Heartland road projects 5/6

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Heartland road projects 5/6

Missouri

Butler County

Business U.S. 60 (West Pine Blvd.) will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform roadside work. This section of road is located between Business U.S. 60/67 (Westwood Blvd.) and Second Street in Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Oct. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Cape Girardeau County

The intersection of Good Hope Street and S. Plaza Way will be closed on Monday, May 10. The closure is part of the Good Hope Street Stormwater Improvements Project. Detours will be in place.

Northbound I-55 in Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road. This section of road is located between mile marker 116, near Oak Ridge, to mile marker 132, Perryville. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 26 through Friday, June 25 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Dunklin County

Route MM will be reduced as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route U in Stoddard County to County Road 102 in Dunklin County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Iron County

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

Mississippi County

Route 80 will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a culvert under the road. This section of road is located between County Road 522 and County Road 515 east of East Prairie. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, May 4 at 9 a.m. and reopen on Thursday, May 13 by 4 p.m.

Route Y will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 62 and Route K. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 14 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. It is open to local traffic only.

Route EE will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 62 and Route 77. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 21 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. It is open to local traffic only.

Various state routes will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews improve sidewalks in Charleston. This project is part of MoDOT’s initiative to bring road facilities into compliance with the current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Weather permitting, work will take place on Monday, May 3 through Friday, July 2 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Contract crews will improve sidewalks in the following locations:

  • Route 62 in Mississippi County from Route N to Route UU
  • Route 105 in Mississippi County from I-57 to Route 62
  • Route N in Mississippi County from Route 62 to County Road 220
  • Route UU in Mississippi County from Route 62 to Shelby Street

New Madrid, Scott Counties

Route W in New Madrid and Scott Counties will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge repairs to Drainage Ditch #1. This section of road is located between Route Z in Stoddard County and Route E in New Madrid County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, March 8 with completion anticipated on Wednesday, June 30.

Pemiscot County

I-55 will be reduced with a 11-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. The following lane closures will be in place on I-55:

  • Work will extend north and southbound I-55 from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 2.0
  • Work will extend from northbound and southbound off ramps at Exit 8
  • Work will extend from northbound I-55 off ramp onto I-155 at Exit 17

Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, April 26 through Friday, May 28, including overnight.

Perry County

The Route 51 overpass over I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews complete bridge repairs. This section of road is located at Exit 129 in Perryville. The on and off ramps will remain open. I-55 traffic below the overpass will not be impacted. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 17 with completion anticipated for Monday, July 19. Work will be completed under one-lane-traffic across the bridge using temporary signals.

Northbound I-55 in Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road. This section of road is located between mile marker 116, near Oak Ridge, to mile marker 132, Perryville. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 26 through Friday, June 25 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Various sections of Route J in Madison and Perry Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews widen the road, including culvert replacements and shoulder improvements. This section of road is located between Route 72 in Madison County and Route 51 in Perry County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 19 through Thursday, Sept. 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Stoddard County

Route MM will be reduced as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route U in Stoddard County to County Road 102 in Dunklin County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Route MM will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a culvert pipe under the road. This section of road is located between Route U and County Road 684. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route NN will be closed as MoDOT crews overlay the road. This section of road is located between Route FF and County Road 570. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 3 through Wednesday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The route will be open to local traffic only.

Route Z will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge repairs to drainage ditch #37. This section of road is located between County Road 791 and Route W. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, March 8 with completion anticipated on Wednesday, June 30.

Illinois

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.

There will be a road closure on IL 34 (E. Main) approximately 0.3 miles east of the Benton Square at the railroad crossing near Frisco Street. Beginning Monday, May 17th at 8:00 a.m. and concluding on Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 pm, crews from the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) will be performing repairs on the railroad crossing on IL 34 in Benton. There will be no traffic permitted through the crossing during the repairs. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

There will be a road closure on IL 14 (Bailey Ln.) approximately 0.3 miles east of IL 37 (N. Main St.) between Grand and Frisco Streets. Beginning Thursday, May 20th at 8:00 am and concluding on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 pm, crews from the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) will be performing repairs on the railroad crossing on IL 14 in Benton. There will be no traffic permitted through the crossing during the repairs. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Jackson County

The final stage of construction of the Chautauqua McLafferty Roundabout will begin on Monday, December 28. Chautauqua Road will close at 7 a.m., and detours signs will be in place. Chautauqua Road will be closed at the intersection with McLafferty Road until construction is complete.

Jefferson County

I-64 from east of Okawville to the Jefferson County line will have intermediate lane restrictions in each direction starting at 6 p.m. on March 8, weather permitting. Lane closures can be expected between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. daily. One lane of traffic in each direction will always remain open. Work is anticipated to be finished in early July. This is for pavement repairs.

There will be a road closure on Eastbound IL 15 (Broadway St.) at the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) crossing on Eastbound IL 15 (Broadway St.) approximately 0.6 miles east of IL 37 (S. 10th Street). Beginning Wednesday, May 19th at 8:00 am and concluding on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm, crews from the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) will be performing repairs on the UP railroad crossing on Eastbound IL 15 (Broadway) in Mount Vernon. There will be no traffic permitted through the Broadway/3rd St. crossing during the repairs. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the downtown Mt. Vernon area, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Massac County

Eastbound I-24 will have a road closure starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, weather permitting, and reopening by 6 a.m. on Friday, May 7. It will be closed from mile post 16 to mile post 37. This is for emergency pavement patching. Drivers on eastbound I-24 may detour via Illinois 146 to Illinois 145, then Illinois 145 to the US 45/I-24 Metropolis Interchange.

IDOT says there will be lane reductions on IL 169 in Pulaski and Massac Counties starting on Wednesday, April 21. Work includes patching, surface removal, hot mix asphalt surface course, hot mix asphalt shoulders and pavement markings along IL 169 from IL 37 in Pulaski County to US 45 in Massac County. Work is expected to be finished July 2.

Perry County

U.S. 51 will be closed between Hickory St. and Division St. in Du Quoin beginning on Monday, March 8. Crews will be making repairs to the existing railroad overpass bridge. The closure is expected to last one month. Message boards will be in place to alert drivers. Alternate detour routes will be marked along Route 154 and Route 14. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross the bridge.

Pulaski County

IDOT says there will be lane reductions on IL 169 in Pulaski and Massac Counties starting on Wednesday, April 21. Work includes patching, surface removal, hot mix asphalt surface course, hot mix asphalt shoulders and pavement markings along IL 169 from IL 37 in Pulaski County to US 45 in Massac County. Work is expected to be finished July 2.

Saline County

U.S. 45 will have lane closures starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 10, weather permitting. This is on U.S. 45 over a stream that will require lane closures and the replacement of the box culvert carrying Feazel Road, off of U.S. 45, over Panky Beach. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. The project should be completed by Oct. 29.

Lane reductions on Highway 45 from the Rte. 145 intersection in Harrisburg to the Williamson County line in Stone Fort will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 3. Flaggers will be present to control traffic. Crews will be patching pavement, removing asphalt, paving and marking pavement. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, October 29. To avoid delays, drivers are advised to use alternate routes.

White County

IDOT alerted drivers to lane reductions on U.S. 45 south of Illinois 14. This starts on Monday, March 15, weather permitting, and is expected to last several months. Work will include 8.2 miles of patching, milling and resurfacing along U.S. 45 from IL 14 to IL 1. The contractor will also be working on sidewalks in Norris City.

Williamson County

IDOT says starting on Monday night, Oct. 5, weather permitting, there will be construction on I-57 from Old Illinois 13 in Marion (exit 53) to Johnston City (exit 59) that will require lane closures starting at 7 p.m. The contractor will work nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Work includes pavement patching, pavement removal and replacement at underpasses, milling, resurfacing and pavement markings. Work is expected to be finished in July 2021.

Kentucky

Calloway County

A KYTC contractor will perform asphalt paving along KY 497/Lancaster Rd. in northeastern Calloway County starting on Wednesday, May 5. This work zone runs along KY 497/Lancaster Rd. from the KY 94 intersection at mile point 0.0 and extending eastward 2.65 miles to the end of state maintenance. Weather permitting, work will take about two weeks to complete.

The final driving surface project along a section of U.S. 641 at the south edge of Murray begins Wednesday, May 5. This work zone runs from the U.S. 641-Business/Glendale Road intersection to the Clarks River Bridge. Minor delays are possible. This project is expected to be completed in five days. Following this final round of paving, some landscaping and other finish work will continue along this work zone for Phase I of U.S. 641 reconstruction.

U.S. 641 has an active work zone at the south edge of Murray with 2-way traffic running on base asphalt courses for construction of 2 additional lanes for about 1-mile from U.S. 641-Business to the Clarks River Bridge. Target completion date is July 1.

Contractors plant to clear trees and brush, demolishing structures within the construction corridor on U.S. 641 in southern Calloway County around March 1, weather permitting. Construction signage on side roads will be the first indication that work is about to start. Most of the work will involve the construction of culverts and bridges and other activities that will have no impact on traffic along existing U.S. 641. The project will finish Kentucky’s section of a corridor from I-69 at Benton to Paris, Tenn., and I-40 to the south. It’s scheduled for completion in summer 2023.

Graves County

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.

Hickman County

A KYTC contractor plans a lane and load width restriction on KY 1283/Water Valley Road starting on Wednesday, April 21. This work one restriction is at mile point 0.07. It’s to allow deck overlay work and waterproofing on the Purchase Parkway Overpass. It will include a 13-foot maximum load width restriction. The work is along KY 1283, a little less than 2 miles north of the Water Valley Community. Work on the KY 1283/Purchase Parkway Overpass is expected to take about 30 days to finish, weather permitting.

Marshall County

I-24 between the U.S. 62 Calvert City Exit 27 Interchange and the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge will be reduced to one lane on Monday, May 3. Crews will be conducting preventative maintenance and joint replacement on the Cypress Creek Bridge. The work is expected to be complete in two weeks, weather permitting.

A KYTC work zone on I-69 at the 42.5 to the 44 mile marker was postponed to a later date due to weather. This is to allow bridge deck cleaning and maintenance on the Clarks River Bridge and overflow bridges between Benton and Draffenville.

The load limit on 962/Old Olive Road at the Lovette Creek Culvert was reduced to 3 tons on Tuesday, January 19 until further notice. Load limit signs are posted alerting drivers that vehicles no larger than a passenger vehicle or unloaded pickup truck can travel this section of roadway until repairs are made. KYTC said they are working on plans to repair, replace or upgrade the culvert as soon as possible.

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

McCracken County

Motorists who travel the I-24 Downtown Business Loop/U.S. 60-Business along South Third Street in Paducah should be aware of ongoing utility work between Downtown Paducah and the Southside on Friday, April 30 and Monday, May 3, 2021. This work zone for natural gas line upgrades is in the 1300 Block of South Third Street near the TransMontainge Fuel Terminal and Precision Machine Shop. Motorists should be alert for a southbound work zone lane restriction on South Third Street in Paducah at U.S. 60-Business mile point 2.948 between Husbands Street and Elizabeth Street on Friday, April 30. This lane restriction for motorists traveling from Downtown Paducah to the Southside is expected to be in place starting at 6 a.m., CDT, for approximately 3 to 4 hours. Northbound motorists heading into downtown Paducah should be aware of a work zone lane restriction in this same area on Monday, May 3, 2021. This northbound work zone will be in place starting at 6 p.m., CDT, for approximately 3 to 4 hours. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and utility personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. This utility work is scheduled on a weather-permitting basis.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along U.S. 60 at intersections with KY 726/Kelly Road and KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road in western McCracken County starting Monday, April 19, 2021. This work zone along U.S. 60 is to allow construction of R-Cuts at the existing intersections for KY 726/Kelly Road and KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road. This Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) is aimed at reducing the crash rate at the existing intersections. As construction ramps up, motorists should be alert for lane restrictions required to facilitate the work. Traffic disruptions should be minimal. An R-Cut restricts left turns, then directs traffic to a dedicated turn lane with a modified U-turn (R-Cut). The feature allows drivers to divide the decision to navigate through the intersection into several smaller decisions. It cuts the 36 identifiable intersection conflict points in half. It also eliminates movements that create the most opportunities for serious crashes. R-Cut installations have been shown to reduce crashes by up to 54 percent. The target completion date is September 30, 2021.

The City of Paducah says a contractor will be start rehabilitation of a quarter-mile section of Bridge Street on Paducah’s southside on Monday, Feb. 8. Bridge Street will be improved from Irvin Cobb Drive to Hays Avenue. The first phase of the project will last about 90 days. The scope of the work includes sidewalk and curb and gutter replacement, the addition of accessible ramps, entrance reconstructions to properties and storm sewer upgrades. Later this year, a contractor will mill and pave the roadway. Traffic will remain open in both directions; however, a lane restriction will be enforced where crews are working.

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet brush cutting crew plans to resume work along a section of Interstate 24 westbound at Paducah in McCracken County starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021. This westbound daytime work zone lane restriction will resume near the 4 mile marker to allow mechanized brush cutting along the westbound right of way. This work zone will continue to move westward toward the I-24 Ohio River Bridge as the brush cutting progresses. This westbound work zone will be active on weekdays during daylight hours whenever weather conditions allow. Motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach this westbound work zone. Once westbound work is completed to the Ohio River Bridge the crew will move to the eastbound lanes.

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