Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Traffic Impact Report for Week of May 2-8

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Traffic Impact Report for Week of May 2-8

District 1 includes Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle, Ballard, McCracken, Graves, Calloway, Marshall, Livingston, Crittenden, Lyon & Trigg counties

PADUCAH, KY (April 30, 2020) -- KYTC District 1 anticipates ongoing construction activities at the following locations will impact traffic the week of May 2-8, 2021.  Additional projects may be added through the week with individual traffic advisory notices.  More detailed information on these individual work zones, including location maps, may be found via the KYTC District 1 Facebook page link below.

I-24 Westbound from Kentucky into Illinois
A contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has a work zone along Interstate 24 in Illinois from the Johnson-Massac County Line at the 24mm to the I-24 Ohio River Bridge at the 39mm.  For westbound traffic from Kentucky into Illinois, this work zone starts on the Kentucky side of the bridge with a merge point near the 1mm in Kentucky. Westbound motorists traveling from Kentucky into Illinois should be prepared to encounter slowing and merging traffic as they approach this work zone.  Eastbound and westbound traffic lis reduced to one lane at various locations with a max width of 14’-3”.  The target completion date is November 15, 2022

I-24 Eastbound at 27.5mm in Marshall County
An eastbound I-24 work zone at the 27.5mm to allow joint and maintenance work on the Cypress Creek Bridge has been delayed due to weather that held up the contractor on another project.  The contractor tentatively plans to start work along I-24 between the U.S. 62 Calvert City Exit 27 Interchange and the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge on May 10, 2021.  Work on the eastbound Cypress Creek Bridge is expected to take about 2 weeks to complete, weather permitting. This is a group project that includes joint and maintenance work on several other bridges along this section of I-24 during this construction season.

U.S. 641 at Murray in Calloway County
U.S. 641 has an ongoing work zone at the south edge of Murray between U.S. 641-Business/Glendale Rd and the Clarks River Bridge, a distance of 1.13 miles.  Weather permitting, the contractor plans to pave the final driving surface over about 5 days starting Wednesday, May 5.   Once paving is completed, there will continue to be landscaping work and other finish activities along the work zone.   Target completion date is July 1, 2021.

U.S. 641 in Southern Calloway County
Construction has ramped up on the New U.S. 641 from the Clarks River Bridge at the south edge of Murray to the KY-TN State Line at Hazel.  Initial construction on this 5.6 mile section of new 4-lane will have no impact on existing U.S. 641 traffic during the 2021 construction season and minimal impact on side roads.  Initial work includes culvert and bridge construction activities. The $37.6 million project has a target completion date in the summer of 2023.

U.S. 60 in Livingston County
U.S. 60 has an active work zone near the 12mm at the north edge of Smithland for construction of the New Cumberland River Bridge.  Flaggers may be present to assist trucks as they enter and exit the worksite delivering materials and equipment. There is a 25 mph speed limit for westbound traffic and a 35 mph speed limit for eastbound traffic. The target completion date for the new $63.6 million bridge is Spring of 2023.

U.S. 641 at Benton in Marshall County
U.S. 641 has a work zone through downtown Benton from mile point 7.98 near the 'town Creek Bridge extending northward to mile pint 8.824 at the KY 348/5th Street intersection.  It includes one-way sections of U.S. 641 along Main Street and Poplar Street through downtown Benton.  Due to the need for additional base work near the northern end of the project area, the target completion date is extended to Fall of 2021.

U.S. 60 in Western McCracken County
U.S. 60 has work zone lane restrictions for the construction of R-Cuts at the KY 726/Kelley Road intersection and the KY 996/Metropolis Lake Road intersection.   An R-cut restrictions left turns, with motorists turning right, then using a median lane with a modified U-turn.  Target completion date is Sept 30, 2021.  For more on how an R-Cut works please go to or to .

U.S. 62 in Western McCracken County
U.S. 62 has an active work zone with a 35 mph speed limit between KY 998/Olivet Church Rd and the traffic signal at McCracken Boulevard.  The 4-lane section of U.S. 62/Blandville Road is being extended westward about 1 mile.  This $7.7 million project includes new bridges across Massac Creek.  Motorists should be alert for flaggers and traffic shifts.  This work zone has an enhanced enforcement presence.  Target completion date is December 1, 2022.

U.S. 62 in Western McCracken County
Motorists may encounter one-lane traffic from time to time along a 4.5 mile section of U.S. 62/Blandville Road between the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal and the KY 286 Y intersection. Initial work includes widening culverts and improving shoulders.  Reconstruction of the U.S. 62/KY 286 “Y” intersection is expected to start mid-summer. Target completion date for this $2.4 project is October 15, 2021.

U.S. 641/KY 402 Intersection in Southern Marshall County
The U.S. 641/KY 402 intersection near Hardin has work zone lane restrictions for construction of an R-Cut.   There is a 45 mph speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence.  For more on how an R-Cut works please go to or to .  Target completion date is Aug 15, 2021.

Fulton County
KY 925 South of Hickman will have daytime closures the week of, May 3-7, 2021, from approximately 7 a.m., CDT, to about 3:00 p.m., to allow slide repairs at several locations along the right-of-way between the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line at mile marker 0.0, extending northward to the 2 mile marker.  The positioning of equipment necessary to facilitate the work will require the roadway to be closed to all traffic at the worksite.  The closure point will move from time to time as work progresses. There will be no marked detour.  KY 925 connects with Mt. Emmanuel Church Road in Tennessee.

Trigg County
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. The contractor expects the arrival of additional permanent signage in the next few weeks that will allow completion of the project by about July 4, 2021.

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 and at

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