PADUCAH, KY (News First) — 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 April 14-20.  More detailed information on these work zones with maps can be found on our Facebook page listed below.

National Work Zone Safety Week is Here
National Work Zone Awareness Week begins on Monday, April 15, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is joining state transportation agencies nationwide to promote safe driver and worker practices to save lives and prevent injuries. Kentucky’s annual Vested in Work Zone Safety Campaign reinforces the message that safe drivers plus safe workers equal safe work zones.  Let’s all back off the gas and put down the cell phone anytime we approach a work zone.

I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at 29mm
This work zone includes a traffic shift with two-11 ft. travel lanes for both eastbound and westbound traffic on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at the 29mm. There is an 8 ft.-6 in. max load width and 13 ft- 6 in. max height restriction, a 55 MPH speed limit, enhanced enforcement, double fines, and a concrete barrier wall.  During peak travel, local commuters should consider a self-detour via U.S. 62 and KY 453 between Exit 27 and Exit 31. Some occasional lane restrictions will be required at night and on weekends as the construction season progresses.  Target for completion of this bridge rehab project is Dec 1, 2024.

I-24 Work Zones in Lyon & Trigg Counties
Work zone lane restrictions are up for eastbound traffic on I-24 from the 67 to 64mm in Trigg County and from the 52 to 49mm in Lyon County for concrete pavement repairs.  All traffic will initially move to the left-hand or passing lane.  Once work is completed on the eastbound lanes, the contractor will move to the westbound lanes.

Purchase Parkway/KY 307 Fulton Exit 2 Extended Ramp Closures
All ramps at the Purchase Parkway/KY 307 Fulton Exit 2 are closed for about 6 weeks for reconstruction. There is no Purchase Parkway access to or from KY 307 at Exit 2 during this work.  This work zone will remain up during the April 8 Eclipse.  The ramps have a target reopening date of April 26, 2024. 

KY 58 Work Zone near U.S. 641-Spur at Benton (NEW)
April 15-17, watch for a daytime work zone along KY 58 immediately east of the U.S. 641-Spur intersection for repair of a large pothole along the eastbound lane of KY 58 at mile point 8.26 at the entrance road to Tractor Supply and FiveStar Convenience Store. Due to limited work space and the proximity to the intersection, both left-hand and right-hand turns from U.S. 641-Spur into KY 58 East will be prohibited. Motorists traveling north and south on the U.S. 641-Spur traveling into Benton should seek an alternate route.

High-Friction Coating Installation in McCracken County (NEW)
Installation of high-friction pavement coating is planned at various locations in McCracken County starting April 18. The initial work zone is along KY 1954/John Puryear Drive at the KY 2187/Husbands Rd intersection near the FiveStar Convenience Store.  This is immediately north of the I-24 Paducah Exit 11 interchange. Watch our Facebook page for work at additional locations in coming weeks. 

U.S. 641 Work Zone in Downtown Benton Tuesday Morning (NEW)
Be alert for a temporary ALL-WAY STOP along the one-way sections of U.S. 641 in Downtown Benton at the Court Square on Tuesday, April 16, to facilitate traffic signal changes for the installation of right-turn flashing arrows for eastbound vehicles on West 11th Street and westbound vehicles on KY 408/East 12th Street.  KYTC personnel are adding a flashing yellow arrow to remind motorists making a right turn to yield to pedestrians.  Please see our detailed Facebook posting on this work zone for more info.

Purchase Parkway Extended Work Zone 0 to 21mm
This work zone runs from the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line at Fulton and the U.S. 45/KY 80-Bypass Mayfield Exit 21 interchange in Mayfield.  The work zone includes a 13 ft maximum load width restriction at mile point 1.3 near Fulton. This lane restriction will remain up during the April 8 Eclipse.  The 13 ft. maximum load width restriction is expected to remain in place until March 29.  On completion late this year, Interstate 69 will be extended along the final 21 miles of the existing parkway. The target completion date for all of the upgrades is December 15, 2024.

I-24 Welcome Center Closed at KY-TN State Line
The Christian County Welcome Center along I-24 Westbound near the 92mm at the KY-TN State Line is temporarily closed for drain line repair.  Porta-potties will be stationed along the rear sidewalks, designated exclusively for large truck parking ONLY; no passenger vehicles are permitted.  Motorists should plan their travel accordingly and use alternative rest stops during this period.I-24

KY 1485/Bellville Rd Closed in Southern Graves County (NEW)
KY 1485/Bellville Road in Graves County is closed at the Terrapin Creek Bridge near the 2 mile marker – about two miles north of the KY-TN State Line.  An inspection team found deterioration of the bridge substructure. The bridge is closed to all traffic until further notice.  There is no marked detour.  KY 1485/Bellville Road connects to Boydsville Road at the state line. Engineers will determine if the bridge can be repaired.

KY 123 Utility Work Zone in Clinton (UPDATE)
Utility work continues along KY 123/East Clay Street in Clinton.  A contractor for the City is working in the 400 Block of East Clay Street near the Barclay Street intersection to prepare for the installation of a new water main.  Work to install new sidewalks is expected to start in a few weeks.  Some closures will be associated with the concrete work.

KY 2569 Closed in Hickman County
KY 2569 in Hickman County is closed due to an erosion issue at the Purchase Parkway Overpass. KY 2569 and Holland Lane serve as a connector between U.S. 45 in Hickman County and KY 307 in Fulton County. The erosion will require the KY 2569 to be closed to all traffic until repairs and planned upgrades are completed.  The target completion date is April 12, 2024.

KY 295 Closed at Lyon-Crittenden County Line
KY 295 is closed at Lyon County mile point 9.419 at the Livingston Creek Bridge between Eddyville and Dycusburg after a detailed inspection identified structural issues on the bridge. The bridge is closed until further notice while engineers determine the extent of needed repairs. This is along KY 295 at Crittenden County, mile point 0.0 between Joe Peek Road in Lyon County and Millie Peek Road in Crittenden County. Signage and barricades are posted miles ahead of the bridge to restrict travel.  Approximately 675 vehicles a day travel this section of KY 295 on average.

KY 135/Carrsville Rd in Livingston County
KY 135/Carrsville Road in Livingston County is closed at mile point 3.31 near the Hampton community to allow the construction of a new bridge over a branch of Bayou Creek about 1/2 mile north of the KY 838/Hampton Road intersection. The target completion date is June 1, 2024.

KY 525/New Hope Rd in Trigg County
KY 525/New Hope Road in southern Trigg County is closed at mile point 4.397 to allow construction of a new bridge over Potts Creek between Prather Road and Jack Humphries Road.  This is just over a mile north of the KY 1253/Hardy Road intersection.  There is no marked detour.  The target completion date is May 31.

KY 2536/Tom Lane Rd Extended Closure in Marshall County (UPDATE)
KY 3526/Tom Lane Road is closed at mile point 0.6 for reconstruction of the West Fork Clarks River Bridge between the Marshall-Graves County Line and Houser Road.  The roadway at this site will remain closed for about 60 days.  There is no marked detour.  Guardrail and paving required to complete the new bridge is expected this week, weather permitting.  Target completion date is April 19.

U.S. 641-Business/North 4th Street Closure in Murray
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 May 15, 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 Bridge
KY 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 County
KY 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.  Demolition of the existing culvert is expected to start soon.

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