PADUCAH, KY (Nov. 27, 2020) — KYTC District 1 anticipates ongoing construction activities at the following locations will impact traffic the week of Nov 29-Dec 5, 2020. Additional projects may be added through the week with individual traffic advisory notices. More detailed information on these individual work zones is available via the KYTC District 1 Facebook page link below.
I-24 Lyon/Caldwell/Trigg Counties
Interstate 24 has an extended work zone from the 51 to 65mm with 2-way traffic running on the westbound lanes and a centerline barrier wall. Delays are possible during the holiday travel period. To avoid delays, motorists should consider a self-detour between the I-24/I-69 Exit 25 Interchange near Calvert City and the Exit 65 Cadiz interchange via I-69 and U.S. 68 through Draffenville, Aurora, and Land Between the Lakes. An additional alternate route is available between I-24 Exit 43 and Exit 83 via I-69 and the Pennyrile Parkway. Eastbound maximum load width is 12 ft. Westbound maximum load width is 15 ft. This work zone has a 55 mph speed limit. The work zone is expected remain up into mid-December.
I-24 Lyon/Caldwell/Trigg Counties
Both eastbound ramps at the Interstate 24/KY 139 Cadiz-Princeton Exit 56 Interchange are closed for reconstruction. Motorists should detour via the eastbound ramps at Exit 45 or Exit 65, depending on their final destination. Both eastbound ramps at Exit 56 are expected to remain closed until about December 10. The westbound entry and exit ramps to and from KY 139 at Exit 56 are open.
U.S. 641 has an ongoing work zone at the south edge of Murray with 2-way traffic running on base asphalt courses along the northbound lanes. Due to paving and curb work, the contractor may occasionally close some side streets and restrict lanes along U.S. 641 near this 1-mile work zone. The target completion date is July 1, 2021.
KY 2075/North 4th Street will be closed immediately at the U.S. 641 intersection at the north edge of Murray on Monday, November 30, 2020. The daytime closure is to allow construction of a new right-turn lane. KY 2075 will be closed at the site from about 7:30 a.m., CST, on Monday, to around 4:00 p.m., CST. There will be no marked detour. There may be a brief closure and/or lane restriction at the site on Tuesday or Wednesday to allow paving of the new turn lane to complete the project.
Work continues at the intersection of KY 125/Union City Road and KY 166/Middle Road southeast of Hickman. Motorists should be prepared for intermittent periods of one-lane traffic to facilitate ongoing work to convert the Y intersection into a T intersection.
The New KY 80 Mayfield South Bypass is open. The new 2.5 miles of 4-lane runs westward from KY 303 to U.S. 45 at the southwest edge of Mayfield. U.S. 45 has moved to the new alignment at the KY 80/U.S. 45 intersection just south of the I-69 Exit 21 Interchange. Motorists should be alert for changes in traffic flow created by this new signal and intersection at the southwest edge of Mayfield.
Work to construct a new R-Cut at the U.S. 45/KY 408 intersection north of Mayfield has concluded for this construction season. Work zone restrictions have been removed. The contractor plans to return in spring for work in the median required to complete the R-Cut For information on how an R-Cut operates go to www.US45Safety.org.
KY 1124 is closed at the 2.7 mile marker to allow a culvert that carries a branch of Vulton Creek to be replaced. This closure is immediately west of the Usher Road intersection. This closure has been extended to Friday, December 4, 2020.
There is an active work zone along U.S. 60 at the north edge of Smithland for construction of the New Cumberland River Bridge. Flaggers may be present from time to time to assist trucks as they enter and exit the work area for the new bridge. There is a 25 mph speed limit for westbound traffic and a 35 mph speed limit for eastbound traffic. The target completion date is for the new $63.6 million bridge is Spring of 2023.
U.S. 641 has a work zone through downtown Benton from mile point 7.98 near the Town Creek Bridge northward to mile point 8.824 at the KY 348/5th Street intersection. It includes one-way sections of U.S. 641 along Main Street and Poplar Street in Benton. Traffic is running on base asphalt courses through the winter months. The contractor plans to return in spring to pave the final driving surface. The target completion date is June 1, 2021.
U.S. 68 has an active work zone from the east end of the U.S. 68 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton extended eastward to the intersection with U.S. 68 Business at Cadiz. The contractor has completed mainline paving. However, some landscaping and other finish work along the multi-use trail and right of way may continue into next year.
The U.S. 68 intersection with KY 139/South Road at the south edge of Cadiz has an active work zone to allow construction of an R-Cut. North-South traffic on KY 139 has been permanently shifted to the R-Cut. Median curb and gutter work is expected to continue into December. For information on how an R-Cut operates, go to www.US45Safety.org.
This traffic impact report is aimed at alerting motorists to work zones on mostly major routes. It does not include projects on rural secondary highways that have minimal cross-country traffic.
More detailed work zone information and maps indicating the location of these projects can be found on the timeline at www.Facebook.com/kytcdistrict1 and at goky.ky.gov.
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