KYTC District 1 Roadshow: Traffic Impact Report for Week of July 7-13

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet • District 1

PADUCAH, KY (July 5, 2024) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet anticipates ongoing work zone construction and long-term maintenance activities at the following locations will impact traffic in District 1 counties during the week of July 7-13.

More detailed information on these work zones (including maps) can be found on our Facebook page listed below.

I-24 Paving & Rehab 29 to 33mm in Livingston County (COMPLETED)
Lane restrictions on I-24 have been removed from the 29.54mm at the Tennessee River Bridge to the 33.6mm near the Cumberland River Bridge. Some minor finish work will be completed with intermitting lane and shoulder restrictions over the next few weeks. Please see posting below as lane restrictions continue on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge Rehab Project at the 29mm.

I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at 29mm (UPDATED)
This work zone has two 11-ft lane lanes open in each direction for the July 4th Holiday driving period.   One-lane traffic will return for both eastbound and westbound starting Tuesday, July 9. There is an 8 ft.-6 in. max load width and 13 ft- 6 in. max height restriction, a 55 MPH speed limit, enhanced enforcement, double fines, and a concrete barrier wall.  Watch for frequent updates on work zone configuration.  Due to the volume of traffic using the alternate route via U.S. 62 between Exit 27 and Exit 40, KYTC engineers recommend a self-detour for traffic between Paducah and Nashville via U.S. 68 and I-69 between I-24 Exit 25 and Cadiz Exit 65 to avoid work zone delays.  Target for project completion is Dec 1, 2024.

Purchase Parkway Extended Work Zone 0 to 21mm
This work zone runs from the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line at Fulton and the U.S. 45/KY 80-Bypass Mayfield Exit 21 interchange in Mayfield.  The work zone includes a 13 ft. maximum load width restriction at mile point 1.3 near Fulton.  On completion late this year, Interstate 69 will be extended along the final 21 miles of the existing parkway. The target completion date for all of the upgrades is Dec 15, 2024.

U.S. 60 at 8.4mm in Marion/Crittenden County
Be prepared for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal near the Crittenden County School Complex and hospital just east of Country Club Dr., for construction of a turn lane.  Local access is maintained to the hospital from U.S. 60 on the east side and via Country Club Dr on the west side.  A marked detour is established via KY 981/Old Salem Road and KY 91/West Bellville Street. However, this detour may not be appropriate for oversized loads or trucks pulling low-boy trailers. Watch for notice of several closures along U.S. 60 between 6mm and 8.5mm.  Target completion date is Aug 10.

U.S. 62 in Western McCracken County (NEW)
A work zone for paving runs 4.6 miles along U.S. 62 from the 3.2mm at the KY 286 intersection at Milan Station, extending eastward to the 7.8mm at the McCracken Boulevard/Massac Church Rd intersection.  Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours for about the next 2 weeks.

KY 1731 (Waterfield Dr) in Clinton/Hickman County (NEW)
KY 1731 (Waterfield Drive) in Clinton will close for concrete pavement repair work from 7 a.m., Monday, July 8, through 3 p.m., Wednesday.  The closure runs between KY 123 (East Clay Street) and KY 1745 (James Phillips Drive).  The contractor will pour concrete where the City excavated for water line repairs in recent months. The excavations have been allowed to settle before scheduling this permanent concrete repair effort.

Tabor Road/KY 1113 Closed at Crittenden-Lyon Co. Line Tue & Wed (NEW)
Tabor Road will be closed to all through traffic in Crittenden Co. on Tue and Wed July 9 & 10, between KY 902 and KY 1943 in Lyon County. Tabor Rd has been getting a high volume of traffic since KY 295 closed between Dycusburg and Kuttawa at the Livingston Creek Bridge (See KY 295 update).  Tabor Rd will be closed to allow shoulder work and maintenance from 7 a.m., to 5 p.m., CDT. This closure includes all of Tabor Road and KY 1113 between KY 902 and KY 1943 (Skinframe Creek Road).  Emergency vehicle access will be provided as quickly as possible.  Local residents will be provided access with delays likely.

U.S. 60/U.S. 641 Intersection in Marion/Crittenden County
The U.S. 60/U.S. 641 intersection south of the downtown area has been converted from a signalized intersection to an ALL-WAY STOP.  Please be alert for changes in traffic flow this brings to the intersection. About 8,000 vehicles  travel through this intersection each day.

Cave-in-Rock Ferry (UPDATED)
The Cave-in-Rock Ferry  and Ohio River Ferry Authority have signed a new 2-year contract to maintain service.  For timely information on the ferry’s operating status please go to Cave-In-Rock Ferry.  The Cave-In-Rock Ferry connects KY 91 with IL Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden Co., KY, and Hardin Co, IL.  The ferry starts operation at 6:00 a.m., CT, 7-days a week. The last run from the Illinois landing is at 9:40 p.m.. The last run from the Kentucky landing is at 9:50 p.m. The Cave-in-Rock Ferry carries about 500 vehicles each day.  It is jointly funded by the KY Transportation Cabinet and Illinois Dept. of Transportation through the ferry authority.

KY 945 Closed at Gilbert Creek Culvert in Graves County (UPDATE)
Work is nearing completion on the new KY 945 Gilbert Creek Bridge at the 1.14mm in Graves County.  The roadway remains closed awaiting completion of guardrail and some other finish work.  Engineers anticipate the new bridge can open in the next couple of weeks.  Watch for updates.

KY 1282 is Open at 6mm in Fulton County (UPDATE)
KY 1282 has reopened at the 6mm in the Wilson Hill area west of Brownsville.  The roadway had been blocked by a tangle of downed trees from a storm in March.  A specialized tree cutting crew has removed the mass of debris that was hanging over the roadway, allowing it to reopen.

KY 783/Crossland Rd Extended Closure in Calloway County
An extended closure of KY 783/Crossland Road in Calloway County at the 4.19mm is to allow the West Fork Clarks River Bridge to be replaced. This closure is about 1/2 mile south of the Wiswell community.  The contractor has established a marked detour for this site via KY 1828/Midway Rd and U.S. 641.  The target completion date is Oct 1, 2024.

KY 2603/Vanzora Rd at Soldier Creek Bridge in Marshall County
A new bridge is being constructed over Soldier Creek Bridge along KY 2603/Vanzora Road at 1.17mm in Marshall County. The roadway is closed. The target completion date is Oct 1, 2024.

KY 1485/Bellville Rd Closed in Southern Graves County
KY 1485/Bellville Road in Graves County is closed at the Terrapin Creek Bridge near the 2mm – about two miles north of the KY-TN State Line.  An inspection team found deterioration of the bridge substructure. The bridge is closed to all traffic until further notice.  There is no marked detour.  KY 1485/Bellville Road connects to Boydsville Road at the state line. Engineers are determining if the bridge can be repaired or should be replaced.

KY 295 Closed at Lyon-Crittenden County Line
KY 295 is closed at Lyon County mile point 9.419 at the Livingston Creek Bridge between Eddyville and Dycusburg after inspectors identified structural issues on the bridge. The bridge is closed until further notice. This is along KY 295 at Crittenden County 0.0mm at the Crittenden-Lyon County Line. Signs and barricades are posted.  Engineers anticipate on going environmental and design work will progress to allow plans for a new bridge to be ready for bidding in late summer or early fall with construction to follow.  Watch for updates.

U.S. 641-Business/North 4th Street in Murray
U.S. 641-Business/North 4th Street in Murray is closed north of KY 94/East Main Street for curb, gutter, and concrete pavement work.  The contractor is moving northward along U.S. 641-Business about a block at a time until work is completed between Main Street and Chestnut.  Access will be maintained for businesses.  Motorists may self-detour via side streets. Due to weather delays, and utility work required as part of the project, the target completion is extended to Aug 1, 2024.

KY 408 Extended Closure East of Benton in Marshall County
KY 408/Egners Ferry Road is closed immediately east of Benton.  The project between KY 1462/Benton-Birmingham Road and KY 1897/Olive-Hamlet Road includes construction of 4 bridges over Johns River and Clarks River.  A marked detour via U.S. 68 and KY 1462/Benton-Birmingham Road adds 2.2 miles or about 4 minutes of travel time. The target completion date is Aug 15, 2025.

KY 780 in Hickman County Closed at Bayou de Chien Bridge
KY 780 is closed at mile point 3.818 due to substructure deterioration on the Bayou de Chien Bridge between U.S. 51 and Martin Road.  This is on the lower end of KY 780 West of U.S. 51.  The bridge will remain closed until engineers can develop a repair plan.  Motorists may self-detour via the north end of KY 780 to U.S. 51 (South Washington St) at the south edge of Clinton.

U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge Public Meeting July 11
Join us for a public meeting on the U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge Replacement Project set for Thursday, July 11, in Cairo, Ill., to provide updates on plans to construct a new bridge approximately 1,000 ft. upstream from the existing structure.  The July 11 open house meeting from 5 to 8 p.m., CDT, at Cairo High School will include a presentation at 6 p.m. Project team members will be available to answer questions.  Displays will be available on the project website at after the meeting.

Please be alert and use extra caution anytime you encounter a work zone.  Slow down and put down your cell phone.  Watch for flaggers and pay attention to the directions they provide to guide you safely on your way.  All work is scheduled on a weather-permitting basis.

This list includes many of the significant work zone and highway closure locations around the region.  Information on short-term work zones for maintenance activities may not appear on this list.  For the latest traffic updates and postings of more detailed info on these work zones and others, please go to or follow us on Twitter @kytcdistrict1.

District 1 is responsible for 2,852 miles of highway in Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle, Ballard, McCracken, Graves, Calloway, Marshall, Livingston, Crittenden, Lyon & Trigg counties.


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