Road work, closures in southeast MO, southern IL, western KY

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Southeast Missouri

Butler County

Eastbound U.S. 60 in Butler County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located between Route DD and Highway 51 near Fisk. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Route 53 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs.  This section of roadway is located from County Road 309 to County Road 608, near Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route W in Butler County 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, work will begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, with completion anticipated Friday, Sept. 30. A signed detour will be in place during construction. In addition, the Hilliard River Access will be temporarily closed to the public during construction. This bridge is part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project, which will improve 17 bridges throughout Southeast Missouri. Completion of the Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project is anticipated on or before Dec. 31, 2023. Tap here to view the design-build project website. The bridge is also included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. A total of 13 Focus bridges will be addressed through the Bootheel Bridge Bundle.

Cape Girardeau County

Northbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform approach repairs.  This section of roadway is located between Mile Marker 98 and Mile Marker 99.5 in Cape Girardeau. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 17 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.

A planned road closure on East Main Street began on Monday, April 25. This road closure will be a single lane from the intersection of Ohio Street going east to the intersection of Neal Street. Eastbound traffic on E. Main St. must utilize the posted detour route. Westbound traffic on E. Main St. will be open. Contracted construction crews will be working to install upgraded water distribution mains and new service line connections as part of the sixth phase of the Water System Facility Plan Implementation Project. Bonding capacity for this project was approved by voters in 2014 to help increase the flow of water to fire hydrants. Local traffic and residents within the construction area will still have access to their homes during this time. Businesses within this area will still be accessible by customers during the road closure. With weather pending, these detours are anticipated to last approximately two months. The detour routes will be marked and citizens are urged to be aware of and follow all posted signage. Drivers are also encouraged to avoid this area of construction when possible. Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact the Public Works Department at 573-243-2300, visit jacksonmo.org or connect through Facebook.

State Route 177 Southbound will be closed from March 7 through Nov. 1. The road closure begins 1.27 miles before County Road 657 W.

State Route 177 North will be closed beginning .89 miles after County Road 657 W from March 7 through Nov. 1.

Contractor crews will soon begin work to improve two sections of Route 177 in Cape Girardeau County. The project will help mitigate issues with flooding by raising the roadway. The north end of the project will improve the Scism Creek area located from Rolling Hills Drive to Old Route V in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In addition to raising the roadway, a bridge will be constructed 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 Lane in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Improvements to this section will include raising the roadway and relocating the centerline slightly to the south of its existing location. This will also require a slight realignment of County Road 657 in order to tie into the new profile. Weather permitting, construction will begin on the north end of the project (Scism Creek area) at 6 a.m. Monday, March 7. During this time, Route 177 will be closed from Rolling Hills Drive to Old Route V. Once work is completed at the north end of the project, construction will then 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 Lane. Additional details will be shared as work progresses. Completion of the Route 177 project is anticipated on Nov. 1, 2022, weather permitting. The work zones will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Dunklin County

Route DD in Dunklin County will close as construction for the Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project continues. The next bridge slated for improvements is over the St. Francis River, located 3.25 miles west of Missouri Route 53 near Campbell. Weather permitting, work began Monday, Nov. 29, with completion anticipated April 1, 2022. A signed detour will be in place during construction. MoDOT’s Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project will improve 17 bridges throughout Southeast Missouri. Completion of the Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project is anticipated on or before Dec. 31, 2023. Tap here to see the design-build project website. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

New Madrid County

Route H in New Madrid will be closed as contractor crews replace two bridges. This section of roadway is located between Route AE and Oak Drive in Matthews. Weather permitting, work will begin Tuesday, May 31 with completion anticipated Thursday December 1. A signed detour will be in place. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Route W in New Madrid County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between Route E and County Road 623 near Kewanee, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. State Route 162 East. Road closure begins at Route B north.

Missouri Route 162 in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews replace two bridges, one over Ditch No. 1 and the other over Ditch No. 251. This section of roadway is located between Route B South and Route B North, near Portageville. Completion anticipated Tuesday, June 21. The bridges are included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged seek an alternate route.

MoDOT plans to replace two bridges on Route H at Matthews. The bridges are located over Ash Slough Ditch and a drainage ditch. The project began in November 2021, with construction beginning as early as January 2022. One bridge will be constructed at a time, and contractors will complete the replacement in one location before proceeding to the next. As work is underway, the roadway will be closed in the vicinity of each bridge. A signed detour will be in place. Completion is anticipated by December 2022. Review the project in more detail and share your thoughts at modot.org/newmadridbridges.

MoDOT plans to replace three bridges on Route 162 between Gideon and Portageville. The bridges are located over Drainage Ditches 1, 251 and 62. The projects will be let in November 2021, with construction beginning as early as February 2022. One bridge will be constructed at a time, and contractors will complete the replacement in one location before proceeding to the next. As work is underway, the roadway will be closed in the vicinity of each bridge. A signed detour will be in place. Completion is anticipated by December 2022. The interested may review the project in more detail and share their thoughts at www.modot.org/newmadridbridges.

Madison County

Route E in Madison and Iron counties will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement improvements, including the addition of rumble strips.  This section of roadway is located between County Road 275 in Madison County to the Iron County line. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, May 9 through Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Mississippi County

Route B Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform asphalt overlay and add shoulders to the roadway. This section of roadway is located between Highway 80 to U.S. 62 near Bertrand. Weather permitting, work will begin Wednesday, June 1 with completion anticipated Sunday, Aug. 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is temporarily closed due to sediment blocking access to the Missouri Landing. In recent months the Mississippi River has created sand deposits around the Missouri Landing. From time to time, the accumulating sand prevents the ferry from reaching the landing. A track hoe is en route to the Missouri Landing. Once it arrives, it should take only a few hours to push the sand away from the landing ramp to allow the ferry to operate. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry will provide timely notice when service is able to resume. As a reminder, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry is temporarily operating on a limited 5-day-a-week schedule. The ferry is operating Thursday through Monday on the summer schedule, but will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday until the ferry can hire an additional pilot with a passenger endorsed license. Drivers may check on the ferry’s operating status by calling (731) 693-0210 or by going to https://www.facebook.com/DorenaHickmanFerry/.

Highway 80 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform edge rut repairs.  This section of roadway is located from County Road 803 to Route AA. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County

Outer Road 55 in New Madrid County will be closed as MoDOT crews seal the roadway with a mixture of rock and oil. This section of roadway is located from Route AA to County Road 408.  Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, June 14 through Thursday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

U.S. 62 in New Madrid County will be reduced as MoDOT crews perform drainage repairs. This section of roadway is located from U.S. 61 to Route W, near Howardville. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, May 31 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Route E in New Madrid County will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route H to County Road 480. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 6 through Thursday, June 9 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Pemiscot County

Westbound Interstate 155 off ramp to Southbound I- in Pemiscot County will be closed as contractor crews perform concrete work and undersealing. This section of roadway is located at Exit 1A near Hayti. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 6 through Monday, June 20.

Southbound Interstate 155 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform concrete repairs.  This section of roadway is located from Interstate 55 to the Tennessee State line. As work progresses, the work zone will move to various locations along I-155. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, May 9 through Monday, May 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Northbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Mile Marker 14 to Mile Marker 16 near Hayti, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Southbound Interstate 155 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform guardrail and pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Interstate 55 to the Tennessee state line. As work progresses, the work zone will move to various locations along I-155. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, April 4 through Friday, July 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

State Route EE East – Delays Possible bridge Reconstruction Scheduled from 07-SEP-2021 to 31-JUL-2022. Road work begins 1.4 MILES AFTER MO 153 S. Work will be done around the clock, 7 days a week.
State Route EE West – Delays Possible Bridge Reconstruction Scheduled from 07-SEP-2021 to 31-JUL-2022. Road work begins AT RT A W.
Work will be done around the clock, 7 days a week.

Route EE: Construction of five bridges on Route EE in Pemiscot County will kick off in early September. The bridges slated for replacement are located over Drainage Ditches 1, 251, 258, 259 and 65 near Peach Orchard, Missouri. Construction is expected to begin Sept. 7, weather permitting. Contractor crews will first construct four bridges on new alignments. During this time, Route EE will remain open, and traffic will continue to utilize the existing structures over Drainage Ditches 1, 251, 258 and 259.It will be necessary to close Route EE as the new bridges are tied-into the existing pavement and the final bridge over Drainage Ditch 65 is constructed. Completing the tie-ins and constructing the final bridge simultaneously will minimize the duration of the road closure. A signed detour will be in place during the road closure. Completion of the five bridges is anticipated by July 31, 2022. View the design-build project website.

Perry County

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

Route A in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.  This section of roadway is located from Deer Crossing Lane to Conty Road 444, near Altenburg.  Weather permitting, work will begin Wednesday, June 1 through Monday, Aug. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Work will be completed under one-lane traffic using temporary signals.

Northbound Interstate 55 in Perry County will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located between Mile Markers 129.4 and 130 in Perryville. Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday, May 4 through Thursday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Route A in Perry County will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform shoulder work. This section of roadway is located from Deer Crossing to County Road 444, near Altenburg. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Feb. 14 through Monday, May 30 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Interstate 55 North – Expect Delays Guard Rail/Cable Work Scheduled from February 10 through Nov. 1. Road work begins AT MO 51 S. Work will be done around the clock, 7 days a week.

State Route A East – Delays Possible Shoulder Work. Road work begins 3.25 MILES AFTER RT C S. Work will be done around the clock, on weekdays only. State Route A West –  Delays Possible Shoulder. Road work begins 4.94 MILES BEFORE RT C S. Work will be done around the clock, on weekdays only. Scheduled through May 30.

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

Reynolds County

MoDOT plans to improve Route K in Reynolds and Iron counties. Improvements will extend from 2.5 miles east of Route 21 near Ellington, Missouri to 1.3 miles west of Route 49 near Annapolis, Missouri. Nine curves will be improved along the project limits. The project includes widening, adding edgeline rumble stripes and adding guardrail to one curve, as well as adding edgeline rumble stripes to eight other curves. Right of way acquisition will only be required at the curve widening location. The project is expected to be let in January 2023, with construction beginning as early as spring 2023. Traffic will continue to use the existing roadway during construction. As the new pavement is tied into the existing pavement, flaggers will be present to guide motorists through the work zone. Completion is anticipated in late 2023. Interested people may review the project in more detail and share their thoughts at www.modot.org/routek/reynoldsiron. Comments will be accepted through May 3.

Scott County

Outer Road 55 (Sandywood Lane) in Scott County will be closed as MoDOT crews seal the roadway with a mixture of rock and oil.  This section of roadway is located from Route H to the end of Sandywood Lane.  Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Route N in Scott County will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between County Road 312 and County Road 316 near Scott City. Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Work to rehabilitate the Interstate 55 bridges over Route 62 at Miner, Missouri is slated to begin Monday, May 9, weather permitting. As construction is underway, motorists should anticipate head-to-head traffic with a 10-foot width restriction on I-55 from Exit 66B to Exit 69. In addition, Route 62 will be 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 will be closed during construction. Work to rehabilitate the northbound I-55 bridge will begin Monday, May 9, with completion anticipated Friday, Dec. 2, weather permitting. Work to rehabilitate the southbound I-55 bridge is expected to begin in 2023. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Stoddard County

Eastbound U.S. 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced as MoDOT crews perform shoulder repairs. This section of roadway is located from County Road 485 to Route WW near Dudley. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MoDOT plans to replace the deck of the Route WW bridge over Drainage Ditch #26 in Stoddard County. The bridge is located between County Road 420 and County Road 436, north of Dudley, Missouri. Construction could begin as early as spring 2022, with completion anticipated by fall 2022. As work is underway, the roadway will be closed in the vicinity of the bridge for approximately three months. Drivers should seek alternate routes during the bridge closure.

Wayne County

Route 34 in Wayne County will be closed as contractor crews replacement the bridge over the Black River. This section of roadway is located between County Road 453 and County Road 459 near Leeper, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, May 23, with completion anticipated Thursday, December 1. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Route Z in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform asphalt overlay and surface leveling. This section of roadway is located between Route D and Route P. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, May 16 through Monday, June 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Route 67 in Wayne County will be reduced with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform guardrail upgrades.  This section of roadway is located from the County Road 307 to Business 67 near Greenville. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, July 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Culvert Replacement- Road closure begins 3.84 MILES AFTER RT Z E. Scheduled from 15-MAR-2022 to 01-NOV-2022.

GUARD RAIL/CABLE WORK Scheduled from 28-FEB-2022 to 17-JUL-2022. Road work begins .07 MILES AFTER MO 34 E. US 67 South – WAYNE COUNTY – Delays Possible

GUARD RAIL/CABLE WORK Scheduled from 28-FEB-2022 to 17-JUL-2022. Road work begins 5.52 MILES AFTER RT N W.

MoDOT plans to replace the Route FF bridge over Rings Creek in Wayne County. The bridge is located south of Patterson. Construction of the Route FF bridge could begin as early as spring 2023, with completion anticipated by fall 2023. As work is underway, the roadway will be closed in the vicinity of the bridge for approximately three months. A signed detour will be in place.

Route 34 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews rehabilitate the bridge over the St. Francis River. This section of roadway is located between County Road 310 and County Road 312 near Silva. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, March 14, with completion anticipated Friday, July 15. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Route D in Wayne County will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a culvert under the roadway and perform pavement improvements. This section of roadway is located between East Fork Lost Creek and County Road 524. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, March 15 at 7 a.m. with work anticipated to be completed on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Southern Illinois

Franklin County

The Illinois Department of Transportation alerts travelers on Illinois 14 near the Franklin-Hamilton County line of an upcoming road closure. Beginning Tuesday, May 31, Illinois 14 will be closed between Thompsonville Road and Ewing Road, weather permitting. The road is expected to be opened on Friday, June 10. This closure is necessary to facilitate the construction of a temporary detour road that will be used during the replacement of a bridge on Illinois 14 due to mine subsidence. Drivers should follow the marked detour route. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.

Jefferson County

The southbound lanes of I-57 will by closed 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 milepost 103 at Dix will be closed. All other ramps at Exit 103 will remain open to traffic. This is to facilitate 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.

Massac County

Pavement patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing will begin April 25, 2022, weather permitting on I-24 in Massac County. 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/US 45 Metropolis interchange are to be completed at night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning. All lanes in this area shall be open to traffic from 7 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. The lane closures will remain during the daytime, Monday through Thursday, and no work is allowed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bridge work will continue on the various structures from the Johnson County line (Mile Post 24) to the structures over Country Club Road (Mile Post 35). Daytime pavement patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing will begin once all bridge work is completed in this area. The entire project is to be completed by November 15. Drivers 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.

Western Kentucky

Ballard County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has reopened an extended section of KY 358/Hinkleville Road south of LaCenter in Ballard County. KY 358/Hinkleville Road had been closed since February 28 from mile point 4.2 just north of the Ceredo Road intersection extending northward to Impala Drive at LaCenter to allow extensive drainage work – including the replacement of two culverts. This section of KY 358/Hinkleville Road reopened to traffic a day earlier than expected. Along with drainage improvements along the roadway, the KYTC Ballard County Highway Maintenance Crew and a contractor assembled and installed two pre-fab aluminum arch culverts to replace the existing culverts. Motorists who travel this section of KY 358 should be aware that a temporary cap has been placed on the culverts. The excavation sites will be allowed to settle for several months before a more permanent driving surface is added. This section of KY 358/Hinkleville Road is open to normal traffic flow at this time.

Caldwell County

A contractor will begin the installation of a new turn lane for the Caldwell County Primary School in Caldwell County on KY 91. The project is expected to be complete within 8 – 10 weeks, weather depending. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and be aware of the work zone.

Calloway County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has reduced the load limit on a bridge along KY 893/State Line Road East in southeastern Calloway County. KY 893/State Line Road East is restricted to a 3-ton maximum load limit on the McCullough Creek Branch Bridge at mile point 23.486. This is along KY 893 between Mooney Lane and the county section of State Line Road East. The bridge is 4.5 miles east of the Hazel community and just west of where KY 893/New Providence Road connects with KY 893/State Line Road East. The existing 10-ton load limit was reduced to 3-tons on the McCullough Creek Branch Bridge after inspectors found deterioration of the bridge substructure. The 3-ton load limit restricts the bridge to vehicles no heavier than a pickup truck or SUV. Truckers and farmers are asked to take note of this 3-ton load limit and avoid crossing the restricted structure with loads that exceed that limit. KYTC District 1 engineers will evaluate the bridge to determine if it can be repaired or should be replaced. All Kentucky bridges get a detailed safety inspection every two years with long-span river and lake bridges getting an extra walk-through safety check annually. Bridges that have reduced load limits posted are also subject to more frequent inspections.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone lane restriction on KY 121 in southeastern Calloway County starting Monday, April 18. Drivers should be alert for a work zone lane restriction along KY 121 between mile point 3.31 and mile point 3.66. This is between the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line and the New Concord community; about a mile southeast of New Concord. Drivers should be prepared to encounter one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal. This work zone is to allow deck restoration and waterproofing work on the East Prong Beechy Creek Bridge and the Beechy Creek Bridge. Some minor delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment required to facilitate the work. Work at this site is expected to take about 30 days to complete. Approximately 1,600 vehicles travel this section of KY 121 in an average day. This section of KY 121 in Calloway County connects with TN 119 at the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line which connects to U.S. 79 near Paris Landing. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. This work zone will be active during daylight hours anytime weather allows. Harper Construction, LLC, is the prime contractor on this $517,741 group highway improvement project. The target completion date for work at this site is May 20, 2022. This group bridge project includes deck work to be scheduled at a later date on the Buck Creek Bridge along KY 135/Carrsville-Tolu Road at the 12 mile marker in Livingston County.

Carlisle County

KY 1628 is CLOSED near the 2 mile marker due to a flood damaged cross drain – signs posted

Christian County

Drivers can anticipate an eastbound lane and shoulder restriction on I-24, beginning Monday, April 4. The work will begin at MP 76 – 79. A contractor will be on-site to address ditching and install channel lining. As work progresses, the closure will move eastward to allow work up to MP 85. Drivers should anticipate reduced speeds and drive accordingly.

Crittenden County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has reduced the load limit on a bridge along KY 654 in Crittenden County. KY 654 is restricted to a 13-ton maximum load limit on the Mattoon Creek Bridge at mile point 4.176. This is along KY 654 just over 1/10th of a mile east of U.S. 60 at the Mattoon community. The restricted load limit came after an inspection of the bridge found deterioration of the bridge substructure. Truckers and farmers are asked to take note of this 13-ton load limit and avoid crossing the restricted structure with loads that exceed that limit. The load limit is posted on signage at each end of the bridge. KYTC District 1 engineers will evaluate the bridge to determine if it can be repaired or should be replaced. All Kentucky bridges get a detailed safety inspection every two years with long-span river and lake bridges getting an extra walk-through safety check annually. Bridges that have reduced load limits posted are also subject to more frequent inspections.

A contractor for the KYTC successfully moved traffic to the new Crooked Creek Bridge on KY 91 at the northwest edge of Marion in Crittenden County on Wednesday, May 11. Drivers are reminded that this continues to be an active work zone while the contractor removes the temporary diversion and completes some additional finish items on the new bridge. Drivers should be alert for intermittent periods of one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Personnel and equipment may cross the roadway from time to time while efforts to remove the temporary diversion are ongoing. This work zone is at KY 91 mile point 5.193 at the Marion city limits, just over 1/2 mile north of the U.S. 60/Main Street intersection. This section of KY 91 carries traffic to and from the Cave-in-Rock Ferry. Approximately 850 vehicles travel this section of KY 91 North of Marion in an average day. Scott & Murphy, Inc, is the prime contractor on the $940,938 bridge replacement project.

Wolf Creek Road Crittenden County (Source: KYTC District 1)

Reduced Load Limit Posted on Bridges along KY 1917/Wolf Creek Road in eastern Crittenden County. Load limit reduced to 11-tons on two bridges. KYTC has reduced the load limit posting for two bridges along KY 1917/Wolf Creek Road in eastern Crittenden County effective immediately. Following a recent inspection, an order was issued on March 30, 2022, to place additional load limit restrictions at the following locations:

KY 1917/Wolf Creek Road at mile point 1.395
A bridge over a Branch of Wolf Creek (Bridge 028B00059N) is reduced to an 11-ton maximum load limit due to substructure issues

KY 1917/Wolf Creek Road at MP 1.57
A bridge over Wolf Creek (Bridge 028B00060N) is reduced to an 11-ton load limit due to issues with the bridge superstructure

KY 1917/Wolf Creek Road connects Providence Road with KY 120 in the Shady Grove area of Crittenden County. Approximately 20 vehicles travel KY 1917 in an average day. KYTC District 1 engineers will review these bridges to determine if they can be repairs or will have to be replaced.

The Claylick Creek Bridge on Mexico Road in Crittenden County has been ordered closed immediately after a regularly scheduled inspection found the bridge substructure had deteriorated. The Claylick Creek Bridge is along Mexico Road (CR 1209) at mile point 4.124 between View Road and Frances Road in western Crittenden County. This is south of the End of State Maintenance on KY 2132. In the closure order, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers noted the bridge was closed based on a review of the condition and weight carrying capacity of the structure. The Crittenden County Road Department has barricaded the bridge. KYTC District 1 engineers will assist the county with further evaluation of the structure to determine if it can be repaired or should be replaced. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is responsible for inspecting all bridges on public roadways in the Commonwealth. All bridges get a detailed inspection every two years, with long-span lake and river bridges getting an extra walk-through inspection annually. Bridges that have load limit restrictions due to structural issues also get more frequent safety evaluations.

The traffic signal at the U.S. 60/U.S. 641 intersection in Marion has resumed operation. The intersection had been functioning as a temporary 4-Way Stop since January 18. Plans called for the intersection to be converted to a 4-Way Stop for approximately two weeks to allow engineers to study peak traffic flow. However, the 4-Way Stop remained in place longer than expected as adverse weather conditions hampered observation efforts. Approximately 8,200 vehicles travel through the intersection in an average day. A pole that supports the existing traffic signal at the intersection has been hit by turning trucks from time to time. KYTC traffic engineers have been looking into various options to provide a better turn radius for trucks while enhancing traffic flow. In coming weeks, traffic engineers from the KYTC District 1 Traffic Group and the agency’s central office will comb through data gleaned from traffic flow observations at various times of the day to determine if the traffic signal should be upgraded or replaced by a 4-Way Stop. This intersection is at U.S. 60 mile point 9.2 and U.S. 641 mile point 7.02 in Crittenden County just south of the downtown area in Marion. This is at the intersection of Gum Street and South Main Street in Marion. KYTC District 1 will provide timely notice once the collected data has been processed and analyzed.

Fulton County

KYTC has placed a lane restriction and 22-ton load limit on KY 1125 at mile point 1.3 in Fulton County. The KY 1125 Little Bayou de Chien Bridge is restricted to one-lane traffic with a 22-ton maximum load limit after KYTC inspectors determined timber pilings supporting the bridge had deteriorated significantly since their last regularly scheduled safety check. Restricting the bridge to one-lane traffic means only one truck can cross the bridge structure at a time, making it less likely the 22-ton load limit is exceeded. The Little Bayou de Chien Bridge is along KY 1125 near Union Church Road about halfway between KY 94 and KY 166/Middle Road.

KYTC has placed a 3-ton load limit on the KY 1129 Brush Creek Bridge in Fulton County. The Brush Creek Bridge at KY 1129 mile point 7.696 is now restricted to a 3-ton load limit after an inspection found deterioration of the bridge substructure. Signs indicating the new load rating will be erected as soon as possible. The 3-ton load limit restricts the bridge to vehicles no heavier than a passenger vehicle or pickup truck. The Brush Creek Bridge is along KY 1129 between McClellan Road and KY 239. In coming weeks KYTC District 1 engineers will be conducting a further evaluation of the bridge substructure to determine if it can be repaired or should be replaced. On some maps, Brush Creek is listed as Rush Creek at this site.

A contractor for KYTC plans highway centerline and edge line painting in District 1 counties. Drivers should be alert for a paint truck and support caravan on the move during daylight hours anytime weather allows starting initially in Graves County. The crew will be working on various state highways in the contract before moving to sections of Interstate 69 and the Purchase Parkway. The paint crew then plans to move into Hickman and Fulton counties. The traffic stripe paint caravan will include the paint truck and several support vehicles. Drivers who encounter the work caravan on 2-lane highways should use appropriate caution and patience where there will be no opportunities to pass. Drivers who overtake the paint caravan on 4-lane highways should be aware that there are several support vehicles with the paint truck that will be spread out over several hundred yards. While retro-reflective paint used by the crew is designed to dry quickly, drivers are reminded to avoid driving through traffic paint before it has had time to cure. The contract covers 533 miles of the district’s 2,835 miles of highway and includes more than 1,600 miles of traffic striping. Traffic stripes are generally repainted about every 3 to 4 years to assure they maintain sufficient retro-reflectivity to be visible at night. Reynolds-Central Seal Joint-Venture is the prime contractor on this $1,040,000 traffic stripe painting project. Due to the late start for this construction season, the paint crew will likely work this fall as long as weather and temperature conditions allow, then return in the spring of 2022 to finish out the remaining routes in the contract.

Graves County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to close a section of KY 80 in western Graves County starting Wednesday, June 1. KY 80 will be closed at mile point 2.85 to allow a culvert that carries a branch of the West Fork of Mayfield Creek to be replaced. This closure site is immediately east of the Cash Road intersection, about 1.5 miles east of the Fancy Farm community. The contractor will install message boards and signage to alert the public to this extended closure. KY 80 is expected to remain closed at this site for approximately 3 weeks. The contractor and KYTC District 1 will attempt to provide timely updates as the work progresses. This extended closure of KY 80 is part of a Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) between Mayfield and Fancy Farm. The overall safety project runs along 6 miles of KY 80 between Higgins Road intersection at mile point 2.38 and the intersection with Mike Lane at mile point 8.519. Work that started in December included reinforcement of 4 concrete culverts and other work along the right of way. Generally, the contractor has been restricting traffic to one lane from time to time on short segments of roadway to facilitate delivery of concrete and other materials at specific work locations. Approximately 3,300 vehicles travel this section of KY 80 in an average day. Harper Contracting is the prime contractor on this $545,855 Highway Safety Improvement Project. The target completion date for all work on this safety project is October 1, 2022.

KYTC plans an extended closure of KY 131/Said Road in McCracken County starting Thursday, May 19. This extended closure of KY 131/Said Road is to allow a culvert to be replaced at McCracken County mile point 0.59, just north of the McCracken-Graves County Line. This is along KY 131 between Symsonia and Reidland about halfway between the county line and the Bypass Road intersection. The roadway at this site is expected to close around 9 a.m., CDT. on Thursday. KY 131/Said Road is expected to remain closed at this site for about two to three weeks. There will be no marked detour. However, passenger vehicles may self-detour via KY 450/Oaks Road and KY 3075/Sheehan Bridge Road. Commercial trucks should self-detour via an approved state route based on their gross weight. Approximately 2,200 vehicles travel this section of KY 131 in an average day. The existing culvert will be replaced with a pre-fabricated aluminum arch culvert. The target completion date is Friday, June 3.

A contractor for KYTC plans to ramp up work on a Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) along a section of KY 80 in western Graves County starting Thursday, December 9. This safety project along just over six 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 in the project. Generally, the contractor will restrict traffic to one lane from time to time on short segments of roadway to facilitate delivery of concrete and other materials at specific work locations. Much of the initial construction activity is expected to be along the right-of-way with minimal traffic disruptions. Delays are expected to be rare. More extensive work will ramp up in spring. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. HSIP project areas are chosen based on the roadway’s crash history. The safety program allows engineers to develop a list of basic improvements aimed at reducing the overall crash rate. A check of police crash data over the last five years indicates this 6-mile section of KY 80 had a total of 23 reported crashes with five injuries and one fatality. Approximately 3,300 vehicles travel this section of KY 80 in an average day. Harper Contracting is the prime contractor on this $545,855 Highway Safety Improvement Project. The target completion date is October 1, 2022.

A contractor for KYTC plans highway centerline and edge line painting in District 1 counties. Drivers should be alert for a paint truck and support caravan on the move during daylight hours anytime weather allows starting initially in Graves County. The crew will be working on various state highways in the contract before moving to sections of Interstate 69 and the Purchase Parkway. The paint crew then plans to move into Hickman and Fulton counties. The traffic stripe paint caravan will include the paint truck and several support vehicles. Drivers who encounter the work caravan on 2-lane highways should use appropriate caution and patience where there will be no opportunities to pass. Drivers who overtake the paint caravan on 4-lane highways should be aware that there are several support vehicles with the paint truck that will be spread out over several hundred yards. While retro-reflective paint used by the crew is designed to dry quickly, drivers are reminded to avoid driving through traffic paint before it has had time to cure. The contract covers 533 miles of the district’s 2,835 miles of highway and includes more than 1,600 miles of traffic striping. Traffic stripes are generally repainted about every 3 to 4 years to assure they maintain sufficient retro-reflectivity to be visible at night. Reynolds-Central Seal Joint-Venture is the prime contractor on this $1,040,000 traffic stripe painting project. Due to the late start for this construction season, the paint crew will likely work this fall as long as weather and temperature conditions allow, then return in the spring of 2022 to finish out the remaining routes in the contract.

Hickman County

KYTC has reopened a section of Fairview Avenue at the Harris Fork Branch Culvert in the City of Fulton. The culvert on Fairview Avenue (City Street 2075) between 5th Street and KY 1718/ 6th Street had been closed since January of 2021 following an engineering analysis of culverts statewide. The load-rating study found several culverts, including the Fairview Avenue Harris Fork Branch Culvert, to have insufficient fill for the loads they were carrying. The City of Fulton, the KYTC Fulton County Highway Maintenance Crew, and a contractor started efforts to replace the culvert on April 18. As initial demolition work was starting, engineers concluded that the existing culvert was in better condition than the earlier analysis had indicated. They also determined that many of the issues identified in the earlier study could be corrected by widening the roadway, reinforcing the shoulder area, and filling in a void beneath the roadway surface with concrete. That repair effort was completed this morning, allowing Fairview Avenue to reopen at the site more quickly than expected. Motorists should be aware that the culvert has a temporary gravel cap that will be allowed to settle for several months before a permanent asphalt cap will be applied.

KY 123 is CLOSED at the 14 to 16mm at the Obion Creek Bridge in the Hailwell Corner Area – signs posted

A contractor for KYTC plans highway centerline and edge line painting in District 1 counties. Drivers should be alert for a paint truck and support caravan on the move during daylight hours anytime weather allows starting initially in Graves County. The crew will be working on various state highways in the contract before moving to sections of Interstate 69 and the Purchase Parkway. The paint crew then plans to move into Hickman and Fulton counties. The traffic stripe paint caravan will include the paint truck and several support vehicles. Drivers who encounter the work caravan on 2-lane highways should use appropriate caution and patience where there will be no opportunities to pass. Drivers who overtake the paint caravan on 4-lane highways should be aware that there are several support vehicles with the paint truck that will be spread out over several hundred yards. While retro-reflective paint used by the crew is designed to dry quickly, drivers are reminded to avoid driving through traffic paint before it has had time to cure. The contract covers 533 miles of the district’s 2,835 miles of highway and includes more than 1,600 miles of traffic striping. Traffic stripes are generally repainted about every 3 to 4 years to assure they maintain sufficient retro-reflectivity to be visible at night. Reynolds-Central Seal Joint-Venture is the prime contractor on this $1,040,000 traffic stripe painting project. Due to the late start for this construction season, the paint crew will likely work this fall as long as weather and temperature conditions allow, then return in the spring of 2022 to finish out the remaining routes in the contract.

Livingston County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports construction of the New U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland, in Livingston County, continues to run ahead of schedule. Starting Monday, May 19, the contractor will resume roadway work at the U.S. 60/KY 70 intersection on the south approach. There will also be another concrete pour on the main pier on the north bank of the river. According to KYTC District 1 Chief Engineer Kyle Poat, while there were some delays due to floodwaters during the fall and winter, the project appears to be approximately two months ahead of schedule. The 700 ft. steel truss for the main span is nearing completion and is being painted at the Paducah Riverport, where it was assembled.

July 2022
Span 5 beams set (Final south approach section)

September 2022
Main truss float-in on Span 4 (Main span)

October-November 2022
Deck Concrete on Span 4

April-June 2023
U.S. 60 highway connections tie-in
Traffic moved to new bridge
Demolition of old bridge

June-August 2023
Final roadway surfacing & finish work
Target completion date Dec. 1, 2023

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. As part of the bridge project, traffic has been shifted to the new alignment at the KY 70 intersection in the work zone. The target completion date for the new $63.6 million bridge is spring of 2023.

Reconstruction of the U.S. 60/KY 70 intersection in Smithland was expected to ramp up. Some preliminary work has been ongoing for a couple of weeks. Improvements to the intersection are included in the construction of the New U.S. 60 Cumberland River

Bridge. The existing U.S. 60/KY 70 Y intersection will be reconstructed into a T intersection that will line up with the Conant Lane intersection. The contractor and KYTC District 1 engineers anticipate being able to pave and move traffic to the new alignment in a few weeks if weather allows. This intersection is at U.S. 60 Livingston County mile point 12.238 and KY 70 mile point 0.0 at the north edge of Smithland. Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on the $63.6 million bridge project. This project is expected to take 40 months to complete. Steel for the main truss of the new bridge is expected to arrive this summer. The 700-foot main span will be assembled off-site, beginning this fall, then floated to the construction site by barge and lifted into place in fall 2022. The construction schedule calls for moving traffic to the new bridge in spring 2023.

Marshall County

A contractor for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans several rolling roadblocks along a section of Interstate 69 in western Marshall County on Sunday morning, May 15. Starting at approximately 8 a.m., the contractor plans a number of rolling roadblocks on I-69 near mile point 36.36 to allow a support line and a fiber optic line to be strung across the roadway at the site of TVA’s 161-kilowatt transmission line near the KY 2603/Vanzora Road Overpass. This is along I-69 about 2 miles east of the Marshall-Graves County Line between Benton and Mayfield. The contractor anticipates several short delays of about 10 minutes each, with all work completed in about two hours. The contractor will have four police units and several support trucks assisting with traffic control.

A section of KY 1824/Old Murray Road in southern Marshall County has reopened to traffic just north of the Hardin community. KY 1824/Old Murray Road reopened at mile point 1.564 where reconstruction of the Peggy Ann Creek Bridge is nearing completion. This is about 1/2 mile north of the KY 402 intersection in Hardin. Work on the bridge reconstruction project started March 16. The roadway is open with “Bump Ahead” signs placed on each side of the bridge until a paving crew finishes installation of new asphalt on the bridge approaches. That final round of work is expected to be completed on Friday, weather permitting. Jim Smith Contracting, LLC, of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $977,219 group bridge reconstruction project.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has reopened a section of KY 2603/Vanzora Road in Marshall County. KY 2603/Vanzora Road had been closed at the 4.6 mile point at the Woodall Branch Culvert since February 21 when a local farmer noticed the roadway had settled. KYTC District 1 engineers examined the culvert and determined that it had likely been damaged by flash flooding. They also determined that the culvert would have to be replaced. This culvert is along KY 2603/Vanzora Road between Vann Pitt Road/Woodall Cut-Off Rd and KY 408/Oak Level Road in western Marshall County. The KYTC Marshall County Highway Maintenance Crew has completed installation of a new culvert at this site. The roadway reopened to traffic this morning. However, the crew will be back at the site over the next few days with a work zone to place riprap and complete some additional finish work. That work can be completed with one-lane traffic and alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Motorists should be aware that the excavation has a temporary driving surface that will be allowed to settle for several months before a permanent asphalt cap will be applied.

A contractor for KYTC has established an eastbound lane and 12 ft. load width restriction on Interstate 24 near the 28 mile marker. This eastbound work zone lane restriction at I-24 mile point 28.65 is to allow joint work and general bridge maintenance on the KY 282/Gilbertsville Highway Overpass immediately west of the Tennessee River Bridge. Initially, all eastbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing

lane in this work zone. Eastbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the 28 mile marker. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. This work zone includes a strictly enforced 55 mile per hour speed limit, as well as an interactive traffic management system to alert approaching vehicles to slowed or stopped traffic. The contractor anticipates work on the eastbound bridge will take about 3 weeks to complete, weather permitting. The contractor will then move to the westbound lanes at this same site for about 3 weeks. This section of Interstate 24 between Exit 27 and Exit 31 also carries Interstate 69. Approximately 30,300 vehicles travel this section of I-24 in an average day. There should be minimal impact to vehicles traveling on KY 282/Gilbertsville Highway beneath the overpass. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this bridge maintenance project.

KY 1462/Benton-Birmingham Rd is CLOSED at the 1 to 2mm at the Clarks River Bridge – Signs Posted

McCracken County

KYTC closed a section of KY 994/Old Mayfield Road at the Bottom Ditch Bridge in southern McCracken County, effective immediately. The Bottom Ditch Bridge at KY KY 994/Old Mayfield Road mile point 2.531 was reduced to a 10-Ton load limit in June of 2021 due to deterioration of the bridge support structure. A follow-up inspection today determined there has been further deterioration of the support beams due to overweight trucks crossing the bridge. The Bottom Ditch Bridge is closed until further notice. KYTC District 1 engineers will conduct a further examination of the bridge substructure to determine if the bridge can be repaired. This bridge is along KY 994 just south of the KY 1288/Lebanon Church Road intersection. Bottom Ditch is sometimes referred to as the Blizzard Pond Drainage Canal. There will be no marked detour. However, drivers may self-detour via KY 348/Hardmoney Road, KY 1014/Houser Road, and KY 1288/Lebanon Church Road.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has determined that KY 131/Said Road in McCracken County will likely remain closed at the site of a culvert replacement project through Friday, June 10. This extended closure of KY 131/Said Road is to allow a culvert to be replaced at McCracken County mile point 0.59, just north of the McCracken-Graves County Line. This is along KY 131 between Symsonia and Reidland. Substantial rainfall expected on Wednesday will force a contractor to delay assembly of the pre-fab aluminum arch culvert until after Memorial Day. That assembly process will take several days. With the time required to backfill the excavation, the anticipated completion date of the project will have to be extended approximately one week. That will move the target completion date to Friday, June 10. While the roadway between Symsonia and Reidland remains closed to traffic, the KYTC McCracken County Highway Maintenance Crew plans additional maintenance activities along this section of KY 131/Said Road. Residents along the closed section of KY 131 should be alert for brush cutting equipment working along the roadway, equipment and personnel involved in other maintenance activities, as well as trucks hauling materials for the culvert replacement project. There is no marked detour for this site. However, passenger vehicles may self-detour via KY 450/Oaks Road and KY 3075/Sheehan Bridge Road. Commercial trucks should travel an approved state route based on their gross weight.

KYTC plans an extended closure of KY 131/Said Road in McCracken County starting Thursday, May 19. This extended closure of KY 131/Said Road is to allow a culvert to be replaced at McCracken County mile point 0.59, just north of the McCracken-Graves County Line. This is along KY 131 between Symsonia and Reidland about halfway between the county line and the Bypass Road intersection. The roadway at this site is expected to close around 9 a.m., CDT. on Thursday. KY 131/Said Road is expected to remain closed at this site for about two to three weeks. There will be no marked detour. However, passenger vehicles may self-detour via KY 450/Oaks Road and KY 3075/Sheehan Bridge Road. Commercial trucks should self-detour via an approved state route based on their gross weight. Approximately 2,200 vehicles travel this section of KY 131 in an average day. The existing culvert will be replaced with a pre-fabricated aluminum arch culvert. The target completion date is Friday, June 3.

KYTC plans a moving work zone lane restriction along the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in McCracken County starting Monday, May 9. This daytime work zone for brush cutting along the right of way will start near the U.S. 68 Reidland Exit 16 Interchange with work progressing westward toward the Paducah Husbands Road Exit 11 Interchange. This moving work zone will extend for about 1/2 mile with all traffic moved to the left-hand or passing lane. It is expected to be in place from approximately 7 a.m., CDT, to about 2 p.m., each weekday whenever weather allows. Some delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment to facilitate the work. Appropriate caution is required where equipment and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. This work zone is expected to be in place through about Friday, May 13. The use of a trackhoe-mounted cutter to remove bush along this section of I-24 is aimed at improving safety by making it easier for motorists to see deer and other wildlife attempting to cross the roadway. Approximately 36,000 vehicles travel this section of Interstate 24 in an average day.

A contractor for KYTC plans asphalt paving along sections of U.S. 60-Business and the Interstate 24 Downtown Business Loop in Paducah starting Monday, May 2. This paving project will run from Fountain Avenue along U.S. 60-Business and the I-24 Downtown Business Loop extending eastward to Oscar Cross Avenue. It will include paving along the one-way sections of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Park Avenue, 3rd Street, and 4th Street through the Lower Town and Downtown areas of Paducah. Residents and businesses should be aware that no on-street parking will be allowed in areas where there is active paving. KYTC personnel will distribute flyers to alert the public to the on-street parking restrictions. Motorists should be alert for lane restrictions along the work zone, as well as for flaggers assisting trucks entering and leaving the paving site. 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. Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $1,697,492 highway improvement project. The target completion date for paving is June 1, 2022. This project includes the construction of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalk connections at intersections. That portion of the work that started in December is now completed, allowing paving to begin after the Quilt Show.

KYTC has established a work zone lane restriction along U.S. 60 in western McCracken County. This work zone along the 4-lane section of U.S. 60 runs from the 2 mile marker near the KY 1154/Hobbs Road intersection to the 8 mile marker just east of the McCracken County High School entrance. Motorists should be alert for trucks hauling materials into the work zone. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and paving personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Some minor delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment required to facilitate the work. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $3.2 million highway improvement project. The target completion date is June 30, 2022.

KY 1255/Bonds Road is CLOSED between the 1 and 2mm just west of the KY 450/Oaks Rd intersection – Signs Posted

The Hebron-Lone Oak Fire Department has closed a section of KY 994/Old Mayfield Road near the 7.2 mile marker in the Hendron area of McCracken County. KY 994/Old Mayfield Road is expected to be closed until about 2 p.m. on April 14 to allow construction work on the new fire station. This is along KY 994 between Elmdale Road and Broyles Avenue. Fire Department personnel are on-site to provide traffic control.

U.S. 62 has an active work zone with a strict 35 mph speed limit between KY 998/Olivet Church Rd and the traffic signal at McCracken Boulevard to extend the 4-lane section of U.S. 62/Blandville Road westward about 1 mile. This $7.7 million project includes new bridges across Massac Creek. Motorists should be alert for flaggers and traffic shifts, as well as for workers in close proximity to traffic flow. Enhanced enforcement is present. Target completion date is December 1, 2022.

Trigg County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has reopened a section of KY 276/Rocky Ridge Road in Trigg County. KY 276/Rocky Ridge Road has been closed around the 11.5 mile marker since May 9, when the KYTC Trigg County Highway Maintenance Crew started efforts to dig out a sinkhole and make repairs. The crew reported digging down about 15 feet to find a spot to pour a concrete barrier, then backfilled the hole with rock. KY 276/Rocky Ridge Road is open to normal traffic flow at this site between the Interstate 24 Overpass and the KY 958 intersection.

A contractor for KYTC plans a traffic shift for westbound traffic on Interstate 24 in a work zone that runs from the 55.5 to 65.5 mile markers in Trigg and Caldwell counties sometime around December 13. The shift will move the one-lane of westbound traffic to the reconstructed westbound roadway while finish work continues along the work zone. A 12-foot load width restriction for westbound traffic will remain in place until the traffic shift is completed. A 15-foot load width restriction for eastbound traffic will remain in place until all of the barrier wall is removed. This work zone continues to have a strictly enforced 55 mph speed limit with an enhanced police presence. Hall Contracting of Kentucky is the prime contractor on the $17,359,000 project. Once the westbound traffic shift is completed, the contractor will have several weeks of ongoing finish work.

Ongoing construction activities in western Kentucky

U.S. 60 in 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. As part of the bridge project, traffic has been shifted to the new alignment at the KY 70 intersection in the work zone. The target completion date for the new $63.6 million bridge is Spring of 2023.

U.S. 62 from 0.0 to 7.2mm in Northern Marshall County
This Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) runs from mile point 0.0 at the Marshall-McCracken County Line to mile point 7.2 at the KY 95 intersection in Calvert City. It includes construction of a center turn lane through Possum Trot, a left turn lane for U.S. 62 at KY 1523/Industrial Parkway, improvements to the U.S. 62/KY 95 intersection, as well as culvert and shoulder improvements. Be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow at various points along the work zone. The target completion date on this $2,085,491 safety project is July 31, 2022.

U.S. 641 in Southern Calloway County
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 continues. Initial construction on this 6 mile section of new 4-lane will have no impact on existing U.S. 641 traffic during the 2021 construction season and minimal impact on side roads. Initial work includes culvert and bridge construction. Target completion date is Summer of 2023.

U.S. 641/KY 402 Intersection in Southern Marshall County
The U.S. 641/KY 402 intersection near Hardin has work zone lane restrictions for construction of an R-Cut. There is a 45 mph speed limit with an enhanced police presence. For more information on how R-Cuts work please go to www.us45safety.org or to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzpdTdXDfRw.

U.S. 60 in 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.

U.S. 641 in Southern Calloway County

Construction has ramped up on the New U.S. 641 from the Clarks River Bridge at the south edge of Murray to the KY-TN State Line at Hazel. Initial construction on this 6 mile section of new 4-lane will have no impact on existing U.S. 641 traffic during the 2021 construction season and minimal impact on side roads. Initial work includes culvert and bridge construction. Target completion date is summer of 2023.

U.S. 641/KY 402 Intersection in Southern Marshall County

The U.S. 641/KY 402 intersection near Hardin has work zone lane restrictions for construction of an R-Cut. There is a 45 mph speed limit with an enhanced police presence. Traffic is expected to move to the R-Cut median crossovers while work continues in the median area. For more on how R-Cuts work go to www.us45safety.org.

Western Tennessee

Lake County

SR-78: The resurfacing on S.R. 78 from near S.R. 79 to near Clay Wynn Road will cause temporary lane closures throughout the project.

Obion County

Future I-69 (Phase 3): Grading, drainage, construction of bridges and paving on future I-69 from west of SR 21 to US 51 (SR 3) will cause possible lane closures throughout the project. Thursday, September 16, 2021: Speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH in the NBL from LM 21.8 to LM 24.0 & LM 21.0 to LM 26.45 and 45 MPH in the SBL from LM 30.1 to LM 26.55 & LM 26.0 to LM 24.45. Tuesday, October 13, 2020: Bethlehem Road north from Clifford Rives Road to Lindenwood Road closed. Claude Tucker Road north from Cloys Road to Section Line Road closed. Detour routes are posted.

Restrictions: Beginning Monday, October 11, 2021: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in the northbound direction with a 10’ 6” lane restriction on SR 3 between LM 25.5 SBL and LM 24.5 NBL. The southbound direction will lane shift onto the northbound lanes of US 51for two-way traffic between LM 25.5 to LM 24.5.

(SR-3) US 51: The repair of bridges on Hwy 51 (SR 3) over Troy Creek and Davidson Creek. Restrictions: Beginning Monday, October 18, 2021: Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the northbound and southbound directions with an 11’ 6” lane restriction on SR 3 between LM 10.28 and LM 10.48 at Troy Creek. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the north and southbound directions with a 11’ 6” lane restriction on SR 3 between LM 12.64-LM 12.44 at Davidson Creek. The speed limit will be reduced from 55 MPH to 45 MPH on SR 3 from LM 11.47-LM 12.64 northbound and on SR 3 from LM 12.64-LM 11.47 southbound.

(SR-3) US 51: Friday, May 13, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: The roadway will be reduced to one northbound lane (right) between MM 19.0-MM 20.0, near Graham Street in Union City, for THP Funeral.

Future I-69 (Phase 3): Grading, drainage, construction of bridges and paving on future I-69 from west of SR 21 to US 51 (SR 3) will cause possible lane closures throughout the project. Thursday, September 16, 2021: Speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH in the NBL from LM 21.8 to LM 24.0 & LM 21.0 to LM 26.45 and 45 MPH in the SBL from LM 30.1 to LM 26.55 & LM 26.0 to LM 24.45. Tuesday, October 13, 2020: Bethlehem Road north from Clifford Rives Road to Lindenwood Road closed. Claude Tucker Road north from Cloys Road to Section Line Road closed. Detour routes are posted. Restrictions: Beginning Monday, October 11, 2021: Traffic has been reduced to one lane in the northbound direction with a 10’ 6” lane restriction on SR 3 between LM 25.5 SBL and LM 24.5 NBL. The southbound direction will lane shift onto the northbound lanes of US 51for two-way traffic between LM 25.5 to LM 24.5.

(SR-3) US 51: The repair of bridges on Hwy 51 (SR 3) over Troy Creek and Davidson Creek. Restrictions: Beginning Monday, October 18, 2021: Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the northbound and southbound directions with an 11’ 6” lane restriction on SR 3 between LM 10.28 and LM 10.48 at Troy Creek. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the north and southbound directions with a 11’ 6” lane restriction on SR 3 between LM 12.64 and LM 12.44 at Davidson Creek. The speed limit will be reduced from 55 MPH to 45 MPH on SR 3 from LM 11.47 to LM 12.64 northbound and on SR 3 from LM 12.64 to LM 11.47 southbound.

Weakley County

Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25: Close the “Off” ramp for the westbound lane on Hwy 43 to Hwy 45 for two days. The plan is to start repair work on June 1, at the on ramp for eastbound Hwy 43 from Hwy 45. On June 2, close the requested ramp closure and open June 3.

District 48 – West TN – Middle/Southern
Wednesday, May 25, Thursday, May 26 and Tuesday May 31
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be possible lane closures at various locations in Region IV to repair pavement and/or retrace pavement markings on an as needed basis.

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