St.) and U.S. 51 (N. Illinois Ave.) intersection in the City of Carbondale. Starting on Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. and ending on Wednesday, July 15 at 11:59 p.m., crews will be repairing the railroad crossing on IL 13 (E. Main St.).

According to IDOT, there will be a road closure at the railroad crossing on IL 3 north of Gorham, just north of Skeeter Park and Town Creek Roads. Starting on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 a.m. and ending on Friday, July 17 at 6 p.m., crews will be removing and replacing the railroad crossing on IL 3.

Beginning Monday, March 2 crews will begin a road construction project along Oakland Ave. from Walnut St. to Chatauqua Rd. in Carbondale. The reconstruction work will be in three phases. The first phase is from Walnut to Freeman Streets. This section of Oakland Ave. will be closed to all through traffic. Access will only be allowed to residents with driveways in the construction area. Crews will be removing and replacing existing pavement with new concrete and curb gutters, dedicated bicycle lanes in each direction, removal and replacement of existing sidewalks and driveway aprons and replacement of the existing storm sewer. Access to Oakland Avenue from College Street, Schwartz Street, and Cherry Street is anticipated to be open at the end of May. Construction will continue from Walnut Street to Freeman Street.

IL 13 through Carbondale will have an upcoming lane shift. Starting on Monday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m., eastbound traffic on IL 13 will be shifted to the westbound lanes via crossover from Giant City Road to Reed Station Road. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with two lanes of traffic for each direction of travel. This will be in place throughout the construction season of 2020.

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 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

Construction will begin May 4 on E. Illinois Highway 15 from Mt. Vernon to the Wayne County line. Expect delays and consider an alternate route. The project is scheduled to last through July 24.

Massac County

IDOT is alert drivers of an upcoming bridge construction project on I-24 from mile post 34 to mile post 36 starting on March 16, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with the use of crossovers during construction of the structure. This will be in place until November 15 to facilitate construction of a new bridge in the northbound/westbound lanes. Local traffic should be aware that Country Club Road will also be reconstructed with the work zone at this time. It will be reduced to one lane and closed for duration during construction of the structure.

Saline County

IDOT is alerting drivers on U.S. 45 of upcoming lane reductions. Starting on Monday, June 22, weather permitting, there will be road construction on U.S. 45 from IL 142 in Eldorado to Locust St. in Harrisburg. It will require lane closures starting at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Work includes pavement patching, asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings.

Union County

IDOT announced an upcoming lane shift on I-57 starting on Friday, May 8 at 12 p.m., weather permitting. All traffic on I-57 from south of Illinois 146 interchange, mile post 30, to just north of the Dongola interchange, mile post 26, will be shifted to the northbound lanes. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration, separated by concrete barrier, with one lane for each direction of travel. This will be in place until November 15 to facilitate construction of a new bridge carrying southbound I-57 over Big Creek near mile post 27.

Wayne County

Construction will begin May 4 on E. Illinois Highway 15 from Mt. Vernon to the Wayne County line. Expect delays and consider an alternate route. The project is scheduled to last through July 24.

White County

IDOT is alerting drivers on IL 141 of upcoming bridge repairs. Starting on Monday, May 18, weather permitting, there will be bridge repairs to the structure carrying IL 141 over a tributary to Cane Creek, 3 miles east of IL 1, that will require lane closures starting at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. The project should be completed by July 12. Drivers should be aware of the 12-foot, 6-inch width restriction, reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

Williamson County

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 13 there will be bridge repairs on Rte. 166 over the South Fork Saline Relief. This is 3.3. miles south of Rte. 13. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. A 12-foot width restriction will also be in place. The repairs are scheduled to be completed by Oct. 16.

According to IDOT, starting on Monday, May 4, weather permitting, crews will be working on converting the IL 13/Aurelia Drive intersection east of Marion to a restricted crossing U-turn intersection, adding a turn lane, and the resurfacing of the eastbound and westbound lanes of IL 13 from Fair Street to just east of Main Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers. The project should be finished by Oct. 30. Work includes earth work, pavement patching, asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings.

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

Work zone restrictions on the U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge are scheduled to begin sometime during the week of June 1 for two rounds of projects. During the first round, crews will be conducting levee maintenance along the U.S. 51 Kentucky approach levee and making road improvements from the end of the Willow Slough “Mile Long” Bridge to near the Minor Slough Bridge. Drivers can expect an extended section of on-lane traffic with an alternating traffic flow, which will initially be controlled by flaggers. As the project progresses, traffic will be controlled by an automated signal. The second round of work is expected to begin during the week of June 8. A specific start date will be announced. In this next step, there will be an extended work zone restriction on the “Cairo” Bridge and an 8-foot- 6-inch maximum load width restriction. The bridge work will be phased in segments, with one-lane traffic and alternating flow controlled by an automated signal. Traffic delays are expected due to summer travel and the two extended sections of one-lane traffic. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), a work zone speed limit will be strictly enforced. Law enforcement will be present. The projects are expected to be completed by Oct. 1.

Caldwell County

KYTC is planning a 3-hour detour for eastbound traffic along I-24 in an extended work zone between the 52 and 65 mile marker on Tuesday afternoon, June 16. Drivers will see a detour starting around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, between the KY 139 Princeton/Cadiz Exit 56 Interchange and the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange. There will be a marked detour for eastbound traffic along KY 139 South to U.S. 68 East through Cadiz. The detour is expected to be in place from 2 p.m. to about 5 p.m. Tuesday for a damaged section of guardrail to be fixed near the 60 mile marker. As a reminder for trucks, there is a strict 12-foot maximum load width for eastbound I-24. There is a strict 15-foot maximum load width for westbound traffic. Eastbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the start of the work zone at the 52 mile marker on Tuesday afternoon. Motorists traveling KY 139 near the Exit 56 Interchange should be aware of traffic delays as flaggers will be controlling traffic to allow I-24 eastbound traffic access KY 139 at the Exit 56 interchange. Motorists who normally travel KY 139 and U.S. 68 through Cadiz should also be aware of increased traffic flow during the 3-hours this detour is active. To help reduce delays along the marked detour via KY 139, drivers from the Paducah area planning to travel I-24 East into Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon are advised to consider an alternate route via I-69 South and U.S. 68 East between Exit 25 at Calvert City and Exit 65 at Cadiz. There should be minimal impact to westbound traffic along I-24 during this closure and temporary detour of eastbound traffic. This extended work zone through parts of Lyon, Caldwell, and Trigg counties between the 52 and 65 mile marker includes two-way traffic running on the westbound lanes with a centerline barrier wall and a strictly-enforced 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. The target completion date for all work is November 30, 2020.

Calloway County

KYTC plans to extend a closure along a section of KY 280/Speaker Trail starting on Thursday, May 7 at 7 a.m. It will be closed for up to 60 days to allow construction of a new bridge over Panther Creek near the 11 mile marker. This is along KY 280 between Dalton Drive and the Deerberry Lane/Cherry Corner Road intersection. The closure is northwest of the New Concord community, about 1.5 miles north of the KY 121 intersection. The target completion date is July 8.

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.

Due to a delay in the shipping of the cooling units to be installed at Saputo Dairy Foods, the planned closure of KY 2594/East Chestnut Street in Murray will be postponed. Saputo Dairy Foods will provide timely advance notice when the closure required to facilitate the work is rescheduled. Work was scheduled to start Wednesday, May 27, 2020. When the work begins KY 2594/East Chestnut Street in Murray will be closed to through traffic between the Railroad Crossing at mile point 0.5 and the 1st Street intersection at mile point 0.6. This is to allow the use of a crane to place two new 40-ton cooling units on the plant site. This is along KY 2594 between KY 94/Main Street and US 641-Business/North 4th Street in Murray immediately in front of the Saputo Dairy Foods Plant. This is near where East Chestnut Street meets Industrial Road.

Shoemaker Road (County Road 1197) southwest of the New Concord Community in Calloway County will be closed starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Shoemaker Road will be closed at mile point 5.7 to allow reconstruction of the Blood River Branch Bridge. This planned closure is along Shoemaker Road near the Bilher Lane intersection. The contractor has been allotted 60 days to completed the bridge rehabilitation project. There will be no marked detour. However, motorists may self-detour around this closure via Osborne Road using the upper and lower connections to Shoemaker Road. The target completion date is September 1, 2020.

Crittenden County

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

An extended closure of U.S. 45 Business at the U.S. 45-Bypass at Mayfield will begin on Monday, July 13. U.S. 45-Business will be closed to all traffic near the Macedonia Road intersection starting at 9 a.m., CDT, Monday, for up to 6 weeks. This closure of U.S. 45-Business in the U.S. 45-Bypass/KY 80-Bypass work zone at the southwest edge of Mayfield is to allow additional earth-moving work for ongoing construction of the new intersection. The new traffic configuration will require motorists in downtown Mayfield seeking to head south on U.S. 45-Business to detour via KY 80 West to I-69 South at Mayfield Exit 22, then travel south on I-69 to the U.S. 45-Bypass to proceed south on U.S. 45. Motorists traveling north on U.S. 45 from Fulton, Wingo, and Pryorsburg will turn north on the U.S. 45-Bypass to I-69 North, then take Exit 22 to follow KY 80 East into downtown Mayfield to reconnect to U.S. 45-Business. The new KY80 Mayfield Bypass is expected to be completed Nov. 15, 2020.

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.

KYTC says crews will establish a work zone along a section of KY 1485/Bellville Road starting on Monday, May 18. This will be at mile point 2.532 southwest of the Bell City community. It’s for preparations for construction of a new bridge over Terrapin Creek. It’s expected to last two weeks. The contractor then plans an extended closure of KY 1485 starting on June 1. That work zone will be along KY 1485/Bellville Road between the Schrader Road/Bell City Road intersection and KY 97. KY 1485/Bellville Road connects to Boydsville Road at the Kentucky-Tennessee line. Starting on June 1, KY 1485/Bellville Road will be closed at this site for up to 120 days to allow construction of a new bridge. There will be no marked detour. As a reminder, KY 1485/Bellville Road remains closed at mile point 1.13 where a 12-foot culvert that carries a small branch of Terrapin Creek was damaged by flash flooding on March 25.

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

Crews will begin prep-work for a railroad bridge replacement project on Baltimore Rd. on Monday, May 18. Workers will be replacing the last timber railway overpass structure in the area. The aging timber bridge, located near the end of Baltimore Road about 1/3rd of a mile west of the Hickman-Graves County Line. Once the pre-construction work is completed, sometime in Mid-July, the contractor plans to close the roadway for up to 90 days to allow demolition of the existing timber bridge and construction of a new plate girder concrete bridge. The target completion date for all work at the site is May 2, 2021.

Lyon County

KYTC is planning a 3-hour detour for eastbound traffic along I-24 in an extended work zone between the 52 and 65 mile marker on Tuesday afternoon, June 16. Drivers will see a detour starting around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, between the KY 139 Princeton/Cadiz Exit 56 Interchange and the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange. There will be a marked detour for eastbound traffic along KY 139 South to U.S. 68 East through Cadiz. The detour is expected to be in place from 2 p.m. to about 5 p.m. Tuesday for a damaged section of guardrail to be fixed near the 60 mile marker. As a reminder for trucks, there is a strict 12-foot maximum load width for eastbound I-24. There is a strict 15-foot maximum load width for westbound traffic. Eastbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the start of the work zone at the 52 mile marker on Tuesday afternoon. Motorists traveling KY 139 near the Exit 56 Interchange should be aware of traffic delays as flaggers will be controlling traffic to allow I-24 eastbound traffic access KY 139 at the Exit 56 interchange. Motorists who normally travel KY 139 and U.S. 68 through Cadiz should also be aware of increased traffic flow during the 3-hours this detour is active. To help reduce delays along the marked detour via KY 139, drivers from the Paducah area planning to travel I-24 East into Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon are advised to consider an alternate route via I-69 South and U.S. 68 East between Exit 25 at Calvert City and Exit 65 at Cadiz. There should be minimal impact to westbound traffic along I-24 during this closure and temporary detour of eastbound traffic. This extended work zone through parts of Lyon, Caldwell, and Trigg counties between the 52 and 65 mile marker includes two-way traffic running on the westbound lanes with a centerline barrier wall and a strictly-enforced 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. The target completion date for all work is November 30, 2020.

Marshall County

Work zone lane restrictions are scheduled for the week of July 13 along the U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora. Crews will be using a UBIV- Under Bridge Inspection Vehicle, to conduct a detailed inspection of the bridge. A KYTC crew will also conduct some electrical work on the bridge lighting system. The work zone will include a daytime closure of the multi-use trail that crosses the bridge. No pedestrian or bicycle traffic will be allowed.

A KYTC contractor plans to establish a work zone along a section of U.S. 641 in Benton starting on June 29. This work zone runs from mile point 7.98 near the Town Creek Bridge extending northward through downtown Benton to mile point 8.824 at the KY 348/5th Street intersection, a distance less than a mile. It includes all the one-way sections along Main Street and Poplar Street in Benton. This project will include major utility and road upgrades. The contractor plans to maintain one lane of traffic to flow in each direction at all times. Signs and message boards will be strategically placed to direct traffic along the work zone. Utility construction is expected to start the first week of July, while the concrete curb and full depth roadway construction is expected to ramp up in late July with construction activity continuing through summer on into fall as weather allows. The contractor will attempt to maintain entrances and access for businesses and residences along the work zone. However, some utility excavations and concrete work will require brief entrance closures from time to time. Drivers should be prepared to encounter lane restrictions and restricted parking along blocks with construction activity. The target completion date is June 1, 2021.

KYTC contractor plans final round of asphalt paving along the U.S. 62 work zone between Calvert City and Kentucky Dam Village State Park, starting on Wednesday, May 6. This work zone runs along U.S. 62 from mile point 8.8 at the I-24 Exit 27 interchange extending eastward to mile point 10.8 near the U.S. 62/U.S. 641 interchange, a distance of about 2 miles. The project includes widening the roadway travel lanes, a center turn lane, a decorative median landscaping and a multi-use trail that interconnects with trails in Calvert City and at Kentucky Dam Village. The initial round of finish paving will start along the multi-use trail. Weather permitting, sometime early next week, paving will move to the main line of U.S. 62 and continue through the week until completed. Once paving of the final driving surface is finished, the contractor will have some ongoing landscaping and other finish work. According to KYTC, work started in July 2018. The project is about 95 percent finished.

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

A westbound work zone lane and load width restriction along a 2-mile section of Interstate 24 at Paducah will remain up during the July 4 Holiday driving period. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers had hoped the work zone would be at a transition point that would allow it to be removed during heavy holiday traffic. However, delays due to rain will force the work zone to stay in place over the holiday weekend. The work zone is along a section of I-24 that gets a lot of local traffic between Exit 7 and Exit 3 at Paducah. Motorists in the immediate Paducah area can help reduce holiday traffic congestion on I-24 by avoiding this westbound work zone through the weekend. The contractor anticipates a traffic shift in this westbound work zone sometime in the next two weeks. Additionally, some intermittent lane restrictions are possible on U.S. 60 at Paducah Exit 4 and on KY 305 at Paducah Exit 3 to allow the contractor to do some work under the overpasses in coming weeks. This westbound work zone runs along I-24 from mile point 4.8 near the Perkins Creek Bridge extending westward through the U.S. 60 Exit 4 interchange to mile point 2.8 just past the KY 305 Paducah Exit 3 interchange. This extended work zone is to allow bridge deck overlay and maintenance work on the Perkins Creek Bridge, the U.S. 60 Exit 4 Overpass, and the KY 305 Exit 3 Overpass. Westbound motorists should be prepared to encounter slowing and merging traffic as they approach the 5 mile marker. Initially, all traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone. Truckers should be aware that this 2-mile long work zone includes a 13 ft. maximum load width restriction. This work zone will have a 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence and double fines for citations. Once the westbound work is completed, the contractor will move to the eastbound lanes along this same section. The contractor will provide timely notice when there are changes in the traffic configuration. Harper Construction, LLC, is the prime contractor on this $1.4 million bridge deck replacement and maintenance project. The target completion date for all work on the project is August 1, 2020.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans shoulder restrictions along a section of KY 1954/Husbands Road at the Paducah Floodwall the week of July 8, 2020. This work along KY 1954/Husbands Road at mile point 2.9 near the Clarkline Road intersection is to allow a final round of erosion prevention work to finish out a safety project that started last year. The work site along KY 1954/Husbands Road about a mile south of the I-24 Paducah Exit 11 Interchange. The contractor anticipates the work can be completed in a couple of days. However, the contractor has allocated all week for the work zone in case there are weather delays. Most of the work can be completed along the shoulder. However, some brief periods of one lane traffic with alternating flow are possible during the movement and placement of equipment required to facilitate the work. Caution is required. This work is part of an ongoing Highway Safety Improvement Project along KY 1954/Husbands Road running from KY 348/Hardmoney Road to just north of the Clarkline Road intersection.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans work zone lane and load width restrictions on the U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge and Kentucky approach levee starting Monday, June 8, 2020. The U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge that connects Kentucky and Illinois will be restricted to one lane with a maximum 8 ft.-6 inch load width to allow deck maintenance and joint work. This work zone will be in place around the clock until around October 1, 2020. In addition to the lane and load width restriction on the bridge, this project includes work zone lane restrictions along the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge Kentucky approach levee. This work zone for maintenance and roadway improvements runs from mile point 4.873 at the end of the Willow Slough “Mile Long” Bridge near Wickliffe extending westward to mile point 6.658 near the Minor Slough Bridge. This 1.77 mile section includes several phases of work for upgrades to the levee and roadway driving surface. Motorists should be prepared to encounter an extended section of one-lane traffic with alternating flow initially controlled by flaggers. As the project ramps up, alternating traffic will be controlled by an automated signal in both work zones. Due to the use of automated signals and two extended sections of one-lane traffic, delays are likely in this work zone through the summer construction season. There will be a strictly enforced work zone speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. Truckers should take note of the strictly enforced 8 ft-6 inch maximum load width restriction. There will be only 6 inches of clearance on each side due to the use of a barrier wall on the bridge deck. Extra caution is required. Intech Contracting, LLC, is the prime contractor on this $8,060,092 project. The target completion date is October 1, 2020.

On June 6, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans asphalt paving along U.S. 51 between mile point 7.860 near the U.S. 62 intersection in Bardwell and mile point 12.655 at the Carlisle-Ballard County Line, a distance of 4.8 miles. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours. This asphalt paving will be weather dependent. It is expected to be completed over about the next week. This is part of a larger safety improvement project that includes construction of about 350 ft. of curbing, drainage flumes, guardrail replacement, culvert extensions. The target completion date for all work on this project is July 31, 2020.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans shoulder and median work along a section of U.S. 45 near the intersection with the U.S. 45-Bypass at the southwest edge of Mayfield starting Monday, April 6, 2020. Motorists should be alert for equipment and construction crews doing shoulder and median prep work along U.S. 45 at the southwest edge of Mayfield between mile point 14.5 near Ingersol Rand Road and the 15 mile marker near Compressor Drive. Construction of the New KY 80 Bypass runs along the south edge of Mayfield from KY 303 extending westward to connect to Interstate 69 and U.S. 45 at the Mayfield Exit 21 interchange. The target completion date for the KY 80 Mayfield Bypass is November 15, 2020.

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, 2019. 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

• Type 3: 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.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans daytime work zone lane restrictions along the U.S. 68 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora the week of July 13, 2020. This work zone at U.S. 68 Marshall County mile point 28.146 and Trigg County mile point 0.0 is to allow the use of a UBIV- Under Bridge Inspection Vehicle to conduct a detailed inspection of the bridge structure. There will also be climbers and other equipment on the bridge to help speed the inspection process.

Trigg County

KYTC is planning a 3-hour detour for eastbound traffic along I-24 in an extended work zone between the 52 and 65 mile marker on Tuesday afternoon, June 16. Drivers will see a detour starting around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, between the KY 139 Princeton/Cadiz Exit 56 Interchange and the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange. There will be a marked detour for eastbound traffic along KY 139 South to U.S. 68 East through Cadiz. The detour is expected to be in place from 2 p.m. to about 5 p.m. Tuesday for a damaged section of guardrail to be fixed near the 60 mile marker. As a reminder for trucks, there is a strict 12-foot maximum load width for eastbound I-24. There is a strict 15-foot maximum load width for westbound traffic. Eastbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the start of the work zone at the 52 mile marker on Tuesday afternoon. Motorists traveling KY 139 near the Exit 56 Interchange should be aware of traffic delays as flaggers will be controlling traffic to allow I-24 eastbound traffic access KY 139 at the Exit 56 interchange. Motorists who normally travel KY 139 and U.S. 68 through Cadiz should also be aware of increased traffic flow during the 3-hours this detour is active. To help reduce delays along the marked detour via KY 139, drivers from the Paducah area planning to travel I-24 East into Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon are advised to consider an alternate route via I-69 South and U.S. 68 East between Exit 25 at Calvert City and Exit 65 at Cadiz. There should be minimal impact to westbound traffic along I-24 during this closure and temporary detour of eastbound traffic. This extended work zone through parts of Lyon, Caldwell, and Trigg counties between the 52 and 65 mile marker includes two-way traffic running on the westbound lanes with a centerline barrier wall and a strictly-enforced 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. The target completion date for all work is November 30, 2020.

KYTC planned an eastbound traffic shift along Interstate 24 between the 52 and 69 mile marker on Tuesday, June 2. Eastbound drivers should be prepared to encounter a traffic shift near the 52 mile marker starting sometime around 9 a.m. on Tuesday to establish two-way traffic along the westbound lanes. Westbound traffic is already restricted to one lane in the area with a median barrier wall through portions of Trigg, Caldwell and Lyon counties. Eastbound drivers should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the 52 mile marker. Once the eastbound traffic shift is completed, the work zone configuration is expected to remain in place until some time around Labor Day. Establishing two-way traffic on the westbound lanes will allow the contractor to reconstruct concrete pavement from the 52 to 65 mile marker. Ramp crossovers have been constructed for the KY 139 Cadiz-Princeton Exit 56 Interchange. In addition to the 17-mile section of two-way traffic from the 52 to 65 mile marker, this work zone includes an additional section of one-lane traffic from the 65 to 69 mile marker. The target completion date for all work is November 30, 2020.

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