PADUCAH, KY (Nov. 23, 2020) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to fully activate a new traffic signal at the U.S. 45/KY 80 Mayfield South Bypass intersection at 10 a.m., CST, today, November 23, 2020.
The New KY 80 Mayfield South Bypass opened to traffic on Friday, providing a new connection between KY 303/Cuba Road and U.S. 45 along the south edge of Mayfield. As part of that opening, a new traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 45 and New KY 80 was placed in red flash mode and functioned as a 4-Way Stop through the weekend.
The signal will become fully functional around 10 a.m., today, when the KYTC District 1 Traffic Group plans to place the signal in full green-yellow-red mode. Motorists should use appropriate caution and be alert for changes in traffic flow the fully functional signal will create at this busy intersection.
The signal includes an interconnect with the rail crossing signal on KY 80. The traffic signal will change to all red when a train is approaching the crossing.
This new intersection and traffic signal is at U.S. 45 Graves County mile point 14.7. Approximately 7,200 vehicles travel through this intersection in an average day. Traffic volume is expected to increase with the opening of the New KY 80 Corridor. This new intersection is just south of the Interstate 69 Mayfield Exit 21 Interchange.
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