Brush clearing crew to work northbound from 70mm

PADUCAH, Ky. (January 30, 2024)  A brush clearing crew plans to resume work along a section of Interstate 69 in Lyon County starting Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

While much of the work can be completed along the right-of-way without lane restrictions, motorists should be alert for equipment and personnel along I-69 starting near the 70 mile marker to work northward along the northbound lanes over the next several weeks.

This northbound work zone will be active during daylight hours anytime weather allows as the crew uses an excavator mounted brush cutter to clear the right-of-way.  This daytime work zone will generally extend about 1/2 mile and continue moving northward as work progresses.

The crew plans to work northward to the U.S. 62 Princeton-Eddyville Exit 71 Interchange, then clear brush around the interchange before continuing northward to the Lyon-Caldwell County Line at mile point 76.3.  The crew will then move to the southbound lanes and work back to the I-69/I-24 Exit 68 Interchange.

This is part of an ongoing effort to clear brush along right-of-way, at bridge ends, and around signage along both I-69 and I-24.

Where possible, the crew will work along right of way and the shoulder area to help reduce the need for lane restrictions.

Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.