Heartland road projects 9/25

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Heartland road projects 9/25

Missouri

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.

Dunklin County

Westbound Route 412 will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. This section of road is located between Route U and Route 25 near Kennett. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Sept. 28 through Thursday, Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Route 412 will be reduced as contractor crews overlay the road. This section of road is located between Route W and Country Club Drive in Kennett. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The route will be open to local traffic only.

Dunklin/Stoddard Counties

Route 153 will be reduced with a 10.5-foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road. This section of road is located between Route 60 in Stoddard County to Route 25 in Dunklin County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 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.

Jefferson County

Southbound I-55 in Jefferson and Ste. Genevieve Counties will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road. This section of road is located between mile marker 165 near Danby and mile marker 143 at Ozora. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, August 31 through Sunday, November 1 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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 D will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 77 and County Road 325. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Open to local traffic only.

New Madrid County

Northbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 49 and mile marker 52, near New Madrid. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Oct. 12 through Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 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.

Northbound Interstate 55 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from mile marker 32 to mile marker 40, near Marston, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Oct. 5 through Thursday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Pemiscot County

Southbound Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane with a 13-foot width restriction as MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 28 and mile marker 27, near Portageville. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, Oct. 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 7a .m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Perry County

The Route 51 overpass over Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews complete bridge repairs. Temporary signals will be in place to guide traffic through the work zone. 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 Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 15.

The Route B overpass over Interstate 55 will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews complete bridge repairs. This section of road is located at Exit 123 near Perryville. The on and off ramps will remain open. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, Oct. 5 with completion anticipated Sunday, Nov. 15. Work will be completed under one -lane traffic across the bridge using temporary signs.

Route E will be closed as contractor crews perform full depth pavement repairs. This section of road is located between County Road 218 and County Road 354. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Aug. 17 with completion anticipated for Monday, Sept. 28.

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.

PCR 616 will be closed, as of Wednesday, Sept. 23, for about two months for bridge replacement.

Scott County

Route RA will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a pipe under the road. This section of road is located between Route A and County Road 220. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Oct. 5 to Thursday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Route DD will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a culvert under the road. This section of road is located just west of County Road 465. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route CC will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a culvert under the road. This section of road is located 1.75 miles north of Route 91. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Ste. Genevieve County

Southbound I-55 in Jefferson and Ste. Genevieve Counties will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road. This section of road is located between mile marker 165 near Danby and mile marker 143 at Ozora. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, August 31 through Sunday, November 1 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Northbound and southbound I-55 will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews repair the bridges over River Aux Vases. This section of road is located between mile marker 143 and 150 near Ozora, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, Aug. 19 with completion anticipated on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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 FF will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between U.S. Route 60 and Route E, near Essex, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Sept. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Westbound Route 60 will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route FF in Essex and Route F in Dudley. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Sept. 29 through Tuesday, Nov. 17 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.

Illinois

Franklin County

According to IDOT, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, Illinois 14 will be closed between Thompsonville Road and the Franklin-Hamilton County line, weather permitting. The closure is expected to last for 16 days and the road is anticipated to be open by Wednesday, Sept. 24. The closure is for the removal and replacement of several drainage structures and for the construction of a temporary road to be used during mine subsidence activities along Illinois 14. Drivers should use a marked detour.

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.

Gallatin County

IDOT crews will be working on Main Street from IL 1 to Murphy Street in Ridgway, starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and controlled by flaggers. Work is expected to be finished on Oct. 30. Work includes pavement patching, asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings.

IDOT is alerting drivers of upcoming lane reductions on IL 141. Starting on Tuesday, July 21, weather permitting, there will be road construction work on IL 141 from the IL 141/US 45 intersection to the White County line in New Haven and will require lane closures starting at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers. Work includes pavement patching, asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings. The work is expected to be completed by Nov. 13.

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

Starting on Monday, Sept. 21, Chautauqua St. at Oakland Ave. in Carbondale will close for about two weeks. This will allow construction crews to finish storm sewer and paving work on Oakland Ave. Drivers will need to find alternate routes or follow marked detours. Drivers coming from the southwest will be able to take Poultry Center Drive to Douglas Drive East to enter the SIU campus.

West Sunset Drive will be closed between Emerald Lane and Parrish Lane in Carbondale for the demolition and complete replacement of the bridge over Little Crab Orchard Creek beginning on Monday, Aug. 24. Local traffic will be able to access the Life Community Center from Parrish Lane and residents living along Sunset Drive between Little Crab Orchard Creek and Emerald Lane will be able to access their properties from the Emerald Lane side of the closure. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area. The Sunset Drive Trailhead and access to the David Kenney Trail will be closed during construction. Access to the David Kenney Trail can be reached from the Chautauqua Road or Freeman Street Trailheads. Construction is expected to be complete in early November.

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

IDOT says work will begin on I-57 from about 2 miles north of Mount Vernon to about 2 miles south of Dix. Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to one lane for the contractor to complete patching, milling and resurfacing operations. Work is expected to take about two months.

Route 37 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between East Bethel Rd. and North Bunny Farm Rd. in Mt. Vernon starting Monday, Aug. 24. This is near the I-64 interchange in Mt. Vernon. Crews will be installing new pavement, shoulder and curb and gutter under the I-64 overpass bridge. The work is expected to take two months.

Johnson County

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

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

Massac County

IDOT is alerting drivers to upcoming lane reductions on I-24 over the Ohio River. Starting on Sunday night, Sept. 27, weather permitting, there will be road construction work on the structure carrying I-24 over the Ohio River that will require lane closures starting at 7 p.m. Lane closures will be Sunday night through Thursday morning. The contractor will work nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Work is expected to be finished on Oct. 30. Work includes hot mix asphalt patches, partial depth patches 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.

Saline County

Starting on Monday, Sept. 28, weather permitting, Harco Road will be closed 1.2 miles north of Illinois 13. This closure is expected to last until Friday, Oct. 30. Crews will be removing a bridge and replacing the highway. Drivers should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution in the area.

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.

White County

IDOT is alerting drivers of upcoming lane reductions on IL 141. Starting on Tuesday, July 21, weather permitting, there will be road construction work on IL 141 from the IL 141/US 45 intersection to the White County line in New Haven and will require lane closures starting at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers. Work includes pavement patching, asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings. The work is expected to be completed by Nov. 13.

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.

Kentucky

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 is planning a work zone traffic shift along the U.S. 641 reconstruction corridor at the south edge of Murray late Wednesday, July 15. This work zone along U.S. 641 runs from the intersection with U.S. 641-Business/Glendale Road at mile point 6.65 at the south edge of Murray extending southward to the Clarks River Bridge at mile point 5.683, a distance of just over 1 mile. This is the first phase of work aimed at reconstructing U.S. 641 from Murray to the Kentucky-Tennessee state line near Hazel. Sometime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the contractor will establish two-way traffic along a significant section of the new lanes. This will remove traffic from the existing section of road so it can be reconstructed in coming months. The two lanes are expected to be in place throughout the two-year construction process. The target completion date on the first phase is Dec. 1, 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

Construction on the Hughes Branch Bridge along Cotton Patch Rd. will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Cotton Patch Road has been closed since July 9, 2019 due to the structure being deemed unsafe to travel. The target completion of the construction is set for October 30, 2020.

Graves County

KYTC contractor is planning a work zone along a section of U.S. 45 at the north edge of Mayfield on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1. The 4-lane section of U.S. 45 at the north edge of Mayfield will be restricted to one lane for pavement repairs and paving from the KY 1830/Jimtown Road intersection at mile point 19.3 extending northward to Kentex Drive at mile point 19.9. This is along U.S. 45 just north of the I-69 Mayfield Exit 25 Interchange. This work could continue into Friday if required.

KYTC contractor is planning spot milling and paving along with base repair work along a section of KY 303 in southern Graves County on Monday, Sept. 28. This work zone includes spot work at various locations along KY 303 between the KY 94 intersection at mile point 5.1 extending to the New KY 80 intersection at mile point 15.8, a distance of 10.7 miles. Work is expected to finished in one day.

KYTC crews planned an extended closure of KY 945 in Graves County starting on Monday, Sept. 28. This extended closure of KY 945 at mile post 3.1 is to allow construction of a prefabricated aluminum culvert that carries a branch of Wilson Creek under the road. This is along KY 945 southeast of the Pottsville community between Meridian Road and Pleasant Grove Church Road. KY 945 is expected to be closed at this site for about two weeks. Drivers may self-detour via KY 440 and KY 408.

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.

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 contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans work zone lane restrictions along a section of U.S. 45 at the north edge of Mayfield in Graves County on Wednesday, September 30 & Thursday, October 1, 2020. The 4-lane section of U.S. 45 at the north edge of Mayfield will be restricted to one lane for pavement repairs and paving from the KY 1830/Jimtown Road intersection at mile point 19.3 extending northward to Kentex Drive at mile point 19.9.  This is along U.S. 45 just north of the I-69 Mayfield Exit 25 Interchange.  This work could continue into Friday if required.

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 center line 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

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.

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 contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an extended closure of KY 1565 in western McCracken County starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020. KY 1565/Mayfield-Metropolis Road will be closed at milepoint 2.99 to allow reconstruction of the Massac Creek Branch Bridge. The roadway at this site may be closed for up to 60 days for this project. This closure is along KY 1565/Mayfield-Metropolis Road between Buchannon Road and Old Hinkleville Road.

Beginning Monday, September 14, the main entrance to Bob Noble Park off Park Avenue will have intermittent closures for approximately a week. During that time, contractors working for the City of Paducah will be placing pipe and milling and paving the main access road and the roadway and parking area adjacent to the tennis courts. Please watch for the traffic control devices. Pedestrians and bicyclists are asked to avoid the area when closed and while the contractors are working.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans a work zone lane restriction along KY 58/Mayfield Highway in Clinton on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Spot milling and paving with base repair work is planned along a section of KY 58/Mayfield Highway in Clinton on Tuesday. This is along KY 58 between the U.S. 51/South Washington Street intersection at mile point 10.1 extending eastward to College Street at mile point 10.5.

Trigg County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a temporary detour for eastbound traffic along Interstate 24 in an extended work zone between the 52 and 65 mile marker in Kentucky on Tuesday evening, September 1, 2020. Eastbound motorists on I-24 should be prepared to encounter a temporary detour starting around 6 p.m., CDT, on Tuesday, near the 56 mile marker. This is along I-24 eastbound between the KY 139 Princeton/Cadiz Exit 56 Interchange and the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange. The temporary detour is to allow extensive pavement patching and shoulder repairs along the eastbound one-lane section of I-24 in the extended work zone. The work is to improve the driving surface and shoulder area in the work zone to prepare for the Labor Day Holiday travel period. During this temporary closure, there will be a marked detour for eastbound traffic along KY 139 South through downtown Cadiz to U.S. 68 East to return to I-24 at the Cadiz Exit 65 interchange. Motorists traveling KY 139 southbound near the Exit 56 Interchange should be prepared to encounter delays as flaggers will be controlling traffic to allow vehicles exiting I-24 to access KY 139 South. This temporary detour is expected to be in place from approximately 6 p.m., CDT, Tuesday, to about 1 a.m., Wednesday, to allow repairs to the driving surface and shoulders along the one-lane section of the work zone. To help reduce delays along the marked detour via KY 139, motorists from the Paducah area planning to travel I-24 East into Tennessee on Tuesday evening 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 project includes major rehabilitation work along the eastbound lanes of I-24 from the 52 to 65-mile marker, as well as spot concrete repairs and bridge work from the 65 to 69 mile marker. Once reconstruction of the eastbound driving surface is complete sometime after Labor Day, additional concrete pavement repairs are planned along westbound lanes. The target completion date for all work is May 15, 2021.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an estimated 7-hour detour for westbound traffic along Interstate 24 in an extended work zone between the 65 and 56 mile marker in Kentucky on Wednesday evening, August 26, 2020. Westbound motorists on I-24 should be prepared to encounter a temporary detour starting sometime around 6 p.m., CDT, Wednesday, at the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange.This temporary westbound detour for I-24 is to allow extensive pavement patching and shoulder repairs along the extended one-lane work zone. During this 7-hour closure of I-24 westbound traffic there will be a marked detour along U.S. 68 West to KY 139 North through downtown Cadiz to return to I-24 at the Cadiz-Princeton Exit 56 interchange. Motorists traveling U.S. 68 near the Exit 65 Interchange should be prepared to encounter delays as flaggers will be controlling traffic to allow vehicles exiting I-24 to access U.S. 68 West. The Transportation Cabinet is recommending an alternate route for westbound traffic by continuing westbound on U.S. 68 to the I-69 Exit 47 Draffenville Interchange to follow I-69 North to return to I-24 at the Exit 25 interchange near Calvert City. This will allow motorists to avoid traffic backups along the main detour. This temporary detour is expected to be in place from approximately 6 p.m., CDT, Wednesday, to about 1 a.m., Thursday. Once reconstruction of the eastbound driving surface is complete, additional concrete pavement repairs are planned along westbound lanes. The target completion date for all work is May 15, 2021.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an estimated 7-hour detour for eastbound traffic along Interstate 24 in an extended work zone between the 52 and 65 mile marker in Kentucky on Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020. Eastbound motorists on I-24 should be prepared to encounter a temporary detour starting sometime around 6 p.m., CDT, on Tuesday, near the 56 mile marker. This is along I-24 eastbound between the KY 139 Princeton/Cadiz Exit 56 Interchange and the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange. The temporary detour is to allow extensive pavement patching and shoulder repairs along the eastbound one-lane section of I-24 in the extended work zone. During this 7-hour closure, there will be a marked detour for eastbound traffic along KY 139 South through downtown Cadiz to U.S. 68 East to return to I-24 at the Cadiz Exit 65 interchange. Motorists traveling KY 139 near the Exit 56 Interchange should be prepared to encounter delays as flaggers will be controlling traffic to allow vehicles exiting I-24 to access KY 139 South. The Transportation Cabinet is recommending an alternate route for eastbound traffic at the I-24/I-69 Exit 25 Interchange near Calvert City to I-69 southbound to take U.S. 68 East at the Daffenville Exit 47 interchange to return to I-24 Eastbound at the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange. This will allow motorists to avoid traffic backups along the main detour. This temporary detour is expected to be in place from approximately 6 p.m., CDT, Tuesday, to about 1 a.m., Wednesday, to allow repairs to the driving surface and shoulders along the one-lane section of the work zone. Oversized loads will be directed to pull over and wait for the work to be completed as overweight and over-dimensional loads will not be allowed along the detour through Cadiz along KY 139 and U.S. 68. KY 276 is not an approved detour and will be open to local traffic only. To help reduce delays along the marked detour via KY 139, motorists 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. 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. Once reconstruction of the eastbound driving surface is complete sometime after Labor Day, additional concrete pavement repairs are planned along westbound lanes. The target completion date for all work is May 15, 2021.

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.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an estimated 3-hour detour for eastbound traffic along Interstate 24 in an extended work zone between the 52 and 65 mile marker in Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon, August 4, 2020. Eastbound motorists on I-24 should be prepared to encounter a temporary detour starting sometime around 1 p.m., CDT, on Tuesday, near the 62 mile marker. This is along I-24 eastbound 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 to return to I-24 at the Cadiz Exit 65 interchange during this two hour closure. This temporary detour is expected to be in place from approximately 1 p.m., CDT, to about 4 p.m., Tuesday, to allow a crash cushion to be replaced at an emergency crossover near the 62 mile marker. The crash cushion was damaged during a recent crash at this location. Oversized loads will be directed to pull over and wait for the work to be completed as overweight and over-dimensional loads will not be allowed along the detour through Cadiz along KY 139 and U.S. 68. KY 276 is not an approved detour and will be open to local traffic only. As a reminder for trucks, there is a strict 12 ft. maximum load width for eastbound I-24 in the work zone. There is a strict 15 ft. maximum load width for westbound traffic in the work zone. 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 prepared to encounter traffic delays as flaggers will be controlling traffic to allow vehicles exiting I-24 to access KY 139. Motorists who normally travel KY 139 and U.S. 68 through Cadiz should also be aware of increased traffic flow during the 2-hours this temporary detour is active. To help reduce delays along the marked detour via KY 139, motorists 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. More than 22,000 vehicles travel this section of Interstate 24 in an average day. Motorists are asked to use both patience and caution in this work zone through the 2020 construction season. Hall Contracting of Kentucky is the prime contractor on this $28,090,000 highway improvement project. The project includes major rehabilitation work along the eastbound lanes of I-24 from the 52 to 65-mile marker, as well as spot concrete repairs and bridge work from the 65 to 69 mile marker. Once reconstruction of the eastbound driving surface is complete sometime after Labor Day, additional concrete pavement repairs are planned along westbound lanes. The target completion date for all work is November 30, 2020.

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