Heartland Road Projects

Here are road projects going on in the Heartland. Drive safely!
Heartland Road Projects.
Heartland Road Projects.
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 12:06 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2022 at 12:06 PM CDT
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Missouri

Butler County

Eastbound U.S. Route 60 will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform erosion work. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Oct. 7 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The first phase of the U.S. Route 67/Future I-57 project will begin, weather permitting, August 22 with completion anticipated Wednesday, Nov. 1. This includes upgrading the Route 160/158 interchange south of Poplar Bluff. The interchange will be reconfigured with two roundabouts in place of the current loop ramps in the northwest and southeast quadrants. MoDOT says work will begin with pipe extensions and earthwork for the new merge ramps. During this stage, Route 160/158 and Route 67 will be minimally impacted. Drivers should anticipate construction equipment and contractor crews in the area. Tentatively, paving is set to begin in 2023.

Route W will be closed as contractor crews replace a bridge over the Black River. The bridge is located between County Road 525 and Ravenwood Lane near Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, crews will begin working at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, with completion anticipated Friday, Sept. 30. A signed detour will be in place. In addition, MoDOT says the Hilliard River Access will be temporarily closed to the public during construction.

Crews will begin work to replace the westbound Business 60 (Pine Street) bridge over the Black River and Union Pacific Railroad in Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, construction will begin Monday, Aug. 15, with completion anticipated by Saturday, July 15, 2023. During construction, traffic will be shifted to a head-to-head configuration on the eastbound bridge. Riverview Drive and B Street will be closed during construction, and parking will not be allowed underneath the bridge along Riverview Drive. 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.

Butler/Ripley Counties

MoDOT plans to replace two structures on Route 142. The Butler County bridge is located over Cane Creek Ditch near Neelyville. The Ripley County bridge is located over Mill Creek near Gatewood. The projects will be let in January 2023, with construction starting as early as spring 2023. As work is underway, the road will be closed in the vicinity of each structure for about 3 months. Signed detours will be in place. Completion is anticipated by fall 2023.

Cape Girardeau County

Route 61 will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews improve sidewalks in Jackson, Mo. This project is part of MoDOT’s initiative to bring roadway facilities into compliance with the current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This section of road is located between Old Cape Road and Donna Road. Weather permitting, crews will be working Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drivers are encouraged to watch for slow moving traffic on northbound and southbound I-55 in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Sept. 26 from 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will begin to slow northbound I-55 traffic at mile marker 105 and southbound I-55 traffic at mile marker 111. During this time, I-55 traffic will be reduced to 20 mph for about 30 minutes as contractor crews replace overhead power lines at mile marker 108.4. Drivers using an interchange ramp will be required to stop before entering I-55 until the pace car passes.

Route 34 will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route UU and Route 72. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Westbound Route 74 in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction Monday, Oct. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. This section of roadway is located from Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau to Levee Road in East Cape Girardeau, Illinois. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be making repairs to the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. The Emerson Bridge spans the Mississippi River connecting Missouri Route 74 to Illinois Route 146.

The city of Cape Girardeau says Broadway will close in both directions Sept. 19 between Sunset Blvd. and Penny Ave. for two weeks, depending on weather. A new box culvert will be installed as part of the Penny-Capaha Drainage Project, which includes adding new pipes and increasing the capacity of existing infrastructure. They ask that you support affected businesses, but otherwise use an alternate route or the posted detour along Independence via Caruthers and West End Blvd. Drivers are discouraged from detouring on lower traffic, neighborhood streets.

West Mary Street in Jackson will be closed from North Union Avenue to North Missouri Street on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for a bridge and sidewalk improvements project. Barricades and road closure signs will be in place. A signed detour utilizing West Washington Street will be provided. Work is scheduled to be completed by March 2023.

Work will begin as early as August 15, 2022 on Siemers Drive. The city said the contractor will finish a list of repairs within a year. They include Siemers from 74 to Richmond and Siemers from Campster to Lambert.

Contractor crews will soon begin work to improve two sections of Route 177. The project will mitigate issues with flooding by raising the road. The north end of the project will improve the Scism Creek area located from Rolling Hills Drive to Old Route V. In addition to raising the road, a bridge will be built south of County Road 651. The south end of the project will improve the Juden Creek area located from County Road 643 to Cedar Hills Ln. Improvements to this section will include raising the road and relocating the center line slightly to the south of its existing location. MoDOT said this will require a slight realignment of County Road 657 in order to tie into the new profile. Weather permitting, crews will begin on the north end of the project (Scism Creek area) at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 7. During this time, Route 177 will be closed from Rolling Hills Drive to Old Route V. Once work is finished at the north end, construction crews will move to the south end of the project (Juden Creek area). As work is underway on the south end of the project, Route 177 will be closed from County Road 643 to Cedar Hills Ln. Additional details will be shared as work progresses. Completion of the Route 177 project is anticipated on Nov. 1, 2022, weather permitting.

Dunklin County

Route NN will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews overlay the road and perform shoulder work. This section of road is located between Route 412 and the Arkansas state line. Weather permitting, crews will be working Tuesday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Madison County

Route HH between Route N to County Road 416 will be open to local traffic only on Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crews will be making driving surface improvements. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Route N between Route C to U.S. Route 67 will be open to local traffic only on Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crews will be making driving surface improvements. The work zone will be marked with signs.

MoDOT crews will be making driving surface improvements on Route C. This section of road is located between Route N and Route CC. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, Sept. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mississippi County

Southbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 14 and mile marker 12.6 near Charleston. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 21 from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Work to rehabilitate the I-55 bridges over Route 62 at Miner began in May with construction on the northbound bridge. Traffic will soon shift as work begins on the southbound bridge. Drivers should anticipate head-to-head traffic with a 10-foot width restriction on I-55 from Exit 66B to Exit 69. Route 62 is reduced to two lanes with a 10-foot width restriction from Matthews Lane to North Interstate Drive. The Route 62 ramp onto northbound I-55 is closed. Starting Friday, Sept. 30, the southbound off ramp/deceleration ramp will be closed at Exit 67, weather permitting. Completion is anticipated May 31, 2023.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed on Thursday, Sept. 15 due to low water. According to KYTC, the river at Cairo was at 12.88 feet with a forecast for river levels to continue dropping over the next two weeks. The river stage at Hickman was at 5.4 feet.

New Madrid County

Route 162 between Route B and County Road 361 near Portageville will be closed Monday, Aug. 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crews will be replacing a bridge. The work zone will be marked with signs. The project is expected to be completed Sunday, Sept. 25.

Route H will be closed as contractor crews replace two bridges. This section of road is located between Route AE and Oak Drive in Matthews. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, May 31 with completion anticipated Thursday, Dec. 1. A signed detour will be in place.

Pemiscot County

Construction of five bridges on Route EE will continue, according to MoDOT. The bridges are located over Drainage Ditches 1, 251, 258, 259 and 65 near Peach Orchard, Mo. During the first phase of construction, Route EE will remain open, but beginning on Thursday, Oct. 6 it will be closed from Route A to County Road 229. The completion date is anticipated as Saturday, Dec. 31.

Southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as MoDOT crews perform bridge maintenance. This section of road is located between mile marker 16.6 and mile marker 14.8 south of Hayti. Weather permitting, crews will be working Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route YY will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a culvert under the road. This section of road is located between Route T and County Road 375 near Portageville. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Steele Weight Station on northbound I-55 will be closed as contractor crews perform concrete repairs. Weather permitting, the access ramp and weigh stations will be closed starting Monday, July 18 at 6:30 a.m. Tractor trailers using the parking area overnight Sunday, July 17 will exit Monday morning before the work begins. Completion is anticipated the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 27, weather permitting.

Perry County

Crews are scheduled to begin pavement rehab and some minor structural steel repairs to the Chester Bridge on Tuesday, July 5. During the project, Rte. 51 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction. Temporary signals will be in place to direct traffic. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed Thursday, Dec. 1.

Route 51 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as construction crews perform center turn lane additions. This section of road is located between Route T and Old St. Mary’s Road in Perryville. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 6 through Tuesday, November 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Northbound and southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform guardrail work and pavement repairs. This section of road is located from mile marker 135 at Route M to mile marker 129 at Route 51 near Perryville. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., including weekends as necessary.

Scott County

Motorists should anticipate ramp closures at the Interstate 55/57/U.S. Route 60 cloverleaf interchange in Sikeston the evening of Monday, Sept. 26. The interchange is located at mile marker 66. Crews say this will be the last part of the work to apply a high friction surface treatment to the pavement of the interchange. Work will take place overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. to avoid impacts during peak traffic. Weather permitting, work will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, with completion anticipated at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Work to rehabilitate the I-55 bridges over Route 62 at Miner began in May with construction on the northbound bridge. Traffic will soon shift as work begins on the southbound bridge. Drivers should anticipate head-to-head traffic with a 10-foot width restriction on I-55 from Exit 66B to Exit 69. Route 62 is reduced to two lanes with a 10-foot width restriction from Matthews Lane to North Interstate Drive. The Route 62 ramp onto northbound I-55 is closed. Starting Friday, Sept. 30, the southbound off ramp/deceleration ramp will be closed at Exit 67, weather permitting. Completion is anticipated May 31, 2023.

Missouri Route M will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews build sidewalks and update the existing signals with pedestrian features. This section of road is located between Wheeler Street to Crites Street in Scott City. A section of Business 61 will also be reduced to one lane from the overpass to the Route M intersection. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, July 18 through Thursday, Dec. 1.

St. Francois County

Northbound and southbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews build a j-turn south of Farmington. The project includes reconfiguring the crossover intersection at U.S. 67 and Route H with a j-turn. This requires adding acceleration and deceleration lanes and work in the median. The work zone will be in place from Route DD to New Perrine Road in Farmington. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, April 18 with completion anticipated Tuesday, Nov. 1. MoDOT said the median crossing at U.S. 67 and Route H will be removed with this project. Instead of crossing fast-moving lanes of traffic to get to the opposing lanes, drivers will turn right in the same direction of traffic, merge into the left lane and then make a u-turn in the direction they intend to travel.

Route 47 will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews resurface the asphalt. This section of road is located between the Washington County line and 0.2 miles east of Bonne Terre. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, April 18 through Monday, Oct. 31 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

Stoddard County

Route WW between County Road 420 and County Road 436, north of Dudley, will be closed for bridge repairs starting Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Tuesday, Nov. 1. The bridge over drainage Ditch number 26. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Illinois

Franklin County

IDOT is alerting motorists on IL 149 and IL 184 of an upcoming intersection closure. Beginning Tuesday, September 6 at 6 a.m., the intersection of IL 149 and IL 184, just north of Royalton, will be closed to all traffic for 19 consecutive days. A marked detour will be in place. The project involves construction of a new roundabout at the intersection. The intersection will reopen Sept. 24.

Jefferson County

IDOT is alerting drivers of upcoming bridge construction that will affect both northbound and southbound I-57 near Dix. The southbound lanes of I-57 will be closed starting on Friday, March 25. Southbound traffic will be diverted to the northbound lanes. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction. The southbound exit ramp at mile post 103 at Dix will be closed. All other ramps at Exit 103 will remain open to the public. They said this is necessary for the replacement of the I-57 bridges over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and County Highway 39. The southbound lanes and exit ramp will remain closed until November 15.

Johnson County

U.S. 45 will be reduced to one lane approximately one mile north and south of I-24 and north of Rte. 146 to two miles south of Rte. 146 at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, which will be controlled by flaggers. Crews will be starting on a construction project, which includes pavement patching, hot mix asphalt removal, hot mix asphalt paving, median repairs and curb & gutter improvements. The project is expected tot be completed on October 14.

IDOT is alerting motorists traveling on I-24 in Johnson County of the upcoming two-year construction project beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 14, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane. The project includes bridge repairs on multiple structures in each direction on I-24 from the structures over US 45 (Mile Post 14) to the Massac County Line at (Mile Post 24) and hot mix asphalt resurfacing. All bridge work must be completed by November 22, 2022, and the entire project shall be completed by November 15, 2023. Motorists should be aware of the 14′-3″ width restriction, reduce speed, be alert for equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones. To avoid any delays, motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

Massac County

The Illinois Department of Transportation alerted drivers on I-24 that pavement patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing will begin April 25, weather permitting. The pavement patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing from the structures over Country Club Road (mile post 35) to the Ohio River Bridge (mile post 39), including the I-24/U.S. 45 Metropolis interchange are to be finished at night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning. All lanes in this area will be open to traffic from 7 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. The lane closures will remain during the daytime, Monday-Thursday, and no work is allowed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to IDOT, bridge work will continue on the various structures from the Johnson County line to the structures over Country Club Road. Daytime pavement patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing will begin once all bridge is finished. The entire project will be finished by November 15.

Randolph County

Crews are scheduled to begin pavement rehab and some minor structural steel repairs to the Chester Bridge on Tuesday, July 5. During the project, Rte. 51 into Perry County, Missouri will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction. Temporary signals will be in place to direct traffic. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed Thursday, Dec. 1.

Saline County

Crews will be starting a paving project on IL 34 from Old IL 13 (Poplar Street) to the levee, just north of Reservoir Road in Harrisburg on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane. To avoid delays, drivers are urged to find an alternate route. The work is expected to last until Friday, Sept. 30.

Kentucky

Ballard County

KY 310/Turner Landing Road, about halfway between U.S. 60 and KY 358/Bandana Road, will be closed starting Wednesday, Sept. 28. Crews will be replacing a large culvert that carries a branch of Humphreys Creek. The location is immediately west of a similar culvert that was replaced in June. The closure is expected to last about Friday, Oct. 14. There will be no marked detour. Drivers may self-detour via KY 358/Bandana Road and U.S. 60.

Caldwell County

A contractor will begin the installation of a new turn lane on Tuesday, May 31 for the Caldwell County Primary School in Caldwell County. The project is located on KY 91/Marion Road. The turn lane is scheduled for completion in October. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and be aware of the work zone.

Calloway County

A contractor for KYTC plans to establish a work zone with lane restrictions at a busy intersection at the north edge of downtown Murray on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. This work zone is to allow placement of concrete pavement at the intersection where U.S. 641-Business meets KY 2075 and KY 2595. This is at the intersection of East Chestnut Street and North 4th Street. This intersection is at U.S. 641-Business mile point 2.155 where northbound traffic on U.S. 641-Business from the downtown area turns left on Chestnut Street to reconnect to U.S. 641/North 12th Street. Asphalt pavement at this site has waffled from heavy truck and vehicle traffic through the intersection. The contractor will be remove the damaged asphalt in phases and replace it with concrete pavement. Motorists should be alert for frequent work zone lane configuration and traffic flow changes as the work progresses. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Approximately 12,000 vehicles travel through this intersection in an average day. Harper Construction is the prime contractor on this $325,000 highway improvement project. The target completion date is October 15, 2022.

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.

A KYTC contractor plans to close Brandon Road at the U.S. 641 Construction Corridor in Southern Calloway County starting Monday, July 11, 2022. This closure of Brandon Road is to allow the contractor to complete connections to the approaches for the Brandon Road intersection with New U.S. 641. The tie-in work is expected to take about four or five days to complete. There will be no marked detour; however, residents who normally travel Brandon Road may self-detour via Lauring Drive, E.W. Miller Road, or Phillips Drive. KYTC District 1 will attempt to provide timely notice should Brandon Road reopen to traffic earlier than expected. Construction of the New U.S. 641 from the Clarks River Bridge at the south edge of Murray to the KY-TN State Line at Hazel is approximately 57 percent complete. Construction on this 6 mile new terrain section of 4-lane will have minimal impact on existing U.S. 641 and side roads. Motorists are reminded to avoid driving around or moving construction barricades along the construction corridor. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $37.6 million highway improvement project. The target completion date is summer of 2023.

Crittenden County

KYTC says a bridge on Chapel Hill that crosses Crooked Creek has been ordered closed by inspectors. The bridge is between the Marion City Water Plant entrance and Earl Patmore Road. It was ordered close on Monday morning, Sept. 19 when an inspector found further deterioration of the substructure. The bridge had previously been restricted to a 3-ton load limit. The Crittenden County Fiscal Court had already sought bids to rebuild the bridge and a contractor had started delivering equipment to the site to start repairs. Weather permitting, the repairs could be completed in about 30 days.

Fulton County

A contractor for KYTC plans milling and asphalt paving along a section of KY 125/Union City Highway in Fulton County starting Saturday, September 17 ,2022. Paving along KY 125/Union City Highway runs from the KY 166/Middle Road intersection at mile point1.659 extending northward to the KY 1099/South 7th Street intersection in Hickman at mile point 5.386, a distance of about 3.2 miles. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Some delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment to facilitate the work. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and paving personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The work is expected to take about a week to complete. Murray Paving, Inc, is the prime contractor on this $716,262 highway improvement project. The target completion date is September 30, 2022.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed on Thursday, Sept. 15 due to low water. According to KYTC, the river at Cairo was at 12.88 feet with a forecast for river levels to continue dropping over the next two weeks. The river stage at Hickman was at 5.4 feet.

Graves County

KY 303 will be closed at about the 1.5 mile marker at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Crews will be replacing a culvert. There will be no marked detour. However, drivers may self-detour via KY 385 and KY 94. The road is expected to reopen to traffic around Wednesday, Sept. 28.

A KYTC contractor has reopened a section of KY 80 near Fancy Farm in western Graves County. KY 80 had been closed at mile point 2.8 since June 1 to allow a culvert that carries a branch of the West Fork of Mayfield Creek to be replaced immediately east of the Cash Road intersection. In spite of the extreme heat, the contractor was able to complete the work almost a week ahead of schedule. The contractor was able to place base courses of asphalt over the new culvert today, allowing the roadway to reopen. The excavation will be allowed to settle for several months before a final driving surface is applied. Finish work will continue on the culvert for several more days. Caution is required.

A KYTC safety enhancement project on KY 80 starts Thursday, Dec. 9. The project along a little more than 6 miles of KY 80 between Fancy Farm and Mayfield runs from just west of the Higgins Road intersection at mile point 2.38 extending eastward to mile point 8.519 near the Mike Lane intersection. Initial work will focus on widening four reinforced concrete culverts with one culvert to be replaced later. Generally, the contractor will restrict traffic to one lane on short segments of road so the concrete and materials can be delivered. Much of the initial construction activity is expected to be along the right-of-way with minimal traffic disruptions. More extensive work will ramp up in spring. The target completion date is Oct. 1.

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.

Livingston County

U.S. 60 has an active work zone near the 12mm at the north edge of Smithland for construction of the New Cumberland River Bridge. Flaggers may be present to assist trucks delivering materials and equipment to the worksite. There is a 25 mph speed limit for westbound traffic and a 35 mph speed limit for eastbound traffic. The target completion date for the new $63.6 million bridge is spring of 2023. KYTC eliminated a left-turn lane at the west end of the U.S. 60 Tennessee River “Ledbetter” Bridge in McCracken County. The new traffic arrangement requires all eastbound U.S. 60 traffic to move to the single left-turn lane to enter the crossover to continue eastbound across the Ledbetter Bridge into Livingston County.

McCracken County

A KYTC contractor started construction on a new Bottom Ditch Bridge along KY 994/Old Mayfield Road. KYTC says it has been closed since May 24 at mile point 2.531 when KYTC bridge inspectors found more deterioration of the bridge support structure due to overweight trucks. The Bottom Ditch Bridge had previously been reduced to a 10-ton load limit in June 2021 due to substructure damage. Engineers examined the bridge substructure and determined it could not be repaired. Because the road is already closed, the contractor was able to start work immediately. The old bridge has already been removed and prep work has started on construction of a new bridge. This bridge is along KY 994 just south of the Y 1288/Lebanon Church Road intersection. Bottom Ditch sometimes referred to as the Blizzard Pond Drainage Canal. The target completion date for the project is Dec. 15. There is no marked detour; however, motorists may continue to self-detour via KY 348/Hardmoney Road, KY 1014/Houser Road and KY 1288/Lebanon Church Road.

I-24 eastbound exit ramp at the U.S. 45/U.S. 62 Paducah exit 7 interchange will be closed on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Crews will be installing thermal rumble strips on the ramp to help alert drivers to slowed traffic ahead and the traffic signal at the end of the ramp. This work is part of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) effort that includes safety enhancements at a number of intersections across the region. A portable message board has been placed at the exit to alert the public ahead of the ramp closure. There will be no marked detour. However, drivers may self-detour via the U.S. 60 Paducah exit 4 interchange.

KYTC says there will be a traffic shift along U.S. 62/Blandville Road on Monday, Sept. 12. This work zone to extend the existing four-lane westward along U.S. 62/Blandville Rd. runs from the KY 998/Olivet Church Rd. intersection to the McCracken Blvd. traffic signal at the Commerce Park entrance. This is along U.S. 62 between mile point 7.851 and 8.8 west of Paducah. This work zone has two-way traffic running on the westbound lanes. On Monday, traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes for ongoing construction. Some delays are possible between 9 a.m. and noon. This $7.7 million project is about 90 percent complete. It includes the building of new bridges across Massac Creek. The target completion date is Dec. 1.

The South 25th Street road improvement project, in Paducah, begins Monday, June 13. Once utilities are relocated, crews will begin the 0.6-mile rehabilitation project, which includes new pavement, new curbs, new gutters and sidewalks. Lane restrictions will be in place in addition to traffic control devices. During the construction period, access will be maintained for local residents. However, the roadway will be closed to through traffic. Avoid parking on South 25th Street until the project is completed. Weather permitting, the expectation is for the South 25th Street project to be completed late 2022.

The city of Paducah says a contractor will begin a bridge improvement project for a two-lane section of Buckner Lane between Hansen Road and Pecan Drive and replaces the dilapidated bridge that has been affected by flooding and severe weather events. The contract will begin Tuesday, May 31. The project requires an extended closure of Buckner Lane Road between Hansen Road and Buckner Lane Circle for the staging of equipment, including a crane, and for the removal and replacement of the bridge and a culvert. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be finished in late 2022.

Trigg County

A section of KY 139/South Road will remain closed near mile point 3.9 to allow repairs to a sinkhole on the right of way that extends under the road at a cross drain. KYTC said due to the depth of the sinkhole, digging out and filling the sinkhole will require the closure of the road has been extended past the original completion date on Friday, Sept. 23. The closure is until further notice. This closure is along KY 139/South Road immediately south of Johnson Hollow Road and 3.9 miles north of the Kentucky-Tennessee state line between Cadiz and Bumpus Mills. There will be no marked detour.