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Southeast Missouri

Butler County

MoDOT plans to replace the westbound Business 60 (Pine Street) bridge over the Black River and Union Pacific railroad in Poplar Bluff. Pedestrian facilities will be included in the new bridge structure. During construction, westbound traffic will be shifted to a head-to-head configuration on the eastbound bridge. Riverview Drive and B Street will be closed during construction. Depending on traffic patterns, it may also be necessary to close 2nd Street. In addition, parking will not be allowed underneath the bridge along Riverview Drive during construction. The project is expected to begin in February 2022, with construction beginning as early as spring 2022. Completion is anticipated by summer 2023. Those interested may review the project in more detail and share their thoughts at www.modot.org/Bus60PB. Comments may also be shared with Berry at (417) 469-6242 or Area Engineer David Wyman (573) 472-9021.

Dunklin County

Route DD in Dunklin County will soon 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.

Route DD in Dunklin County will soon close as construction for the Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project continues. The bridge slated for improvements is located over the St. Francis River between County Road 203 and County Road 213 near Wilhelmina, Mo. Tentatively, improvements to the St. Francis River bridge will be underway December 2021 through March 2022. An exact schedule for construction will be released prior to the start of work. A signed detour will be in place during construction. 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.

Madison County

Route C in Madison County is closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over the St. Francis River, located between County Road 431 and County Road 445 near Saco and Jewett, Missouri. Travelers should seek an alternate route, as traffic will not utilize the existing structure as construction of the new bridge is underway. A new bridge is currently under construction on an adjacent alignment. Completion is anticipated Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.

U.S. Route 67 in Wayne and Madison counties will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform roadside work. This section of roadway is located from Route 172 near Hendrickson to Route A near Cherokee Pass. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Dec. 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Mississippi County

Southbound Interstate 57 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from mile marker 15 to mile marker 12 near Charleston, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Friday, Dec. 17 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Northbound Interstate 57 on and off-ramps in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane with a 11-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located at Exit 12 in Charleston. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Friday, Dec. 17 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Missouri Route 62 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews improve sidewalks in Bertrand. This project is part of the MoDOT’s initiative to bring roadway facilities into compliance with the current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This section of roadway is located between Olive Street and Michael Street. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Nov. 8 through Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County

Route WW in New Madrid County will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route AB to County Road 740. Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Route AB in New Madrid County will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route WW to County Road 405. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

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 will begin 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.

Pemiscot County

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, Mo. 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. The bridges are part of MoDOT’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. View the design-build project website. Four of the bridges are 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. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Ste. Genevieve County

Route Z in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. This bridge is located at Exit 141 off I-55. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Dec. 6 through Thursday, Dec. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Stoddard County

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 67 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from County Road 216 to Route K near Coldwater, Mo. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Nov. 29 through Monday, Dec. 13 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Route 67 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from County Road 403 to Route FF near Greenville. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Nov. 29 through Monday, Dec. 13 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

MoDOT plans to replace the Route FF bridge over Rings Creek in Wayne County. The bridge is located south of Patterson. The new concrete bridge will beg structure. 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.

U.S. Route 67 in Wayne and Madison counties will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform roadside work. This section of roadway is located from Route 172 near Hendrickson to Route A near Cherokee Pass. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Dec. 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Southern Illinois

Jackson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation begins daytime patching work on US 51 from just south of Carbondale moving north to DuQuoin that will require lane closers. The work began Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 a.m. Traffic control will involve lane closures controlled by flaggers with some delays expected during peak times. The work is expected to last six to eight weeks.

Western Kentucky

Ballard County

A section of KY 1290/Slater Road in Ballard County will remain closed to allow a contractor to start construction on a new bridge on Monday, November 1. KY 1290/Slater Road has been closed near the 4 mile marker to allow a natural gas line to be relocated to prepare for construction of a new Cane Creek Bridge. With that prep work completed, the contractor plans to start construction of the new bridge immediately. This closure is along KY 1290 between Hancock Road and KY 1280/Crews Road. Motorists may detour via KY 1280/Crews Road, U.S. 60, and KY 286. The contractor has up to 90 calendar days to complete construction of the new bridge. Jim Smith Contracting, LLC, of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $977,219 group bridge project that includes the rehab of a bridge in Marshall County. The target completion date on KY 1290 is January 28, 2022.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Ballard County Road Department have reopened the intersection of KY 310/Turning Landing Road and Bradford Road east of LaCenter in Ballard County. This closure of KY 310/Turner Landing Road and Bradford Road was to allow work on the intersection and replacement of a cross drain just north of the U.S. 60 intersection. Travelers should be aware that the excavated area will be allowed to set for several months before a permanent asphalt cap is applied. The drainage work was completed and the roadway reopened about 2:45 p.m. Approximately 300 vehicles travel KY 310/Turner Landing Road near the Bradford Road intersection in an average day.

Caldwell County

I-24 at 55 to 65mm for Concrete Rehab Project
This work zone has 2-way traffic with a centerline barrier wall along the eastbound lanes of I-24 from the 55 to 65mm. This 10-mile section of 2-way traffic is to allow full-depth concrete reconstruction along the westbound lanes. Maximum load width is 15 feet for eastbound vehicles and 11 feet for westbound, The westbound exit ramp at KY 139 Exit 56 is closed. There is no fuel access westbound between Exit 65 and Exit 45. A permanently signed emergency route runs along KY 139 and U.S. 68 between Exit 56 and Exit 65. There is a strictly enforced 55 mph speed limit with enhanced police presence through December 15.

Calloway County

A contractor for KYTC plans milling and asphalt paving along sections of KY 280, KY 464, and KY 1346 in Calloway County starting Friday, October 8. Drivers should be alert for work zone lane restrictions at the following locations:

  • KY 280/Pottertown Road/Speaker Trail – From about the 7 mile marker near the Sauger Lane intersection extending eastward to the Lakeway Drive intersection near the 8 mile marker
  • KY 464/West Fork Road – From mile point 7.445 at the KY 783 intersection extending eastward to the U.S. 641 intersection at mile point 11.250, a distance of 3.8 miles
  • KY 1346/Roosevelt Road – From mile point 3.119 near the Curd Cemetery Road intersection extending eastward to the KY 80 intersection at mile point 7.078, a distance of 3.96 miles

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  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. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has reopened a section of KY 893/Browns Grove Road at mile point 4.652 in Calloway County. Emergency efforts to replace two culverts at the Scott Road intersection is completed. A void was discovered under the pavement at the site. The two cross drains were joined under the pavement in the intersection. Until they excavated around the existing cross drains, engineers were uncertain about the extent of the problem. The KYTC Calloway County Highway Maintenance Crew went to the site to replace both cross drains and the underground connection.

KY 774/Coldwater Road
From the KY 121 intersection at mile point 0.0 extending southeast to mile point 0.483 at the KY 748 & KY1327 intersection at Five Points

Crittenden County

The City of Marion plans to close U.S. 60/Main Street through the downtown area for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday afternoon, December 4. The parade runs along U.S. 60/Main Street starting at the U.S. 641 intersection at Crittenden County mile point 9.2 extending northward along Main Street through the downtown area to First Street at mile point 9.688, a distance of about 1/4th of a mile. The Christmas Parade will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday. It is expected to last approximately one hour. The Marion Police Department, Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department, and rescue squad personnel will be providing traffic control during the event. Passenger vehicles may self-detour via side streets. However, there is no practical detour for commercial trucks.

A contractor for KYTC plans to establish a work zone lane restriction on KY 91 at the northwest edge of Marion in Crittenden County starting Thursday, October 21. This daytime work zone lane restriction at KY 91 mile point 0.678 is to allow initial prep work for construction of a roadway diversion for the future construction of a new Crooked Creek Bridge. This work zone is along KY 91 at the Marion City Limits just over 1/2 mile north of the U.S. 60/Main Street intersection. The contractor anticipates construction of the diversion with a temporary bridge will take about two months or more to complete. Progress will be weather-dependent. The diversion is necessary to maintain traffic flow when construction begins on a new Crooked Creek Bridge sometime next spring.

KYTC plans a work zone lane restriction along a section of KY 91 North of Marion in Crittenden County starting Monday, October 4. This work zone with one-lane traffic and alternating flow controlled by an automated signal is to allow erosion control work and other improvements around the Crooked Creek Branch Bridge at KY 91 mile point 6.15. This bridge is along KY 91 immediately south of the Freedom Church Road intersection. The Crittenden County Highway Maintenance Crew will be straightening the ditch line and improving shoulder and slope protection along both sides of KY 91 near the bridge. Initially, a guardrail will be removed from the downstream side of the bridge to allow fill and riprap to be delivered to the site. Once appropriate work is completed along the northbound lane and guardrail is reinstalled, the crew will remove guardrail along the southbound lane for similar work on the upstream side of the bridge. Due to the removal of the guardrail to facilitate delivery of materials to the site, the automated signal will be in operation around the clock until the project is completed. Some daytime delays are possible during the delivery of rock to the worksite, as well as during the movement and placement of equipment to facilitate the work. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. 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. This work zone is a little less than 2 miles north of the U.S. 60/KY 91 intersection in downtown Marion and 9.2 miles south of the Cave-in-Rock Ferry Landing.

Fulton County

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 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

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

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 KYTC plans diamond grinding along U.S. 641 through downtown Benton starting Thursday, December 2. This work zone along U.S. 641 runs from mile point 7.98 near the Town Creek Bridge extending northward through downtown Benton to mile point 8.824 at the KY 348/5th Street intersection, a distance of about 8/10ths of a mile. It includes all of the one-way sections along Main Street and Poplar Street in Benton. Diamond grinding is to smooth the driving surface on the concrete pavement sections through the downtown area. There will be no daytime on-street parking in areas with diamond grinding activity. The work is expected to take about a week to complete, weather permitting. This final round of work is expected to finish out most of the U.S. 641 construction project through Benton. However, the contractor will return in the spring for some landscaping and other minor corrective work. The reconstruction of U.S. 641 through downtown Benton had to be extended earlier this year when engineers determined there was an insufficient gravel base under several sections of the roadway in the work zone. The target completion date was moved to this fall to allow placement of reinforced concrete pavement along the areas with base issues. The diamond grinding completes that extra work. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $3,325,189 highway improvement project.

KYTC reopened the northbound I-69 flyover ramp at the I-24/I-69 Exit 25 Interchange near Calvert City. The northbound I-69 Exit 51 Exit A & B flyover ramp was closed this morning to allow joint work on the overpass that carries traffic across the northbound lanes of I-69. Asphalt connections at each end of the overpass were also repaved. This is the I-69 Northbound ramp that connects to KY 1523 into Calvert City and connects I-69 northbound to the I-24 westbound ramp toward Paducah and points west. The ramp is open to normal traffic flow.

A contractor for KYTC plans an extended closure of KY 787/Bryant Ford Road in southeastern McCracken County starting Monday, October 18. KY 787/Bryant Ford Road will be closed from mile point 0.0 at the McCracken-Marshall County line to a culvert near the 1 mile marker to allow drainage and roadway improvements that include the replacement of three existing culverts with larger concrete culverts. In cooperation with the Carks River National Wildlife Refuge, the project includes paving of several parking areas along the roadway. KY 787/Bryant Ford Road connects with Oak Level-Elva Road in Marshall County. The roadway at this site will be closed promptly at 8 a.m., on Monday, and remain closed for approximately 30 days. There will be no marked detour. Approximately 240 vehicles travel this section of KY 787 in an average day. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor. The target completion date is November 30, 2021.

A contractor for KYTC postponed the start of an extended closure of KY 1824/Old Murray Road in southern Marshall County to about October 1, 2021. A crew that had planned to move to the project has been held up on another worksite. This extended closure of KY 1824/Old Murray Road at mile point 1.564 is to allow the Peggy Ann Creek Bridge to be reconstructed. This is along KY 1824/Old Murray Road about 1/2 mile north of the KY 402 intersection in Hardin. There will be no marked detour. However, motorists may self-detour via each end of KY 1824 to KY 402 or U.S. 641. The contractor and KYTC personnel will announce a more specific start date as the project timeline develops. Jim Smith Contracting, LLC, of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $977,219 group bridge reconstruction project. A target completion date will be established once a start date is set. This is group contract includes reconstruction of a bridge along KY 1290/Slater Road in Ballard County to be scheduled at a later date. NOTE: Peggy Ann Creek is also referred to as Ellison Creek at this site.

U.S. 62 from 0.0 to 7.2mm
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.

McCracken County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reopened the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge between Paducah, Ky., and Brookport, Ill. The bridge was closed to allow a variety of maintenance work including repairs to the grated metal decking, guardrail repairs, signage replacement/repairs, navigation light repairs, engineering work to plan for future upgrades to the nav light system, and other items. The City of Brookport used the closure to clean out a manhole at the Illinois end of the bridge. The maintenance work is completed. The U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge has a 15-ton load limit. Due to deck width, it is restricted to vehicles no more than 8 feet wide and has a 9 ft. 6 in. vehicle height restriction, which prohibits most commercial trucks and prohibits all STAA Trucks. Farm equipment and permitted loads of any kind are prohibited from crossing the structure.

The 55 mile per hour speed reduction on Interstate 24 starts near the Elmdale Road Overpass at mile point 7.364 extending westward to the I-24 Ohio River Bridge at mile point 0.0. The westbound merge point for the IDOT work zone is near the 1 mile marker in Kentucky.

There is a new reduced speed limit of 45 mph in effect on Clarks River Road between the Clarks River Bridge and the Paducah Floodwall. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office has a heavy presence in the area to educate the public and enforce the new speed limit for everyone’s safety.

A contractor for KYTC plans an extended closure of KY 787/Bryant Ford Road in southeastern McCracken County starting Monday, October 18. KY 787/Bryant Ford Road will be closed from mile point 0.0 at the McCracken-Marshall County line to a culvert near the 1 mile marker to allow drainage and roadway improvements that include the replacement of three existing culverts with larger concrete culverts. In cooperation with the Carks River National Wildlife Refuge, the project includes paving of several parking areas along the roadway. KY 787/Bryant Ford Road connects with Oak Level-Elva Road in Marshall County. The roadway at this site will be closed promptly at 8 a.m., on Monday, and remain closed for approximately 30 days. There will be no marked detour. Approximately 240 vehicles travel this section of KY 787 in an average day. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor. The target completion date is November 30, 2021.

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.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane along a section of the U.S. 62/Blandville Road work zone in western McCracken County on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 31 and September 1. Travelers should be alert for one-lane traffic at mile point 8.4 where the contractor will be off-loading and placing beams on the new Massac Creek Overflow Bridge. Traffic will be restricted to one-lane at this site with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Some delays are possible during the off-loading process. This work zone to extend the existing 4-lane westward along U.S. 62/Blandville Road runs from the KY 998/Olivet Church Road intersection to the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. This is along U.S. 62 between mile point 7.851 and 8.8, a distance of about 1 mile. This work zone has a strict 35 mph work zone speed limit with an enhanced police presence. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $7.7 million project, which includes construction of new bridges across Massac Creek. The target completion date is December 1, 2022.

Trigg County

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.

A section of KY 126/Cobb Road in northern Trigg County has reopened to traffic between the 4 and 5 mile marker where a sinkhole was found under the roadway on Sept. 29. The sinkhole was about two miles west of the Cerulean Community and a little less than a mile east of the Trigg-Caldwell County Line. A contract mowing crew was working along the right-of-way when one of the tractors broke through the surface. On investigation, the crew discovered a hole created by the tractor at the edge of the pavement was a sinkhole initially estimated to be about 8 ft. deep. KYTC District 1 engineers went to the site on Thursday, and determined the hole extended about 18 feet below the roadway. The area was excavated. Engineers determined water had been filtering out around several large rocks in the bottom of the sinkhole, carrying material with it. The area was backfilled with rock to allow it to drain without eroding under the roadway. Engineers will be checking the site regularly for several weeks to look for signs of additional subsidence. Once the area has had time to settle, an asphalt cap will be placed on the site in a few months. KY 126/Cobb Road has reopened to traffic at the sinkhole site.

Ongoing construction activities in western Kentucky

I-24 at 55 to 65mm for Concrete Rehab Project
This work zone has 2-way traffic with a centerline barrier wall along the eastbound lanes of I-24 from the 55 to 65mm. This 10-mile section of 2-way traffic is to allow full-depth concrete reconstruction along the westbound lanes. Maximum load width is 15 feet for eastbound vehicles and 11 feet for westbound, The westbound exit ramp at KY 139 Exit 56 is closed. There is no fuel access westbound between Exit 65 and Exit 45. A permanently signed emergency route runs along KY 139 and U.S. 68 between Exit 56 and Exit 65. There is a strictly enforced 55 mph speed limit with enhanced police presence through December 15, 2021.

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 in Western McCracken County
U.S. 62 has an active work zone with a strictly enforced 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. There is an enhanced police presence. Target completion date is December 1, 2022.

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 at Benton in Marshall County
This work zone along U.S. 641 through downtown Benton includes one lane traffic along the one-way sections of Main Street and Poplar Street. The work zone will have one lane traffic open northbound and southbound. Some short detours are possible. Motorists should consider an alternate route. The target completion date is Fall of 2021.

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. 60 in Paducah

While paving is complete on U.S. 60 along sections of South 21st Street and Jackson Street between U.S. 45/Joe Clifton Drive and KY 994/Old Mayfield Road, additional work continues. This night work zone will be active from about 8 p.m., CDT, to about 6 a.m., each weeknight, weather permitting. Please note that this is now a 3-lane roadway with a center turn lane and bike lanes. Be alert for changes in lane configuration at each end of the project. This work zone will include a signalized pedestrian crosswalk at 25th Street near Tilghman High School in coming weeks.

U.S. 62 in Western McCracken County

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. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and traffic shifts, as well as for workers in close proximity to traffic flow. This work zone has an enhanced enforcement presence. Target completion date is December 1, 2022.

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.

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