Local commuters advised to self-detour via U.S. 62

PADUCAH, Ky. (May 2, 2024) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises local commuters to use an alternative route to avoid delays on I-24 due to milling and paving along Interstate 24 in Livingston County. Motorists may self-detour via U.S. 62 between Exit 40 and Exit 27.

An active milling and paving operation is underway along I-24 eastbound and westbound between the 29 and 33 mile marker as part of a maintenance project to renew the roadway.  Heavy traffic through the work zone has resulted in backups of up to 5 miles. Peak delays have been observed 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

To avoid traffic delays in the I-24 work zone, motorists should consider a self-detour along U.S. 62 between I-24 Eddyville-Kuttawa Exit 40 and I-24 Calvert City Exit 27 until the milling and paving operation is completed around August 1.

Motorists who travel U.S. 62 between Exit 40 and Exit 27 should be aware of heavier than usual traffic following the alternate route.

NOTE:  The map shows the traffic delay on I-24 at 12 p.m., CDT, on Thursday, May 2, 2024, as displayed at goky.ky.gov.