Heartland road projects 4/9

Here are road projects going on in the Heartland. Drive safely!

Heartland road projects 4/9

Missouri

Bollinger County

Route T in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger Counties will be closed as MoDOT crews replace several pipes under the road. This section of road is located from the Route N junction to County Road 434. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, April 2 through Thursday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Cape Girardeau County

Route Z will be reduced for pipe replacement. This section of road is located between School Lane and Route 25. Weather permitting, crews will working on Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Route T in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger Counties will be closed as MoDOT crews replace several pipes under the road. This section of road is located from the Route N junction to County Road 434. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, April 2 through Thursday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

City of Jackson crews will be working throughout the city to re-stripe roadways to improve visibility for drivers along the routes. Weather permitting, crews will be working from April through June. Warning signs, flashing lights and barricades will be in place.

Pavement repairs on I-55 will soon get underway, with several lane reductions and ramp restrictions planned for mid-February through late April. As work is underway, northbound I-55 will be reduced with an 11-foot width restriction from mile marker 91 to mile marker 106. In addition, southbound I-55 will be reduced with an 11-foot width restriction from mile marker 93 to mile marker 91. The following ramps will have a 10-foot width restriction: northbound I-55 on-ramp at Exit 91, northbound I-55 off-ramp at Exit 96 and southbound I-55 off-ramp at Exit 93. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. In addition, northbound I-55 between mile marker 106 and mile marker 108 will also have an 11-foot width restriction and work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange will begin with a series of lane reductions on Interstate 55 throughout February and March. Click here for more information.

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

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.

Southbound I-57 will be reduced in Mississippi and Scott Counties with a 15-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 105 and Route 55/57 interchange in Scott County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 18 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Eastbound Route 60 in New Madrid County and northbound I-57 in Mississippi County will be reduced with a 15-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 61 in New Madrid County and Route 105 in Mississippi County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 18 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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

Southbound I-57 will be reduced in Mississippi and Scott Counties with a 15-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 105 and Route 55/57 interchange in Scott County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 18 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Ste. Genevieve County

Southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 157 and mile marker 154. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, March 25 through Saturday, April 25 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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 bridge over drainage ditch #8 located between County Road 755 and Route 153. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, March 2 and reopen the road on Wednesday, April 15. The bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Wayne County

Northbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction while contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between County Road 214 and Route EE. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, March 30 through Monday, April 27 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Illinois

Franklin County

IDOT is alerting drivers traveling on I-57 that there will be a lane closure at mile post 75. This is scheduled to start on Monday, April 13 and will extend through Thursday, April 16. Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure carrying northbound I-57 over Marcum Branch.

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

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.

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 (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.

Beginning April 1, Sycamore will be closed from Glenview to Oakland at varying locations for the next week while the water services are being connected to the newly installed water main. Due to this construction motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and use caution while traveling in and through this area. Access to private drives will be maintained throughout the construction process; however, there will be short periods of time where access may be delayed or prohibited. Water customers in the area should expect minor service interruptions during construction. Construction work is scheduled to be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Massac County

Beginning Monday, April 6 at 7 a.m. there will be lane closures on US 45 from the Johnson County line to IL 169. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Crews will be patching, removing and paving asphalt and marking pavement. The work is expected to last two weeks and is weather permitting.

Beginning Monday, March 23, the structure over I-24 at the New Columbia/Big Bay Interchange will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals for bridge repairs. To avoid delay, drivers are asked to seek an alternate route.

Starting on Monday, March 30, weather permitting, IDOT says there will be road construction work on the southbound/eastbound lanes of I-24 that will require lane closures starting at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane. Work is expected to last for three weeks. It includes patching the center line and pavement markings.

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.

Pulaski County

The demolition of the U.S. Route 159 over Interstate 29 (Exit 79) near Mound City scheduled to begin next week has been delayed. Contractors from Boone Construction Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, were awarded a contract to place a new deck on the bridge. The contractor is now scheduled to begin work Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, when they will close U.S. Route 159 at the bridge to all traffic. Motorists will be able to access the I-29 on and off ramps from U.S. Route 159. This closure will extend through the end of May 2020.

Williamson County

On Thursday, April 23 at 8 a.m. Rte. 13 (W. DeYoung St.) will be closed at the Union Pacific Rail Road crossing east of Court St. in Marion. The closure is expected to end on Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m. No traffic will be permitted through the crossing. Crews will be making repairs to the tracks.

Starting April 13-15, the City of Marion says North Carbon Street will be closed between Princeton Ave. to the roundabout for paving work. Detours will be clearly marked.

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.

Starting on Monday, March 30, IDOT says there will be road construction on Herrin Road from Christmas Tree Road to just east of I-57 that will require lane closures starting at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers. Work is expected to last for four weeks. This includes asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings.

Kentucky

Calloway County

Spring Road (County Road 1415) will be closed starting Friday, April 10, between Wrather Road and KY 464/West Fork Road in northern Calloway County to allow construction of a new bridge over the West Fork of Rockhouse Creek. The closure is about 1/2 mile south of the Spring Creek Road intersection with KY 464/West Fork Road. The contractor will have 60 days to complete the work. The target completion date for the New West Fork Rockhouse Creek Bridge is June 15, 2020.

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.

Crittenden County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans daytime closures for curb and gutter upgrades along a section of U.S. 60 (South Street) in Marion starting as early as Wednesday, October 30. As weather and crew scheduling allows, the contractor plans daytime closures of U.S. 60 (South Main Street) from the traffic signal at the U.S. 641 and Gum Street intersection extending northward to the KY 506/Depot Street intersection. This section is expected to be closed from approximately 7 a.m. to about 4 p.m., central time, each day. During these daytime closures, U.S. 60 traffic will be detoured via KY 981/Old Salem Road and KY 91/Belleville Street. Closing this 2 block section of U.S. 60/South Main Street will allow the contractor to complete the work more quickly and efficiently. Portable message boards alerting the public to the daytime closures are expected to up today. About 8,700 vehicles travel this section of U.S. 60 (South Main Street) in Marion during an average day. Once curb work is completed along this section of U.S. 60 in downtown Marion, KYTC engineers will establish a schedule for base repairs and asphalt paving. The initial curb and gutter work along South Main Street is under a KYTC master agreement for highway maintenance. KYTC engineers indicated the specific start date for the curb and gutter work will be dictated by the weather and completion of other ongoing projects by the contractor. The Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide timely notice as the work zone activity ramps up. The contractor had planned to start work along a section of U.S. 60/North Main Street last week. However, curb and gutter work along North Main Street from the KY 91/KY 120/Bellville Street intersection extending northward to First Street has been put on hold pending ongoing discussions between KYTC engineers and the City of Marion. The project to improve traffic flow in the 3 block area included creation of a center turn lane. While city officials requested the center turn lane, they have now expressed concern about the removal of seven parking spaces that would be required to provide space for the extra lane. More than 7,600 vehicles travel this section of U.S. 60/North Main Street in an average day.

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

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.

KY 1485/Bellville Road just north of the Jetton Road intersection and just over a mile north of the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line will be closed to due to a damaged culvert. KY 1485/Bellville Road connects to Boydsville Road in Tennessee.

A KYTC contractor will begin work on an intersection in Graves County starting the week of March 2. Drivers are urged to use caution as work on the safety improvements ramps up during the first week of March and continues through the early part of the 2020 construction season. The target completion date for all work in this contract is June 30, 2020. The intersection includes:

  • KY 58/KY 131 intersection near Mayfield - LED enhanced signage with thermal rumble strips, pavement markings and construction of a mountable median with curb and gutter to better define business entrances near the intersection (KY 58 8.156mm/KY 131 0.0mm)

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.

A section of McKendree Church Rd. will be closed starting Monday, January 20. The closure is east of the KY 301 intersection near McKendree United Methodist Church. Crews will be constructing a new bridge over Panther Creek. The project is expected to be completed on or near Wednesday, April 15.

Hickman County

Beginning Friday, March 20, a section of KY 2569, where it connects to Holland Ln. and the Purchase Parkway Overpass at the Hickman-Fulton County line, will be closed for several weeks. This area was washed out by recent flash flooding.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a daytime work zone lane restriction on a section of KY 1708 in Hickman County starting Monday, March 30. This work zone along KY 1708 at mile point 2.521 is to allow scour and erosion mitigation work at the Bugs Creek Culvert. This is along KY 1708 between KY 575 and KY 307.

Marshall County

U.S. 641 near Draffenville will be restricted to one lane starting at approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1. The restriction is to allow crews to work on headwalls at the Chestnut Creek Culvert. The repairs will take 4-to-6 hours. Some minor delays are possible. Flaggers will be on site.

A daytime work zone lane restriction will move into Marshall County at the end of I-24 Tennessee River Bridge starting has been moved to Wednesday Feb. 26-27. The work zone lane restriction will start near the 2 8 -mile marker in Marshall County, extending eastward to the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge. Once the crew reaches the bridge, the work zone will move into Livingston County. Brush cutting will continue along the eastbound lanes of I-24 through the KY 453 Grand Rivers Exit 31 interchange to the I-24 Cumberland River Bridge at the Livingston-Lyon County Line over about the next month. Eastbound motorists on I-24 should be prepared to encounter one-lane traffic along about a 1-mile section of I-24 between the 29 and 33-mile marker. This work zone is expected to be active from approximately 7 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m., each day. This work zone is expected to be active for about a month.

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.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has a moving work zone lane restriction along the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 in Marshall County starting March 4. This work zone currently runs from about the 40 mile marker to about the 39 mile marker along I-69 southbound between Benton and Mayfield. This moving work zone is to allow a long-reach trackhoe to use a mechanical brush cutter to clear vegetation from the right of way. Removing brush will improve safety by providing motorists better visibility of wildlife and other animals attempting to cross the roadway. It will also improve the visibility of signage near interchanges. Motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic with all southbound traffic moving to the left-hand or passing lane. This moving work zone will generally be about a mile long and will change locations every few days as the work progresses into Graves County toward Mayfield. The work zone will be active during daylight hours anytime weather conditions allow over the next couple of months. The brush-cutting crew will continue working southward from the present location toward the U.S. 45 Mayfield Exit 25 interchange. The crew will then move over to the northbound lanes and work northward back toward the U.S. 641-Spur Benton Exit 41 interchange. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. KYTC personnel will attempt to provide updates on the location of this work zone from time to time as work progresses.

McCracken County

Intermittent closures of KY 1489/Park Road are to facilitate construction of a new intersection where KY 1489 meets the U.S. 68 Construction Corridor at the main entrance to Lake Barkley State Resort Park. This intersection is along U.S. 68 at mile point 11.512 and KY 1489 mile point 0.0. Work to start Thursday April 9 and continue for about two weeks.

Motorists should use appropriate caution in this work zone and be alert for equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. During the intermittent closures, access for Lake Barkley State Resort Park and residents of the Blue Springs area of Trigg County will be via the KY 1489/Blue Springs Road connection to U.S.68 near Cadiz.

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.

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

A KYTC contractor will begin work on intersections in McCracken County starting the week of March 2. Drivers are urged to use caution as work on the safety improvements ramps up during the first week of March and continues through the early part of the 2020 construction season. The contractor will have 60 days to complete work at each intersection. The target completion date for all work in this contract is June 30, 2020. Intersections include:

  • Work zones should be down at the U.S. 60 intersection with KY 731/North 32 Street & Downs Drive in Paducah and at the U.S. 45-Business/Kentucky Avenue intersection with U.S. 60-Business/South 4th Street- in Paducah. Motorists should be alert for an electrical crew working on traffic signal upgrades at these intersections in coming weeks. Weather permitting, the contractor plans to ramp up work at the KY 58/KY 131 intersection east of Mayfield in Graves County starting Monday, March 30, 2020.
  • US 60/Jackson Street at South 27th Street in Paducah - New signage and pavement marking upgrades (US 60 at 13.488mm)
  • US 60 at Allen Lane and County Park Road in Paducah - Traffic signal system upgrades including dual red signal heads with reflective backplates, radar vehicle detection, new pavement markings, signage upgrade, cub/gutter and ADA compliant sidewalk ramps (US 60 at 11.927mm)

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

• 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.

The work zone for major concrete pavement replacement and rehab will initially run from near the U.S. 68 Cadiz-Hopkinsville Exit 65 Interchange extending westward along the westbound lanes to about the 52-mile marker through parts of Trigg, Caldwell, and Lyon Counties. This first phase of work will require the placement of a centerline barrier wall. Weather permitting, the contractor plans to start on March 5 along the westbound lanes near the 65 mile marker. A crew will work westward, installing the concrete barrier wall in segments over the next 2 to 3 weeks. These temporary eastbound lane restrictions will be in place during daylight hours.

Trigg County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans occasional closures of KY 1489/Park Road starting Thursday, April 9, 2020. Intermittent closures of KY 1489/Park Road are to facilitate construction of a new intersection where KY 1489 meets the U.S. 68 Construction Corridor at the main entrance to Lake Barkley State Resort Park. This intersection is along U.S. 68 at mile point 11.512 and KY 1489 mile point 0.0. Work at the intersection is expected to continue for about 2 weeks as weather allows. During the intermittent closures, access for Lake Barkley State Resort Park and residents of the Blue Springs area of Trigg County will be via the KY 1489/Blue Springs Road connection to U.S.68 near Cadiz.

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