Night work planned over several weeks

PADUCAH, Ky. (April 16, 2024) – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans a series of work zones to install high-friction pavement coating at various locations in McCracken County starting Wednesday night, April 17, 2024.

This Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) will initially start with night work along KY 1954/John Puryear Drive at the KY 2187/Husbands Rd intersection near the FiveStar Convenience Store. This is immediately north of the Interstate 24 Paducah Exit 11 interchange.

The contractor plans additional night work in coming weeks at the following locations:

KY 1954/John Puryear Dr near the 6mm at the KY 450/Oaks Road intersection

U.S. 45/Lone Oak Road at 7.8mm near the I-24 Paducah Exit 7 Interchange

U.S. 60/Hinkleville Road at 9.5mm near the KY 998/Olivet Church Road intersection

U.S. 60/Hinkleville Road at 11.6mm near the Allen Lane/County Park Rd intersection

U.S. 62/Hinkleville Road at 9.2mm near the New Holt Road intersection

The work is being scheduled at night to reduce traffic disruptions. Motorists should be alert for work zone restrictions from 7 p.m., CDT, to 6 a.m., each night. There will be an enhanced police presence.

The contractor plans to change locations every day or two. The work schedule will be weather dependent. Watch for updates with more specific location information as the project progresses.

The contractor is adding high-friction pavement coating in areas where crash data indicates an elevated number of wet-weather crashes. The contractor will place a coating of epoxy on the pavement surface, then spread a layer of granite chips to provide additional traction. The coating is designed to enhance safety.

Truesdell Corporation is the prime contractor on this $577,577 project that will add high-friction coating to a total of 1.71 miles of pavement in McCracken County over the next few weeks. Similar work is planned in other counties around the region this summer.