District 1 includes Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle, Ballard, McCracken, Graves,
Calloway, Marshall, Livingston, Crittenden, Lyon & Trigg counties
PADUCAH, KY (August 4, 2023) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet anticipates ongoing work zone construction and maintenance activities at the following locations will impact traffic the week of Aug 6-12. More detailed information on each of these work zones and maps of these locations can be found on our Facebook page listed below.
I-24 Paducah Exit 3 EASTBOUND ENTRY RAMP Closed
The EASTBOUND entry ramp at I-24 Paducah Exit 3 is closed and will remain closed until about August 7. Motorists may detour via U.S. 60 Exit 4, and KY 998/Olivet Church Road. Work zone traffic flow along KY 305/Cairo Rd through the interchange will encounter traffic shifts for diamond grinding and work at the east end of the work zone. No U-TURNS allowed. Businesses around the Exit 3 interchange have full access. Target completion date for all work through this interchange is extended to Aug 25.
U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Livingston County
Be alert for ongoing asphalt paving on the approaches to the New U.S. 60 Cumberland River “Smithland” Bridge starting on Monday, July 31. A paving crew will be working between the 12 and 13-mile marker to complete a final driving surface from the KY 70/Tiline Road intersection in Smithland to the Brummite Road (Ball Park) intersection. Watch for one lane traffic. Demolition on the old bridge is expected in mid to late September. Watch for updates.
U.S. 51 Work Zone in Northern Hickman County
U.S. 51 is restricted to one lane at mile point 13.84 to allow erosion repairs around the Obion Creek Bridge between Clinton and Arlington. Motorists should be alert for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal. The target completion date is August 18, 2023.
Purchase Parkway All Ramps Closed at KY 339 Wingo Exit 14
All ramps at the KY 339 Wingo Exit 14 interchange are closed until about October 10. Message boards provide detour info via Exit 2 at Fulton and Exit 21 at Mayfield. Additionally, work zone lane restrictions are up from about the 15 to 17.5mm. There is a 55 mph work zone speed limit with an enhanced police presence where construction crews are present. The target completion date for all work on the project to extend I-69 southward along the parkway is Dec 15, 2024.
U.S. 51/KY 121 Intersection at Wickliffe All-Way Stop (NEW)
The U.S. 51/KY 121 intersection in Wickliffe is now converted to an All-Way Stop. The signal is at the intersection of U.S. 51/Fourth Street/Jefferson Hill Road and KY 121/Court Street in downtown Wickliffe. The intersection is at U.S. 51 Ballard County mile point 3.376 and KY 121 mile point 8.689. Approximately 4,700 vehicles travel through the intersection in an average day
I-24 from 34mm to 55mm in Lyon County
Be alert for a brush cutting crew working along I-24 in Lyon County. While much of the work can be completed along right-of-way without lane restrictions, this work zone will be active from 7 a.m., to 2 p.m., CDT, each day that weather permits. Much of the brush cutting will focus on Exit 40, Exit 42 and Exit 45. This daytime work is expected to continue to about Aug 11.
KY 866/Paradise Rd Extended Closure Livingston County (NEW)
Extended closure of KY 866/Paradise Road in Livingston County starting Monday, August 7, at mile point 4.8 is for a rehab project on the Hazel Creek Branch Bridge. This closure is between KY 2232/Sugar Creek Road and KY 917/Tucker Temple Road. No marked detour. The target completion date is August 28, 2023.
Traffic Signal Construction in Downtown Mayfield (NEW)
The U.S. 45/North 7th Street intersection with West North Street just north of the court square in Mayfield will close starting Wed, August 9. This is along the northbound one-way section of U.S. 45 about a block north of KY 80/Broadway. The intersection will be closed for two weeks to allow a new traffic signal to be constructed. Open excavations to place conduit to provide electrical connections for the traffic signal controller require closure of the intersection. Signage will continue to control traffic flow in downtown Mayfield until the new traffic signals are placed into service.
Lakeview Drive in Lone Oak Area of McCracken County (NEW)
East Lakeview Drive is closed at the U.S. 45/Lone Oak Road intersection until about Sept 1, to allow widening of the roadway connecting point as part of the KY 1286/North Friendship Road reconstruction project. Lakeview Drive is closed to through traffic between Albany Avenue and U.S. 45. Motorists may self-detour via Albany Avenue and Illinois Street or Marshall Avenue and KY 3074/Bleich Road. As work progresses at this intersection, a northbound lane restriction may be required from time to time for U.S. 45/Lone Oak Road.
KY 724/Woodville Rd Closed in West McCracken County
KY 724/Woodville Road is closed at mile point 1.03 and mile point 1.52 to allow bridge deck overlay and maintenance work on two bridges that cross Massac Creek. This is along the section between Bradford Road and Steel Road east of the Heath community. There will be a marked detour. The target completion date is September 8, 2023.
KY 402 Extended Closure in Hardin/Marshall County
Closure of KY 402/Aurora Highway in the Hardin Community of Marshall County at the 8.71mm is to allow construction of a new Martins Creek Bridge about halfway between the KY 905/Commerce Street and KY 1824/Murray Highway. Passenger vehicles may self-detour via KY 905 and KY 1824/Murray Highway. Trucks should seek an appropriate state route. The target completion date is Nov 24, 2023.
KY 1943 Extended Closure in Lyon County
An extended closure of KY 1943 in northern Lyon County at the 2mm is for construction of a new bridge over Crab Creek. This closure is about 1/2 mile west of KY 373 and 2 miles east of KY 295. No marked detour. Target completion date is Nov 17, 2023.
Highway Closures Due to Damage from Flash Flooding
KYTC personnel continue efforts to reopen highways damaged by record flash flooding on July 19. For a complete list of continuing closures go to www.Facebook.com/kytcdistrict1 and look under the header UPDATE on Highway Closures Due to Damage from Flash Flooding on July 19. The list on this timeline will be updated regularly.
Dorena-Hickman Ferry is Open
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is open after being closed since July 27 due to low water on the Mississippi River. Recent rainfall has raised river levels to allow the ferry to resume service.
Be Alert for Mowing Crews
We have mowing crews on the road across the 12 counties of KYTC District 1. Please use caution as mowing equipment and support vehicles have to cross travel lanes from time to time. Watch for signage and give mowing zones the same respect you do other work zones.
KY 994/Old Mayfield Rd Reopened in Paducah (UPDATED)
KY 994/Old Mayfield Road is open between Division Street and U.S. 60/Irvin Cobb Drive/South 21st Street in Paducah. Please be alert for intermittent lane restrictions for landscaping and other finish work for about the next week as weather allows.
KY 1286/N. Friendship Road Extended Closure in McCracken County
A section of KY 1286/North Friendship Road in the Lone Oak area is closed until late fall. Local access is maintained for businesses and homes. However, due to excavations, no through-traffic will be allowed. Motorists may use the Connector Road between U.S. 45 and U.S. 62 at I-24 Exit 7 as a self-detour. This section of KY 1286/North Friendship Rd between U.S. 45 and U.S. 62 will remain closed until late fall. KYTC engineers have adjusted the timing at traffic signals along detour routes to accommodate the extra traffic load.
KY 129/East State Line Road in the City of Fulton (UPDATED)
KY 129/East State Line Road remains closed at mile point 0.65 in Fulton due to structural issues with a bridge over a tributary to Harris Fork Creek. This closure is along KY 129/East State Line Road immediately east of the Cleveland Avenue intersection. KYTC District 1 engineers are developed a repair plan an reopened the bridge for a few days with a 3-ton load limit. However, numerous trucks continued to cross the bridge, so it had to be closed again. Updates as they become available.
KY 129 in Southern Graves County
Be alert for a work zone along KY 129 from the KY 94 intersection at mile point 8.735, extending northward through the KY 2422 intersection to KY 339 at mile point 15.4, a distance of 6.67 miles. Due to narrow pavement, this work zone has an 8 ft. load width restriction. Motorists should be alert for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers at various locations. Nov 15 is the target completion date.
U.S. 641 in Southern Calloway County
Construction of the New U.S. 641 from the Clarks River Bridge at the south edge of Murray to the KY-TN State Line at Hazel continues. Construction on this 6 mile new terrain section of 4-lane will have minimal impact on existing U.S. 641. The main impact is on side roads that run through the construction corridor. Motorists are reminded to avoid driving around or moving construction barricades. Target completion date is early fall of 2023.
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 www.Facebook.com/kytcdistrict1 or follow us on Twitter @kytcdistrict1.
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