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Southeast Missouri

Bollinger County

Route A in Bollinger County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located between County Road 858 and Route O. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Butler County

U.S. 61 in Butler County will be closed as contractor crews perform median repairs. This section of roadway is located from the ramp at Missouri 158 to Route C. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Sept. 13 through Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Open to local traffic only.

The Missouri Department of Transportation 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.

Mississippi County

Interstate 57/U.S. Route 60 in Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane in each direction as contractor crews improve the driving surface. This will be a moving operation. This section of roadway is located between Route B in Bertrand, Missouri to Route 25 in Dexter. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work will include applying a high friction surface treatment. This process involves placing a thin layer of specially engineered, durable, high friction aggregate to the driving surface to improve traction.
The work zone will be marked with signs during this moving operation. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has halted service due to a mechanical issue. The ferry halted service around noon on Monday, Aug. 30. The ferry is expected to be out of service to allow a mechanic team to evaluate the problem and obtain parts required to make a repair. The ferry will remain closed through at least Wednesday, September 15 and possibly longer. Drivers may check on the ferry’s operating status by calling (731) 693-0210 or by going to its Facebook page. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Mo.

Missouri Route 80 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews improve sidewalks in East Prairie. 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 Route 105 and Shelby Road. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Aug. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

New Madrid County

U.S. Route 60 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane as MODOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route 114 to Route 61. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 20 through Thursday, Sept. 23 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Route EE in New Madrid County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
This section of roadway is located from County Road 314 to County Road 335. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 13 through Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Route EE in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route 61 to County Road 314. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route WW in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route U to Route P. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday Sept. 14 and Wednesday Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Interstate 57/U.S. Route 60 in Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane in each direction as contractor crews improve the driving surface. This will be a moving operation. This section of roadway is located between Route B in Bertrand, Missouri to Route 25 in Dexter. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work will include applying a high friction surface treatment. This process involves placing a thin layer of specially engineered, durable, high friction aggregate to the driving surface to improve traction.
The work zone will be marked with signs during this moving operation. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Pemiscot County

Route YY in Pemiscot County will be closed as MoDOT crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located just east of County Road 209. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 20 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

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.

Perry County

U.S. Route 61 in Perry and Ste Genevieve counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route OO in Ste. Genevieve to Route 51 in Perry County. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Aug. 16 through Monday, Sept. 13 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Northbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve and Perry counties will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located from mile marker 138 to mile marker 143. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 13 through Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Scott County

Contractor crews will repair the pavement at the Interstate 55/U.S. Route 62 interchange (Exit 67) in Miner, Missouri. As work is underway, the southbound I-55 on and off ramps will be closed overnight. Weather permitting, the ramps will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 and will reopen at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. A signed detour will be in place. The work zone will be marked with signs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Interstate 57/U.S. Route 60 in Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane in each direction as contractor crews improve the driving surface. This will be a moving operation. This section of roadway is located between Route B in Bertrand, Missouri to Route 25 in Dexter. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work will include applying a high friction surface treatment. This process involves placing a thin layer of specially engineered, durable, high friction aggregate to the driving surface to improve traction.
The work zone will be marked with signs during this moving operation. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Route N will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located between Route D and County Road 344. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Aug. 30 at 7 a.m. and will re-open Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. Open to local traffic only.

Route P in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties will be closed as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located between Route W near Perkins, Missouri to Route 25 in Delta, Mo. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Aug. 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open to local traffic only.

Stoddard County

Route FF in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform drainage repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route E to County Road 533. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 20 through Thursday, Sept. 23 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.The work zone will be marked with signs.

Interstate 57/U.S. Route 60 in Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane in each direction as contractor crews improve the driving surface. This will be a moving operation. This section of roadway is located between Route B in Bertrand, Missouri to Route 25 in Dexter. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work will include applying a high friction surface treatment. This process involves placing a thin layer of specially engineered, durable, high friction aggregate to the driving surface to improve traction. The work zone will be marked with signs during this moving operation. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Southern Illinois

I-24 westbound from Kentucky into Illinois
A contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has a work zone along I-24 in Illinois from the Johnson-Massac County Line at the 24mm to the I-24 Ohio River Bridge at the 39mm. For westbound traffic, this work zone starts on the Kentucky side of the bridge with a merge point near the 1mm in Kentucky. There is a 55 mph speed limit for westbound traffic in Kentucky starting at the 7mm. There is a 14 ft.-3 inch load width restriction in this IDOT work zone. The target completion date is November 15, 2022.

Western Kentucky

Caldwell County

A contractor will make repairs to asphalt on I-69 in Caldwell County between KY 293 (mile point 82.93) and Longbreak Road/KY 2613 (mile point 86.34). Outside lane closures will begin August 5 on both southbound and northbound lanes. The maximum lane width will be 14 ft. The work is scheduled for completion this fall. Drivers should be aware of the work zone, expect delays, and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area. The start and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.

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

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 sumThe 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 Tuesday morning to replace both cross drains and the underground connection.

Carlisle County

KYTC plans to close a section of KY 1022 in Carlisle County on Tuesday, September 14. KY 1022 will be closed near the 3 mile marker to allow a cross drain to be replaced. This closure is along KY 1022 immediately south of the Stanley Road (CR-1315) intersection and about 1/2 mile north of the KY 1741 intersection. The roadway at this site is expected to close at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday after the morning school bus run. KY 1022 is expected to reopen at approximately 2 p.m., Tuesday. There will be no marked detour. Drivers may self-detour via KY 1741, KY 123 and U.S. 51. Some finish work at this site could carry over into Wednesday with one lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Should weather conditions prevent maintenance activities on Tuesday, this cross drain replacement project will automatically move to Wednesday September 15, with the finish work moved to Thursday. Approximately 200 vehicles travel this section of KY 1022 in an average day.

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 the KYTC planned a southbound work zone lane restriction on the Purchase Parkway in Fulton County starting Tuesday, August 3. This work zone for southbound Purchase Parkway traffic at mile point 1.8 is to allow full-depth deck repairs and a latex overlay on the Canadian National Railroad Overpass. This is along the Purchase Parkway between the KY 307 Fulton Exit 2 Interchange and the U.S. 51 Fulton Exit 2 Interchange. Southbound drivers should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the 2 mile marker. All traffic will initially move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone. About halfway through the project there will be a work zone traffic shift. Intech Contracting is the prime contractor on this $1.2 million bridge maintenance project. The target completion date is September 18, 2021. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and bridge maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

KYTC reopened a section of KY 1125/Union Church Road in Fulton County. KY 1125/Union Church Road was closed in early April between KY 94 and KY 166/Middle Road when a culvert was damaged during a round of flash flooding across the region. This culvert on KY 1125 is about 1/4th mile south of KY 94. The roadway was initially expected to be closed for a few weeks. However, the existing culvert was damaged beyond repair and a traditional steel culvert of appropriate size was unavailable. KYTC District 1 engineers ordered a pre-fab aluminum arch culvert for the site. Installation of that arch is now complete and the roadway is open. The excavation site has a temporary covering. Drivers should be aware that the excavation site will be allowed to settle for several months before a permanent asphalt cap is placed over the new culvert.

Graves County

U.S. 45/KY 408 Intersection North of Mayfield
Paving along the mainline lanes of U.S. 45 is expected on Wednesday, Sept. 15, followed by paving of interior lanes and side road approaches on Thursday, Sept. 16. The U.S. 45/KY 408 intersection is at Graves County U.S. 45 mile point 25.361 and KY 408 mile point 8.047 near the Kentucky State Police Post 1 Headquarters. Once paving is completed these R-Cut installations will be fully functional. After a final round of inspections is completed, the work zones will be removed at these sites. These R-Cut installations are designed to enhance safety at these intersections. By restricting left turns, then directing traffic to a dedicated turn lane with a modified U-turn, the feature allows drivers to divide the decision-making process to navigate through the intersection into several smaller decisions. It reduces the 36 identifiable conflict points in a normal intersection to 18 and eliminates traffic movements that create more serious injury crashes.

Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor this service of Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) Projects.KYTC plans an extended closure of KY 534 just south of the Symsonia community in Graves County starting Wednesday, September 8. KY 534 will be closed for approximately three weeks at mile point 4.534 to allow the Bear Creek Fork Culvert to be replaced. This is along KY 534 between Wildcat Road and Angelia Ave. The roadway at this site is expected to close at approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept 8, immediately after the morning school bus run. KY 534 is expected to reopen to traffic at this site around September 30. There will be no marked detour. The Graves County Highway Maintenance Crew plans to replace the existing culvert with a pre-fabricated aluminum arch culvert. The pre-fab culverts are less expensive and reduce construction time from months to weeks when compared to a traditional concrete culvert.

U.S. 45 in Graves County & McCracken County
There are two work zones along U.S. 45 between Paducah and Mayfield for construction of R-Cut crossings. Motorists should be alert for lane restrictions. Traffic has shifted to the R-Cut at the U.S. 45/KY 408 intersection near the Kentucky State Police Post 1 Headquarters in northern Graves County. The contractor has shifted traffic to the R-Cut at the U.S. 45/KY 1288 intersection in southern McCracken County. For more information on how an R-Cut works please go to www.us45safety.org. The target completion date at both locations is August 21.

Hickman County

U.S. 51 has reopened to traffic between the 7 and 8 mile marker in Hickman County at the site of a utility pole issue. The utility pole was leaning over the roadway after getting clipped by a passing truck. KYTC personnel set up a detour with flaggers directing traffic around the area via side streets while the utility pole was being replaced. The site is cleared with all lanes open.

A contractor for KYTC plans to start construction of the new Bowles Creek Bridge at KY 80 mile point 2.9 in northwestern Hickman County on Tuesday, Sept 7. The KY 80 Bowles Creek Bridge near the Hickman-Carlisle County Line just northeast of Columbus has been closed since Feb. 7, when a routine inspection found deterioration of the bridge substructure. During the safety check, inspectors noted that loaded SEMI trucks were continuing to cross the bridge in violation of a previously posted 3-ton load limit. When the bridge closed in February, KYTC engineers expedited efforts to design a new bridge structure for the site through the Bridging Kentucky initiative. Harold Coffey Construction Company, Inc, of Hickman is the prime contractor on this bridge replacement project. The target completion date is Nov. 24, 2021. KYTC personnel established a marked detour for the site when the bridge was closed in February. The marked detour will remain in place during construction of the new bridge. Approximately 350 vehicles travel this section of KY 80 in an average day. KYTC and the contractor will attempt to provide timely updates should the New Bowles Creek Bridge be completed earlier than expected. KYTC is responsible for inspecting all public bridges in the Commonwealth. All bridges get a detailed inspection every two years with long-span river and lake bridges getting an extra walk-through inspection annually.

Livingston County

A section of KY 1436 in Livingston County will and remain closed through the weekend and through the day on Monday, September 13. KY 1436/Pisgah Road in northern Livingston County will remain closed through the weekend near the 2 mile marker at the site of an ongoing base repair project. This is along KY 1436/Pisgah Road between Mt. Pisgah Church Road and Joiner Road. Due to a crash on U.S. 60 that blocked trucks that were hauling rock to the repair site, there is a large open excavation in the work area. KY 1436/Pisgah Road will remain closed through the weekend and through the day on Monday to allow the base repair work to continue. There is no marked detour. Drivers may self-detour via KY 137/River Road and KY 133/Lola Road.

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 the week of Aug. 9. 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 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has 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.

A contractor for KYTC plans milling and paving along a section of KY 282/Gilbertsville Highway in the Calvert City area of Marshall County starting Wednesday, September 8. This project runs along KY 282/Gilbertsville Highway from mile point 0.0 at the KY 95/Main Street intersection in Calvert City extending eastward to the KY 1523/Industrial Parkway intersection at mile point 1.772. Drivers should be alert for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Some delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment to facilitate the work. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and paving personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Jim Smith Contracting, LLC, of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $776,865 group paving project. The work along KY 282/Gilbertsville Highway is expected to take about 3 days to complete, weather permitting. This contract includes paving along a section of KY 408/Oak Level Road in Marshall County to be scheduled at a later date.

A contractor for KYTC plans milling and paving along a section of the U.S. 641-Spur near Benton in Marshall County starting Tuesday, September 7. Milling and paving along the U.S. 641-Spur/Murray-Benton Road at Benton runs from mile point 1.840 at the KY 1518/Church Grove Road intersection extending northward to the Interstate 69 Overpass at mile point 3.250, a distance of about 1.41 miles. This work zone is immediately south of the I-69 Benton Exit 41 interchange and includes the U.S. 641-Spur intersection with KY 58/Mayfield Highway.
Drivers should be alert for one-lane traffic along this 4-lane section with flaggers controlling traffic flow near the paving operation.
This asphalt paving project is expected to take about a week to complete, weather permitting. Approximately 8,100 vehicles travel this section of the U.S. 641-Spur at Benton on an average day. Jim Smith Contracting, LLC, is the prime contractor on this $606,664 highway improvement project. The target completion date for all work on this project is September 30, 2021. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and paving personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

A contractor for KYTC plans milling and paving along a section of U.S. 641/Kentucky Lake Road in northern Marshall County starting Wednesday, Aug. 18. This project runs along U.S. 641/Kentucky Lake Road from the U.S. 68 intersection at mile point 12.862 in Draffenville extending northward to Red River Road at mile point 17.938, a distance of just over 5 miles. Drivers should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Some delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment to facilitate the work. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Jim Smith Contracting, LLC, is the prime contractor on this $751,120 highway improvement project. The work is expected to take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

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.

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 contractor has initiated near 24-hour work activity that includes early morning placement of concrete pavement. The work zone will have one lane traffic northbound and southbound. Some short detours are possible and delays are likely. Motorists should consider an alternate route. The target completion date is Fall of 2021.

U.S. 641-Spur at Benton in Marshall County
Milling and paving along the U.S. 641-Spur/Murray-Benton Road at Benton runs from mile point 1.840 at the KY 1518/Church Grove Road intersection extending northward to the Interstate 69 Overpass at mile point 3.250, a distance of about 1.41 miles. This work zone immediately south of the I-69 Benton Exit 41 interchange will become active on Sept 7. The target completion date is Sept 30.

McCracken County

U.S. 45/KY 1288 Intersection Near Lone Oak in McCracken County
Paving along the mainline of U.S. 45 to start Saturday, Sept. 11, with the paving crew to return on Monday to complete paving of interior turn lanes and side road approaches. The U.S. 45/KY 1288 intersection is at U.S. 45 McCracken County mile point 2.592.

U.S. 60 at Intersections with KY 996 & KY 726
Paving at R-Cuts along U.S. 60 at intersections with KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road and KY 726/Kelley Road will be completed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The U.S. 60/KY 726 intersection is at McCracken County U.S. 60 mile point 3.429 and KY 726 mile marker 5. The U.S. 60/KY 996 intersection is at McCracken County U.S. 60 mile point 3.923 and KY 996 mile point 3.859.

U.S. 60 has work zone lane restrictions for the construction of R-Cuts at the KY 726/Kelley Road intersection and the KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road intersection. Traffic has shifted to the R-Cut crossovers at both locations. Target completion date is Sept 30.

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.

The KYTC McCracken County Highway Maintenance Crew has completed concrete pothole repair work along the westbound lanes of I-24 at Paducah Exit 4. However, additional work on I-24 Eastbound near the U.S. 45 Paducah Exit 7 Overpass will extend the duration of work at that location. Due to some additional work required at Exit 7, the duration of the eastbound work zone at mile point 6.867 is extended to approximately 2 p.m. on Sept. 1. Eastbound drivers should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the 7 mile marker. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

As section of U.S. 62 is closed with a marked detour via KY 726/McKendree Church Road for realignment of the U.S. 62/KY 286 intersection. Local access is maintained for residents between KY 1322/Harris Rd and the Y. Drivers may encounter one-lane traffic from time to time along a 4.5 mile section of U.S. 62/Blandville Road extending eastward to the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. The target completion date for this $2.4 million safety project is October 15.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has completed a traffic shift at the U.S. 62/KY 286 intersection in western McCracken County. The traffic shift that includes a temporary detour for traffic on U.S. 62 was completed about 10:30 a.m.. KY 286 has been closed between KY 726/McKendree Church Road and the U.S. 62 Y Intersection at Milan Station in western McCracken County to allow reconstruction of the intersection. KY 286 has reopened at the intersection. Dry weather on Aug. 31 allowed a paint truck to apply appropriate traffic markings to the roadway to prepare for the traffic shift. The temporary detour for U.S. 62 is along the south end of KY 726/McKendree Church Road. Local access will be maintained for residents and property owners along the section of U.S. 62 between KY 1322/Harris Road and the existing Y intersection. This diversion for U.S. 62 is expected to remain in place for about a month while reconstruction of the U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection continues. Drivers should continue to use appropriate caution along the detour and were equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the work zone in close proximity to traffic flow. The U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection at Milan Station near the McCracken-Ballard County line is being reconstructed into a “T” intersection to enhance safety. The construction site is at U.S. 62 McCracken County mile point 3.269 and KY 286 mile point 2.281. Almost 5,000 vehicles travel through the intersection in an average day. In addition to reconstruction of the U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection, the project includes culvert and shoulder work to enhance safety along 4.5 miles of U.S. 62 between the Y and the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. Weststate Construction, Inc., of Hopkinsville is the prime contractor on this $2.4 million safety project. The target completion date is October 15, 2021.

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.

The U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection at Milan Station near the McCracken-Ballard County line is being reconstructed into a “T” intersection. The construction site is at U.S. 62 McCracken County mile point 3.269 and KY 286 mile point 2.281. Almost 5,000 vehicles travel through the intersection in an average day. In addition to reconstruction of the U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection, the HSIP project includes culvert and shoulder work to enhance safety along 4.5 miles of U.S. 62 between the intersection and the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. Weststate Construction, Inc., of Hopkinsville is the prime contractor on the $2.4 million safety project. The target completion date is October 15, 2021.

A contractor for KYTC plans to detour traffic on KY 286 as part of the realignment of the U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection in western McCracken County starting Saturday, August 7. To facilitate grade and drain work for the new intersection alignment, KY 286 will be closed between KY 726/McKendree Church Road at mile point 1.398 and the existing U.S. 62 Y intersection at mile point 2.281. East-west traffic on KY 286 will have a marked detour via the south end of KY 726/McKendree Church Road. This section of KY 286 closed immediately west of the U.S. 62 intersection promptly at 7 a.m., CDT, on August 7. The detour along KY 726/McKendree Church Road will remain active for approximately two weeks. Appropriate caution is required along the detour route and in the work zone. Drivers who regularly travel this section of KY 286 near the McCracken-Ballard County Line should consider an alternate route due to the likelihood of traffic congestion along the detour. The U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection at Milan Station near the McCracken-Ballard County line will be reconstructed into a “T” intersection. The construction site is at U.S. 62 McCracken County mile point 3.269 and KY 286 mile point 2.281. Almost 5,000 vehicles travel through the intersection in an average day. In addition to reconstruction of the U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection, the HSIP project includes culvert and shoulder work to enhance safety along 4.5 miles of U.S. 62 between the Y and the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. Weststate Construction, Inc., of Hopkinsville is the prime contractor on the $2.4 million safety project. The target completion date is October 15.

The U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection at Milan Station near the McCracken-Ballard County line will be reconstructed into a “T” intersection. The construction site is at U.S. 62 McCracken County mile point 3.269 and KY 286 mile point 2.281. Almost 5,000 vehicles travel through the intersection in an average day. In addition to reconstruction of the U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection, the HSIP project includes culvert and shoulder work to enhance safety along 4.5 miles of U.S. 62 between the Y and the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. Weststate Construction, Inc., of Hopkinsville is the prime contractor on the $2.4 million safety project. The target completion date is October 15, 2021.

Trigg County

A contractor for the KYTC plans intermittent work zone lane restrictions along U.S. 68 West of Cadiz in Trigg County starting Thursday, September 16. Work zone lane restrictions at various locations along the 4-lane section of U.S. 68 between Cadiz and Canton are to facilitate a final round of shouldering, grading in the median, slope erosion repairs, seeding, ditching and other finish work. The contractor will also be doing some additional work along the multi-use trail. Drivers should be prepared to encounter intermittent work zone lane restrictions along about seven miles of the U.S. 68 corridor between mile point 9.4 at Boyd’s Landing Road near Canton and the intersection with U.S. 68-Business at mile point 16.355 at the west edge of Cadiz Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The work zone segments are expected to move frequently as work progresses. When possible, lane restrictions will be removed at night. Rogers Group is the prime contractor on the $54.2 million design-build project. Construction of the 7-mile-section is estimated to be about 90 percent complete.

The KYTC plans an extended closure along KY 164/Roaring Springs Road in southern Trigg County starting Tuesday, September 7. KY 164 will be closed for about 3 weeks to allow a large culvert to be replaced near the 19 mile marker. This is along KY 164 between KY 139/South Road and Delmont Church Road. The Trigg County Highway Maintenance Crew will replace the existing Casey Creek Branch Culvert with a pre-fabricated aluminum arch culvert. The new culvert will be a 25.5 ft. arch span with a 10 ft.- 2 inch stream clearance. The roadway at this site is expected to close at approximately 8 a.m., CDT. on Tuesday. KY 164/Roaring Springs Road is expected to reopen around Sept. 30. There will be no marked detour. However, drivers may self-detour via KY 525/New Hope Road and KY 139/South Road. Trucks should seek an approved state route based on load weight. Approximately 550 vehicles travel this section of KY 164/Roaring Springs Road in an average day. Replacement of the culvert is a $111,656 project. The target completion date is September 30, 2021. This work schedule is weather-dependent.

U.S. 68 East of Cadiz in Trigg County
Milling and paving along U.S. 68 in eastern Trigg County ramps up after Labor Day. This overlay project runs from mile point 20.657 at the U.S. 68-Business/Main Street intersection extending eastward to mile point 24.168 near the I-24 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange, a distance of 3.51 miles. The project is expected to take about 12 to 14 working days to complete.

KYTC plans an extended closure along KY 164/Roaring Springs Road in southern Trigg County starting Tuesday, September 7. KY 164 will be closed for about 3 weeks to allow a large culvert to be replaced near the 19 mile marker. This is along KY 164 between KY 139/South Road and Delmont Church Road. The Trigg County Highway Maintenance Crew will replace the existing Casey Creek Branch Culvert with a pre-fabricated aluminum arch culvert. The new culvert will be a 25.5 ft arch span with a 10 ft.- 2 inch stream clearance. The roadway at this site is expected to close at approximately 8 a.m., CDT. on Tuesday. KY 164/Roaring Springs Road is expected to reopen around Sept. 30. There will be no marked detour. However, motorists may self-detour via KY 525/New Hope Road and KY 139/South Road. Trucks should seek an approved state route based on load weight. Approximately 550 vehicles travel this section of KY 164/Roaring Springs Road in an average day.
Replacement of the culvert is a $111,656 project. The target completion date is September 30, 2021. This work schedule is weather-dependent.

A contractor for KYTC plans milling and paving along a section of U.S. 68 in eastern Trigg County starting on Friday, September 3. This overlay project runs along U.S. 68/Hopkinsville Road from mile point 20.657 at the U.S. 68-Business/Main Street intersection extending eastward to mile point 24.168 near the I-24 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange, a distance of 3.51 miles. The contractor anticipates removal of pavement markings on Sept. 3, with milling and paving to begin on Sept. 7. The work is expected to take about 12 to 14 working days to complete. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic in the work zone with traffic flow controlled by flaggers near the paving crew. 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. Rogers Group is the prime contractor on this $514,643 highway improvement project. Weather permitting, the target completion date is Sept. 24, 2021.

I-24 Westbound from Kentucky into Illinois

A contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has a work zone along Interstate 24 in Illinois from the Johnson-Massac County Line at the 24mm to the I-24 Ohio River Bridge at the 39mm.  For westbound traffic, this work zone starts on the Kentucky side of the bridge with a merge point near the 1mm in Kentucky. Work zone alert signage starts at the 7mm.  Eastbound and westbound traffic lanes in Illinois are restricted at various locations with a 14 ft.-3 inch load width restriction.  The target completion date is November 15, 2022.

I-24 at 55.5 to 64.5mm 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 55.5 to 64.5.5mm.  This 10 mile section of 2-way traffic is to allow full-depth concrete reconstruction along the westbound lanes. This work zone is temporarily extended to the 69mm for about 2 weeks to allow special traffic striping to be installed between Exit 65 and the Trigg-Christian County Line using construction barrels.  Maximum load with – 15 feet for eastbound vehicles and 12 feet for westbound,  The westbound exit ramp at KY 139 Exit 56 is closed.  All other Exit 56 ramps are open. Due to the ramp closure, there is no gas/fuel available for 20 miles westbound between Exit 65 and Exit 45.  There is a strictly enforced 55 mph work zone speed limit with enhanced police presence through December 15, 2021.

I-24 at 55.5 to 64.5mm 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 55.5 to 64.5.5mm. This 10 mile section of 2-way traffic is to allow full-depth concrete reconstruction along the westbound lanes. This work zone is temporarily extended to the 69mm for about 2 weeks to allow special traffic striping to be installed between Exit 65 and the Trigg-Christian County Line using construction barrels. Maximum load with – 15 feet for eastbound vehicles and 12 feet for westbound, The westbound exit ramp at KY 139 Exit 56 is closed. All other Exit 56 ramps are open. Due to the ramp closure, there is no fuel available for 20 miles 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 work zone 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. The target completion date for the new $63.6 million bridge is Spring of 2023.

U.S. 60 in Western McCracken County

U.S. 60 has work zone lane restrictions for the construction of R-Cuts at the KY 726/Kelley Road intersection and the KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road intersection.   Traffic has shifted to the R-Cut crossover at the KY 726/Kelley Rd intersection while construction continues.  An R-cut restricts left turns, with motorists turning right, then using a median lane with a controlled U-turn.  Target completion date is Sept 30, 2021.  For more on how an R-Cut works go to www.us45safety.org or the Federal Highway Administration YouTube page.

U.S. 62 in Western McCracken County

U.S. 62 has an active work zone with a 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.  This work zone has an enhanced enforcement presence.  Target completion date is December 1, 2022.

Work to realign the U.S. 62/KY 286 intersection has started.  Motorists may encounter one-lane traffic from time to time at the intersection and along a 4.5 mile section of U.S. 62/Blandville Road extending eastward to the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. Some short detours may be required at the intersection in August.  Target completion date for this $2.4 safety enhancement project is October 15, 2021.

U.S. 641 at Benton in Marshall County

Work is ramping up this week along U.S. 641 through downtown Benton.  It includes one-way sections of U.S. 641 along Main Street and Poplar Street in downtown Benton. The contractor is starting a major push over the next 4 months that includes placement of concrete pavement along Main Street from 8th Street to 11th Street on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.  Delays are possible along this busy work zone.  Drivers should consider an alternate route.   The target completion date is extended to Fall of 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. 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. 60 in Western McCracken County

U.S. 60 has work zone lane restrictions for the construction of R-Cuts at the KY 726/Kelley Road intersection and the KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road intersection. Traffic has shifted to the R-Cut crossover at the KY 726/Kelley Rd intersection while construction continues. An R-cut restricts left turns, with motorists turning right, then using a median lane with a controlled U-turn. The contractor is constructing curbs in the median area. Target completion date is Sept 30, 2021. For more on how an R-Cut works visit www.us45safety.org.

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. 62/KY 286 Y Intersection in Western McCracken County

Drivers may encounter one-lane traffic from time to time at the U.S. 62/KY 286 Y intersection and along a 4.5 mile section of U.S. 62/Blandville Road extending eastward to the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal. A detour for KY 286 traffic will be required at the intersection in early August. Watch for updates. Target completion date for this $2.4 safety enhancement project is October 15, 2021.

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 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. Starting this week, the contractor is initiating 24 hour work activity that includes placement of concrete pavement for the southbound lanes along Poplar Street. The work zone will one lane traffic northbound and southbound. Delays are likely. Drivers 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. 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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