I-24/Purchase Pkwy Interchange Work Zone Ramp Restrictions starting Thursday, June 23

A contractor for The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans additonal daytime
restrictions along the Purchase Parkway within the Interstate 24 Exit 25 Interchange
work zone starting on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

The contractor plans to start hauling material from the northwest quadrant of the
existing cloverleaf interchange to help construct flyover ramps for the new
interchange configuration.   To facilitate the movement of large trucks required to
haul the material, the contractor will have flaggers on the Eastbound I-24 to
Northbound Purchase Pkwy ramp, the Northbound Purchase Parkway to  Westbound I-24
ramp, and Northbound Purchase Parkway to Eastbound I-24 ramp.  

The flaggers will be halting traffic on these ramps to allow trucks to move around
the interchange.   It is expected to take about 40 days to move about 200,000 cubic
yards of material. 

Motorists should be alert for flaggers stationed along ramps around the interchange
and be prepared to stop when required.

This is part of an ongoing reconstruction of the interchange to allow Interstate 69
to be extended southward along the parkway in the future.

This phase of work should not impact through-traffic on the main line of Interstate 24.

This work zone includes a 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement
presence and double fines for citations.

Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on the $37.8 million
interchange reconstruction project.  The new I-24/I-69 Calvert City interchange has
a target completion date of July 1, 2018.

All work schedules are subject to change due to weather, emergencies and other
factors.  Dial 511, log on to 511.ky.gov or download the WAZE app for the latest in
traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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