PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - Ramps at the Interstate 24 Paducah Exit 4 interchange will reopen on Thursday, August 8.
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the ramps will open during the evening hours on Thursday.
KYTC engineers believe the U.S. 60 entry ramps to I-24 at Exit 4 will be the first to open around 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.. The I-24 ramps to U.S. 60 at Exit 4 are expected to reopen to near normal traffic flow by about midnight.
They have been closed since July 8 to allow final construction along the ramps, and asphalt paving at connecting points for a new double crossover diamond being built along U.S. 60.
Rain on Tuesday created about a half-day delay in efforts to reopen the ramps.
Drivers should be prepared for changes in traffic flow once the new DCD configuration is finished and the rebuilt ramps are opened at the Exit 4 interchange.
KYTC reminds drivers that construction activities will continue along the U.S. 60 work zone between New Hold Road and Coleman Road in coming weeks, including asphalt paving.
KYTC engineers remind drivers that the work zone will continue to have active construction in coming weeks.
According to KYTC, the DCD is designed to improve safety and traffic flow along U.S. 60 be eliminating conflict points for left-hand turns. It also improves flow by eliminating a phase at each traffic signal along the DCD.
Approximately 28,500 vehicles travel U.S. 60 through the Exit 4 interchange each day.
The target completion date for the $9,179,425 double crossover diamond project is Nov. 20, 2019.