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Heartland road projects for 4/19

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Here is a list of some road projects from around the Heartland. Drivers are reminded to always slow down and use caution while driving through work zones.

Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

Work has been completed by city crews to add separate left-turn lanes on both sides of Deerwood Dr. at its intersection with N. High St. (Highway 61 North) in Jackson as of April 17.  Drivers can now use the new lanes to make left turns at this busy intersection.  This modification, which includes restriping both approaches and installing left turn bays and arrows, will increase the capacity, efficiency, and operation of the intersection. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution as motorists get adjusted to the new configuration.  

County Road 217 in Cape County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway near the intersection of Route AB. The entrance to County Road 217 off of Route AB will be closed to traffic. Work will take place Tuesday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting

Route 74 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 25 and just east of I-55 northbound. Weather permitting, crews will be working from Monday, April 23 through Saturday, June 23 from 6 a.m. to 5 a.m. daily.

Emergency street repairs are being conducted on East Main Street between I-55 and Old Orchard Road in Jackson. Westbound traffic will be reduced to the use of a single lane until further notice. As always, drivers are reminded to slow down and use extreme caution while traveling near or through any work zone. Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to Public Works at 573-243-2300.

Work resumed on westbound Lexington Avenue this week. Detours are back in place. Once work is completed on the westbound side, weather permitting, the closure/detour will switch as work begins on the eastbound side. Anticipated completion in 2018; expect new overlay, patches, and sidewalks from Sherwood Drive to West Cape Rock Drive.

Westbound Lexington Avenue between Cape Rock Drive and Yorktown will be closed again starting Monday, Jan. 22 to continue work, weather permitting. Westbound Lexington from Cape Rock to Yorktown will be closed to through traffic. This detour will remain in place until the contractor completes the sidewalk and curb line of the westbound lane of Lexington, at which time the detour will be changed to accommodate additional work on eastbound lanes. The detour is Cape Rock to Perryville. All motorists must use extreme caution and follow detour and construction signage while in the area. For more information, please contact City of Cape Girardeau Development Services at 573-339-6327. The contractor has until June 15 to complete work and is on schedule.

MoDOT plans to replace bridges on Rte. V and Rte. KK. The Rte. V project involves replacing the bridge over Little Indian Creek, located 1.8 miles south of the intersection of Routes V and 177 east of Fruitland, Mo. The Route KK project involves replacing the bridge over Little Apple Creek, located .8 miles west of the intersection of Routes V and I-55 near Friedheim, Mo. The Rte. V project is expected to be let in February 2018 and the Rte. KK project is expected to be let in May 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Rte. V and Rte. KK will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

Signs are up for an upcoming construction project, but it'll be a couple weeks before the work begins. On April 9  crews set up detour signs at Sloan Bridge near the Casino in Cape Girardeau, but construction won't start until April 25. When the project is finished, it will be wider and have a sidewalk on both sides of the road.  No word on how long it will be before the work is completed.

Madison County

Southbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform concrete repairs. This section of road is located between the Madison County line and Route 72. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County

Route B in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 258, west of Portageville. This section of roadway is located between Rte 162 and Rte PP. Weather permitting, the bridge will close at 6 a.m. February 26 and will reopen at 5 p.m. May 31.

Route B in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between Route 162 and Route PP. Weather permitting, the bridge will close at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 and will re-open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Pemiscot County

Northbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.  This section of roadway is located between Route 164 and Route U interchanges. Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 21 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Perry County

Route A will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This bridge is located between County Road 422 and County Road 424. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Feb. 12 starting at 6 a.m. and re-open on Friday, June 8 at 5 p.m.

Scott County

Route E in Scott County will be CLOSED as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.  This section of roadway to CLOSE will vary on Route E between Route 77 and the end of state maintenance at Commerce. Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, April 26 through Thursday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Route O in Scott County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between County Road 530 and County Road 532. Weather permitting, work will start Monday, April 16 at 6 a.m. and will re-open Friday, July 13 at 5 p.m.

North and southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform median cross-over work. This section of road is located between mile marker 86 and mile marker 88. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, March 12 through Thursday, May 31 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

MoDOT announced work to construct the Scott City interchange will start on Monday, July 17, weather permitting. As construction is underway, the Route PP overpass bridge over Interstate 55 will be closed. The Route PP overpass will be replaced with a wider, three-lane bridge to accommodate turning movements for the new interchange. The project includes constructing a new roadway from Route 61 at Kelso to the overpass bridge. Completion is anticipated in January 2019, weather permitting.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace two bridges located on Routes O and U. The Route O project includes replacing the bridge over a drainage ditch located 2.7 miles north of Route 62 and the Route U project includes replacing the bridge over St. John's Ditch located 1.6 miles east of Route 61. Letting for both is anticipated in January 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Routes O and U will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges. Maps, plans and other information prepared by MoDOT will be available for public inspection and copying at MoDOT's Sikeston District office, 2675 N. Main Street.

Route U in Scott County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between Walnut Street and County Road 425. Weather permitting, work will start Monday, March 12 at 6 a.m. and will re-open Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m.

Stoddard County

Route AC will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 25 and County Road 237. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 16 through Monday, April 30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Route Y will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform edge rut repairs. This section of road is located between County Road 351 and Route DD. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 16 through Thursday, April 19 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace three bridges located on Routes PK and N in Stoddard County, Missouri. The Route P project includes replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 34, located 2.5 miles south of Route Y. Letting is anticipated in November 2017. The Route K project includes replacing the bridge over Wolf Creek, located 1 mile west of Route BB. Letting is anticipated in February 2018. The Route N project includes replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 30, located 0.8 miles south of Route Y. Letting is anticipated in February 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Routes P, K and N will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

Route 51/B will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform shoulder widening and asphalt overlay. This section of road is located between on/off ramps at Route 51/60 in Stoddard County to Business 60 in Butler County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 2 through Thursday, May 17 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

St. Francois - Madison Counties

Southbound Route 67 will be reduced at MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route DD and Route 72. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 16 through Thursday, April 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Ste. Genevieve County

Northbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction as MoDOT crews perform bridge joint repairs. This section of road is located between Route O and Route Y. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will remain up overnight.

Illinois

Franklin County

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is announcing that the Rend Lake Dam Road will be closed to all through traffic from April 16 through mid-morning on April 23, 2018, so that contractors may safely repave and restripe the road.  The area affected begins at the intersection of the Dam Road and Rend City Road and ends on the east side of the Spillway Bridge, including River Road.  Access to the South Marcum Boat Ramp, Spillway Recreation Area, Spillway Dedication Lot, and the Rend Lake Bike Trail will remain open during the closure. Watch for closure signs at Sugar Creek parking lot and the west entrance to the Rend Lake Dam Road. The staff of the Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reminds you to exercise caution when near these areas as construction will be taking place. Updated information on this project will be posted on the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center Facebook page.

Jackson County

There will be a daytime road closure at the railroad bridge over IL 149 west of Murphysboro. It will begin on Friday, April 30 through Thursday, April 26, crews from the Union Pacific Railway will be driving piling for the new bridge during daylight hours only. IL 149 will be open during nighttime hours. There will be no traffic permitted through the work area during the repairs.  Motorists should follow the marked detour or seek alternate routes to avoid delays. 

Hardin County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 34 in Hardin County Illinois of an upcoming road closure. Beginning Monday, April 16 at 8 a.m., IL 34 will be closed 0.4 miles east of Karbers Ridge Road in Hardin County. This closure is necessary to facilitate the repair of a drainage structure. The road is expected to be open by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Motorists should use the marked detour or seek an alternate route. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.

The Cave-in-Rock Ferry plans to reopen on the normal schedule at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17. The ferry has been closed since April 5 due to floodwaters. The ferry has also been closed for 30 days in Feb. and March due to floodwaters. The Cave-in-Rock Ferry connects KY 91 to Illinois Route 1 in Hardin County, Ill. The ferry normally operates from 6:00 a.m. to 9:50 p.m. CST, 7 days a week. The ferry carries on average 500 vehicles a day.

Johnson - Union - Pope Counties

The Illinois State Police District 22 is wanting to alert the public of the increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on the rural roads of several southern Illinois counties this coming weekend. On Saturday, April 21, many rural roads and some state highways in the counties of Union, Johnson, and Pope will become the racetrack for the annual River to River Relay. The race starts at Mc Gee Hill in La Rue-Pine Hills (Rural Union County) and will conclude in Golconda, IL. For those who are participating in the race, we ask you to be courteous to residents who live along the race route by not blocking their driveways or parking vehicles in their yard. When parking on the roadway, park along the right-hand side of the road only. This will allow for the roadway to remain open for emergency vehicles and local traffic who need to access residences and property along the route.
For the motoring public be aware of the runners and extra vehicle traffic which might cause delays at times along the race route. If you plan on traveling through the area please consider using alternate routes to avoid the congestion of the race.
Officers will be posted at various intersections along the race for traffic control to ensure the safety of participants and the motoring public. Please remain vigilant while traveling through these areas and please be patient.

Saline County

Beginning April 2, traffic at the intersections of IL 13 and Old IL 13 (West Poplar) will be closed for construction. Daytime lane reductions will take place over the next three months. 

Union County

Beginning on Wednesday, Aprill 11, at 3 p.m., weather permitting, northbound traffic on I-57 from just south of the Illinois 146 interchange (MP 30) will be shifted to the southbound lanes via cross-over. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for each direction of travel. This traffic configuration will be in place until November 15, 2018, to facilitate construction of a new bridge in the northbound lanes. Motorists should use extreme caution through this work zone and be aware of speed reductions and traffic control devices.

Williamson County

IDOT would like to alert drivers on Illinois 37 of upcoming lane reductions. Starting on Monday, March 19, traffic signals will be installed about 1 mile south of Marion to reduce traffic to one lane in both directions for a box culvert replacement. This is expected to last until September 2018, weather permitting.

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-57 NB and I-24 EB in Williamson County Illinois of an upcoming LANE CLOSURE.

Beginning Monday, April 23 at 8 a.m., I-24 EB will be reduced to one lane at SN 100-0060 which carries I-24 EB over I-57 NB in Williamson County.  The I-24 EB lane closure will include the use of a concrete barrier.  During the closure of this lane on I-24 EB, I-57 NB will be reduced to one lane intermittently with the use of daytime lane closures and flaggers.  This closure is necessary to facilitate the repair of the bridge parapet and rail.  The road is expected to be open by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Motorists should use extreme caution through this work and be aware of speed reduction and traffic control devices.   

Kentucky

Ballard County

Scour and erosion mitigation work is planned at the following locations April 23 & 24: US 60/Paducah Road at milepoint 11.818 on Frazier Creek Branch Bridge between LaCenter and the KY 310 intersection.

Calloway County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a work zone lane restriction along a section of KY 94 in CALLOWAY County on Monday, April 16. KY 94 in western Calloway County will be restricted to one lane at milepoint 1.776 to allow base repairs. This work zone is just less than 2 miles east of the Calloway-Graves County Line.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along a section of KY 299/Kirksey Road in Calloway County starting Tuesday, April 17. Work along KY 229/Kirksey Road runs from mile point 4.076 just north of the KY 80 intersection extending northward through the Kirksey community to mile point 10.665 at the Marshall County Line, a distance of 6.59 miles. Planned work in this Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) includes minor widening of shoulders and other safety-related activities. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers as needed to facilitate the work.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $514,259 highway safety project.  The work is expected to take about 2 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Calloway-Marshall Counties

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane on US 641 near the Calloway-Marshall County Line starting Thursday, April 12. This work zone lane restriction is to allow the use of a long-reach track hoe to repair a washout, do some drainage work, and complete other repairs along the right of way. This work zone will in place during the overnight hours Thursday night into Friday.  The work zone will come down over the weekend to return during the day on Monday, April 16.  All traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane at this site. Northbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach this work zone.

Christian County

KYTC plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one lane along a section of Interstate 24 in CHRISTIAN County on Thursday, April 19. I-24 EASTBOUND traffic will be restricted to one lane at the 90 mile marker to allow some concrete pavement repairs and bridge deck repairs on Thursday.  All eastbound traffic in this work zone will move to the left-hand or passing lane between approximately 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., on Thursday.

Crittenden-Caldwell Counties

KYTC started the next phase of work along the new U.S. 641 construction corridor on Monday, April 2. With the completion of base cement stabilization on grade and drain work for the new U.S. 641, the next round of work will begin with placement of base material and base layers of asphalt for a two-lane driving surface. Placement of the base layers along the 6 miles of new highway in the fall is aimed at preventing erosion during the winter months. It will also allow paving of the driving surface and construction of connections to the existing roads to move ahead during the 2017 construction season. Starting on Thursday, drivers should also be alert for trucks hauling gravel and asphalt along existing U.S. 641 as well as along county roads that connect to the new U.S. 641 construction corridor. Initially, much of the truck traffic is expected to access the construction corridor via Crane Cemetery Road. Work on diversions for the construction of connecting points along existing U.S. 641/Marion-Princeton Road at mile point 4.05 in Caldwell County and mile point 5.7 in Crittenden County near the Coleman Road intersection will start as soon as utilities are moved out of the work zone. While the original design included construction of grade and drain for a four-lane highway running from Marion through southern Crittenden County to near Fredonia in Caldwell County, the new road is being completed as a two-lane "Super Two" highway as a cost-saving measure. The target completion date is July 1, 2018.

Among planned improvements, the estimated $1.5 million safety project set for bidding in early 2018 will include the addition of a gravel shoulder. It will include some additional high-traction coating and wedging adjustments, removal of cross drain header walls, extending some of the cross drains and culverts, as well as slope improvements and tree removal at some locations along the right of way. In their study of the Rosebud Hill area, traffic engineers found speeding was an ongoing issue, particularly for vehicles traveling downhill eastbound along U.S. 60. KYTC District 1 has a similar HSIP project planned along U.S. 641 in Calloway County between Murray and the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Work on that project is also expected to start in early 2018. HSIP funding will also be applied to intersections along U.S. 45 in Graves County, McCracken County, as well as intersections in Paducah.  Those projects will be announced separately at a later date.

Graves County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway Exit 25 northbound ramp to US 45 at Mayfield starting Friday, April 20. The Purchase Parkway Exit 25 northbound ramp to US 45 at Mayfield will be closed starting Friday morning for upgrades, including removal of old curb and gutter, widening of the ramps and extending the ramp. This northbound Purchase Parkway ramp to US 45 on the north side of Mayfield is expected to remain closed for about 6 to 7 days. During this ramp closure portable message boards placed along the parkway to provide direction with a marked detour via the Purchase Parkway Exit 24 northbound exit ramp to KY 121 at Mayfield.

Scour and erosion mitigation work is planned at the following locations April 23 & 24: KY 58 East at milepoint 9.946 on the Ray Branch Bridge between Simpkins Lane and Andrew Road.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 464 in Graves County starting on Monday, April 16. KY 464/Backusburg Rd. will be closed to through traffic east of Mayfield at milepoint 1.3 to allow deck repairs on the Mayfield Creek Bridge. This is along KY 464/Backusburg Rd. between KY 121 and KY 940. Area traffic access will be maintained on each side of the closure point. There will be no marked detour. However, drivers may self-detour via KY 121, KY 80 and KY 940. KY 464/Backusburg Rd. is expected to be closed at this site for approximately 5 working days.

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative has utility crews working on an extended project along KY 303 in southern Graves County starting March 26. Utility crews will be working along KY 303 in Graves County north of the Cuba community for about the next 3 months anytime weather permits. The work will extend along KY 303 from near Cuba in 1-mile sections that will change from time to time.  This week the crew is working along KY 303 from the KY 83/Cuba School Road intersection near the 7-mile marker extending northward to Luther Road at mile point 7.75.  Crews may be working at several locations along this section. Most of the work can be completed along the right of way without lane restrictions.  However, some brief lane restrictions may be required from time to time for movement and positioning of equipment to facilitate the work This WKECC work zone for utility work will continue to move northward in about 1-mile increments along KY 303 over the next 3 months until the project ends near KY 303 mile piont 10.75 at the intersection with KY 339 near Sedalia. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and utility personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Approximately 1200 vehicles travel this section of KY 303 in an average day.

Alben Barkley Road (CR 1408) has been closed in Graves County at the Wilson Creek Branch Bridge. This is along Alben Barkley Road at mile point 1.314 about halfway between KY 849 and KY 408 southwest of the Lowes community. The closure notice came after an inspection of the Wilson Creek Bridge found a number of issues with the bridge substructure. The official notice cited, "the critical conditions of the substructure and an increase in scour," as justification for the closure notice. The bridge has been closed and barricaded pending engineering work to develop a repair or replacement plan. While this is a county road, KYTC inspectors are responsible for regular checks of all bridges in Kentucky. There is no marked detour.

KYTC crews planned to add a 13-foot width restriction for southbound traffic at the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway/US 45 Exit 21 interchange at Mayfield, starting on Friday, July 22. The work zone was from about the Purchase Parkway 17 mile marker to about the 23-mile marker and includes a 13-foot maximum load width restriction for southbound traffic from mile point 21.63 to mile point 21.25. This southbound load with restriction is along the Exit 21 ramp that carries through-traffic from Mayfield to southward along the Purchase Parkway toward Fulton and the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The 13-foot maximum load width restriction is due to the addition of barrier walls to allow work to widen this ramp. The work zone includes a 55-mile-per-hour work zone speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. The ramp has a 45-mile-per-hour work zone speed limit. It has a target completion date of July 1, 2018.

Hickman County

KY123 has been closed with signs posted at mile marker 14 and 16.

Livingston-Marshall Counties

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a work zone lane restriction for westbound traffic on the Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridge at the 30 mile marker on Monday morning, April 9, 2018. I-24 westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane at the 30 mile marker to allow deck repairs on the westbound Tennessee River Bridge.  This westbound work zone lane restriction is expected to go up about 7:30 a.m., CDT.  It is expected to remain in place until after just after Noon on Monday to allow the concrete patching material to cure. Westbound motorists on I-24 should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they pass the I-24/KY 453 Exit 31 Grand Rivers Interchange. As a reminder, there is also an eastbound lane restriction on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge. The Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridges are twin tied arch suspension bridges at mile point 29.352 at the Marshall-Livingston County Line. The 2,017 ft. bridges with a 534 ft. main span are also known as the Luther Draffen Bridge. The bridges opened to traffic in 1974. The structures carry approximately 30,000 vehicles across the Tennessee River in an average day.

Lyon County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans milling along KY 1272 in Lyon County on Monday, April 16. Milling on Monday is to prepare for paving sometime later in the week along KY 1272 in southern Lyon County from the KY 903 intersection at milepoint 0.0 extending eastward to the Lyon-Caldwell County Line at milepoint 1.854. Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers to facilitate the work. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

Marshall County

KYTC plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one lane on I-24 in the I-24/Purchase Parkway Exit 25 Work Zone on Wednesday, April 18. Drivers going eastbound along I-24 through the Exit 25 Interchange in Marshall County should be alert to a lane restriction between the 24 and 25 mile marker to allow sign truss structures to be built. This eastbound lane restriction is expected to be in place between approximately 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to CLOSE the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in MARSHALL County during the overnight hours of Wednesday, April 11. Westbound traffic on I-24 will be blocked to allow installation of sign truss structures in the I-24/Purchase Parkway Exit 25 Work Zone at Calvert City.  Traffic will be halted between the 27 and 25 mile marker sometime between 9:00 p.m., CDT, on Wednesday and 6:00 a.m., on Thursday morning to facilitate the work. Police will assist with detouring westbound traffic off at the I-24/US 62 Calvert City Exit 27 Interchange to US 62 westbound to return to the westbound lanes of I-24 via the Purchase Parkway southbound. Motorists traveling westbound along I-24 through the Exit 25 Interchange Work Zone in Marshall County Wednesday night.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift to facilitate ramping up of work along KY 348/5th Street in Benton starting Monday, April 16, 2018. As part of a project to widen KY 348/5th Street to 4 lanes between US 641/Main Street at mile point 8.325 and the Purchase Parkway Exit 43 Benton interchange at mile point 7.6, westbound traffic on KY 348 will be shifted approximately 8 ft. to allow drain pipe installation and other earthwork activities. Once the westbound traffic shift is initiated on Monday, all lanes, including the middle turn lane, will be restricted to a maximum 10 ft. lane width.  Traffic will remain in this configuration for most of the summer construction season this year. Motorists should be aware that utility relocation activities will continue all along the project area.Caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.  One lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers may be required at locations along this work zone from time to time to facilitate ongoing work. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $4.4 million highway improvement project.  Due to ongoing utility work along the project area a target completion date has not been established for this project.

McCracken County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to temporarily close a section of KY 726/McKendree Church Road in western McCracken County starting Friday, April 20. This temporary closure of the south end of KY 726/McKendree Chruch Road is to allow it to be prepared for use as a detour during work to upgrade the intersection of US 62/Blandville Road and KY 1322/Harris Road. The southernmost section of KY 726McKendree Church Road will close at approximately 7 a.m., CDT, on Friday, from US 62 at milepoint 0.0 extending northward to KY 286 at milepoint 1.2.   This southern section of KY 726/McKendree Church Road is expected to remain closed through the weekend to allow turn radius improvements and other upgrades. Motorists who normally travel KY 1322/Harris Road through the US 62/KY 1322 intersection should self-detour via an alternate route. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $299,999 Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP).  The target completion date is July 1, 2018. Motorists should use appropriate caution along the detour.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has started asphalt paving again along KY 1322/Lovelacevill Road in McCracken County as of April 18. Paving along KY 1322/Lovelaceville Road runs from just west of New Hope Church Road extending eastward a distance of 3.25 miles.  Paving along this section is expected to take about two days to complete, weather permitting. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.   Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $509,588 group paving project.

Lyon County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along KY 93 at the entrance to the Eddyville Riverport in Lyon County starting Monday, Dec.11. This work zone at KY 93 mile point 14.475 in Lyon County is to allow construction of turn lanes at Port Authority Road.  This is along KY 93 between US 62 and KY 293 south of Eddyville.  Initial work starting Monday and continuing as weather allows will include extending of culverts to facilitate eventual widening of the roadway and other improvements along KY 93 at the Riverport entrance. Improvements at this site are designed to enhance safety while providing better truck access to the river port. Some lane restrictions may be required from time to time as construction ramps up.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The project has a target completion date of July 31, 2018.

Marshall County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one lane on Interstate 24 in the I-24/Purchase Parkway Exit 25 Work Zone on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Motorists traveling eastbound I-24 through the Exit 25 Interchange in Marshall County should be alert a lane restriction between the 24 and 25-mile marker to allow prep work for erection of sign truss structures. This eastbound lane restriction will be in place from approximately 9:00 a.m., CDT, and about 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday. Eastbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach this work zone along I-24 between the 24 and 25-mile marker near Calvert City. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

McCracken County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans safety improvements to a section of KY 1954/Husbands Road in McCracken County with preliminary work starting the week of March 19.  Safety improvements along KY 1954/Husbands Road run from KY 348 at mile point 0.0 extending northward to mile point 3.04 just north of the Clark Line Road intersection. This Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Project is to improve roadway alignment at the Clark Line Road intersection and the Paducah Floodwall crossing, as well as additional shoulder and cross drain improvements along the remainder of KY 1954/Husbands Road in the project area. Initial prep work will include cutting of trees and brush along this section as weather allows to prepare for future reconstruction work. Construction along this section is expected to ramp up sometime in the month of April as weather allows. The contractor may close KY 1954/Husbands Road from time to time with a marked detour to facilitate specific phases of construction. The contractor and KYTC will attempt to provide timely notice of those limited closures as they are scheduled. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers at various locations along this work zone. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to install Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) to improve safety at two intersections along U.S. 45 between Mayfield and Paducah. An ICWS at the U.S. 45/KY 1241 intersection at Leeder Bottom near the McCracken-Graves county line could be in service in about 90 days. A second system at the U.S. 45/KY 849 intersection near Folsomdale in Graves County is expected to be ready for construction to start in early 2018. Weather during January and February will be a major factor in how quickly the assembly and installation process can be completed.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the south end of Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the US 68/KY 80 corridor. Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County provided a connection from Apostle James Road to existing US 68/KY 80 at mile point 13.234.  This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road to facilitate construction of the New US 68/KY 80 Corridor is permanent. Residents along Andrew Calhoun Road and Apostle James Road will have access to the north via Airport Road from the KY 1489/Blue Springs Road end. While the need for this closure was discussed during a number of public meetings leading up to the US 68/KY 80 reconstruction project, the contractor had not informed KYTC engineers of the closing date. This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road at the New US 68/KY 80 construction corridor is permanent due to the incline required to reach the elevation of the new roadway at the connecting point. Rogers Group is the prime contractor on this $54 million highway improvement project in western Trigg County. It has a November 30, 2019, target completion date.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted traffic along the US 68/KY 80 construction corridor at the east edge of Cadiz in Trigg County starting early the week of Sunday, April 23. This intersection is at US 68 mile point 20.745 and US 68-Business mile point 4.519. As part of this traffic shift, two-way traffic will be established on the westbound lanes. Moving traffic off the eastbound lanes will allow dirt work for construction of new eastbound lanes at the site. The contractor also anticipates ramping up work on a new bridge for the eastbound lanes of US 68 over Little River at mile point 19.1.  The project started in May 2015. The target completion date for this section is Nov. 30, 2019.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to make the first concrete pour on the deck of the New 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton on Tuesday, June 6. The bridge is located at US 68 mile point 8.596 in Trigg County at the eastern entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.  The new bridge is at Cumberland River navigational mile point 63.1, is just downstream from the existing US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton. The new bridge is expected to be ready for 2-lane traffic sometime in the spring of 2018 with finish work on the new bridge continuing through 2018.

Trigg County

Scour and erosion mitigation work is planned at the following locations April 23 & 24: KY 139/South Road at milepoint 1.45 on Scott Branch Bridge between the KY-TN State Line and Pugh Flat Church Rd; KY 276/Hurricane Road at milepoint 1.557 on Oliver Branch Bridge between the KY 274 Intersection and KY 778 intersection.

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