Report for Week of Feb 18-24

PADUCAH, KY (Feb. 16, 2024) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet anticipates ongoing work zone construction and long-term maintenance activities at the following locations will impact traffic during the week of Feb 18-24. More detailed information on these work zones with maps can be found on our Facebook page listed below.

I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at 29mm (UPDATE)Due to some equipment issues, a work zone traffic shift for eastbound traffic on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at the 29mm had to be delayed. The traffic shift is now scheduled to start on Wednesday, Feb. 21.  Watch for rolling roadblocks.  Delays are likely.  The traffic shift is expected to take two days to complete.  Starting sometime Thursday or Friday, there will be two 11 Ft. lanes for eastbound travel.  Westbound traffic will continue to be restricted to one lane.  There is an 8 ft.-6 in. max load width and 13.5 ft. max height restriction, a 55 MPH speed limit, enhanced enforcement, double fines, and a concrete barrier wall.  There is interactive monitoring to alert motorists to traffic backups – Watch message boards on approach.  Local commuters should consider a self-detour via U.S. 62 and KY 453. Be alert for frequent updates on the traffic configuration through March.  Target for completion of this bridge rehab project is Dec 1, 2024.

I-69 Northbound at 70mm in Lyon CountyA brush clearing is working along I-69 Northbound in Lyon County.  While much of the work is along the right-of-way without lane restrictions, this daytime work zone will extend about 1/2 mile and continue moving northward as work progresses.  Once the crew reaches the Lyon-Caldwell County Line at the 76.3mm they will then move to the southbound lanes and work back to the I-69/I-24 Exit 68 Interchange.

I-69 Work Zone from 41 to 51mm in Marshall County (NEW)KYTC personnel aided by the Calloway County Jail Work Release Crew are picking up litter along I-69 in northern Marshall County.  Please be alert for the crews and support vehicles working along right-of-way and in the median during daylight hours. Crews are working between U.S. 641-Spur Benton Exit 41 and the I-69 Exit 51-A Flyover Ramp near Calvert City on Monday and possibly Tuesday.

KY 239 Closed near Hickman-Fulton County Line (NEW)KY 239 is closed between the 0 and 1mm immediately north of the Hickman-Fulton County Line between Clinton and Cayce where the pavement deteriorated following the recent round of freezing and thawing.  Due to the severity of the pavement damage, repairs could take several weeks to complete. There is a marked detour via U.S. 51 and KY 94.  We’ve had several reports of people moving barricades and driving through the damaged area.  As a reminder, you can be cited for moving Road Closed barricades and for traveling on closed roadways.  Doing so may also invalidate your auto insurance.

KY 121 Work Zone Restriction near the Graves-Carlisle County LineKY 121 is restricted to one lane in Graves County near the 20-mile marker to allow a 250-foot section of waffled pavement to be replaced with a 10-inch layer of concrete.  Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with an automated signal in this work zone.  The target completion date is March 8, 2024.

KY 1820 Closed East of Melber in Graves County on Mon & Tue (NEW)KY 1820/County Line Road will be closed east of Melber in Graves County on Monday and Tuesday, February 19 & 20 at the 5mm to allow deck patching on the Mayfield Creek Branch Bridge. This is along KY 1820 immediately east of Melber between KY 339 and Edith Wheeler Lane. The roadway will close at 7 a.m., Monday, then remain closed Monday night and Tuesday to allow concrete to cure.  Reminder:   Mayfield Creek Branch Bridge has a 3 ton load limit, which generally limits the bridge to vehicles no heavier than a standard SUV or pickup truck.

KY 123 Utility Work Zone in Clinton (NEW)Watch for a work zone along KY 123/East Clay Street in Clinton starting Monday, Feb. 19.  A contractor for the City will initially be working in the 400 Block of East Clay Street near the Barklay Street intersection to prepare for installation of a new water main.  Motorists should be alert for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. This work zone will be active during daylight hours anytime weather allows for the next several months.

KY 1728/Farmers Gin Rd Closed in Hickman CountyKY 1728/Farmers Gin Road is closed at the north edge of Clinton at mile point 0.75 between U.S. 51 and Short Street where water has created a hole in the roadway at a culvert that carries a tributary of Cane Creek.  This is along KY 1728/Farmers Gin Road near the northernmost connection to U.S. 51.  There is no marked detour.  KYTC engineers are evaluating the 4 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep hole with plans to replace or repair the culvert as weather allows.

U.S. 45 Traffic Signal Activations in Mayfield (NEW)Four additional traffic signals in downtown Mayfield are in red flashing mode.  The intersections are along KY 80/Broadway, KY 58/Broadway, and KY 121/South 6th Street near the court square in the downtown area.  The intersections will continue to function as All-Way Stops until the signals are fully activated around March 12.  Three other signals in this are are now in full green-yellow-red operation.

KY 58 Extended Closure in Hickman CountyThe KY 58 is closed at the 4.9mm in Hickman County to allow repairs to the Obion Creek Bridge. This closure is about halfway between Clinton and Columbus.  Repairs to the pony truss bridge are expected to take about 2 more weeks to complete. There is no marked detour.  Passenger vehicles may self-detour via KY 1300, KY 123 and KY 1826.  Trucks should seek an alternate route based on weight classification.  Target completion date is Feb 27.

Total Solar Eclipse Crosses 8 KY Counties April 8Is the 2024 Solar Eclipse on your bucket list? Make your plan now! The total eclipse will clip parts of Fulton, Hickman and Carlisle counties before rolling across Ballard, McCracken, Livingston, Crittenden, Union and Henderson counties along the Ohio River on April 8. It will also clip small portions of Graves, Webster and Daviess counties.  Be prepared for lots of visitors and heavy traffic across Kentucky.   Go to our Facebook page, or learn more about the path of totality in Kentucky here:…/2024%20Solar%20Eclipse…  

KY 3061 Closed at 3.6mm in Hickman County (Ongoing)KY 3061 is Closed at 3.6mm in Hickman County due to damage at the Brush Creek Branch Culvert between Whitlock Road and Brush Creek Road.  This is just over a mile north of the KY 58 intersection. New culvert pipes have been ordered.  Work is expected to start when they are delivered to the site.  Closure duration is unknown at this time. There is no marked detour.

Purchase Parkway Work Zone from 0 to 21mm (Ongoing)
The Purchase Pkwy/U.S. 51 Fulton Exit 1 interchange is open with traffic running on base asphalt.  Additional work is planned at Exit 1 and Exit 2 when work ramps back up in March.  Lane restrictions remain up along the parkway at a half-dozen locations.  There is a 55 mph speed limit and 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. 641-Business/North 4th Street Closure in Murray (UPDATED)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, the target completion is extended to April 1, 2024.

KY 408 Extended Closure East of Benton in Marshall County (Ongoing)
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 August 15, 2025.

KY 780 in Hickman County Closed at Bayou de Chien BridgeKY 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 leg 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 Street at the edge of Clinton.

KY 945 Closed at Gilbert Creek Culvert in Graves CountyKY 945 remains closed at the 1.14mm in Graves County at the Gilbert Creek Culvert due to erosion damage from flash flooding in July.  KYTC engineers are working on plans to replace the damaged concrete culvert with a new bridge.  There is no start date at this time.

U.S. 60/U.S. 62 Mississippi River Bridge Between IL & MO CLOSED
The U.S. 60/U.S. 62 Mississippi River Bridge that connects Illinois and Missouri near Cairo is closed until Oct. 2024, for a maintenance and repair project.  For vehicles crossing the U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge from Kentucky into Illinois traveling into Missouri, this creates about a 4 mile (5 min.) detour via U.S. 51 through Cairo to take I-57 South to cross the I-57 Mississippi River Bridge into Missouri.  There is a marked detour.  You can get IDOT info at