PADUCAH, KY (May 17, 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 May 19-25.  Weather issues in recent weeks have caused some projects to be extended.

More detailed information on these work zones (including maps) can be found on our Facebook page listed below. 

I-24 Paving & Rehab 29 to 33mm in Livingston County
Milling and paving along this 4.12 mile roadway rehabilitation project has moved to overnight hours reduce traffic congestion.  This work zone will be active from 6 p.m., to 6 a.m., each night.  The work zone runs from the 29.54mm at the Tennessee River Bridge, extending eastward to the 33.6mm near the Cumberland River Bridge. It connects with a work zone on the I-24 TN River Bridge.  Work is phased to allow all lanes to open on base asphalt for Memorial Day and July 4th travel. There is a 55 mph speed limit, enhanced enforcement, and interactive signage. Due to traffic backups, consider a self-detour via U.S. 62 between Exit 40 and Exit 27.  Watch for work zone updates.  Target completion date is August 1, 2024.

I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at 29mm
This work zone includes restrictions for 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.  Local commuters should consider a self-detour via U.S. 62 between Exit 27 and Exit 40 during peak travel. Some occasional lane restrictions will be required at night and on weekends as construction progresses.  Target for completion is Dec 1, 2024.

I-24 Eastbound at 58mm in Trigg County
Watch for a work zone on I-24 eastbound at the 58 mile marker in Trigg County to allow removal of temporary gravel ramps in the median.  All eastbound traffic will move to the right-hand or driving lane. This work zone will be taken down over the weekends and holidays.  KYTC personnel will mill up gravel at a former recycling site and haul it to the site of a new salt storage dome near Exit 25.  Work will take about three weeks.  Watch for an eastbound work zone at this site soon.

Mowing Season is Here
Please slow down and use extra caution anytime you enter a mowing zone where tractors and equipment may have to cross travel lanes from time to time as operators go about their work. Contract mowing crews are working along highways across many of our counties as weather allows. As a reminder, political signs and other advertising are not allowed on state highway right-of-way and should be removed. Illegal signs create a hazard to mowing crews and travelers. Illegal signs may be removed from the right-of-way without notice to the owner. 

U.S. 45/KY 80 Intersection Southwest of Mayfield on Tuesday
Be alert for about a half-dozen 15 to 20-min. delays around the U.S. 45/KY 80 intersection during the day on Tuesday to allow the contractor to install new sign truss structures. This work will also impact Interstate 69 ramp traffic at the Mayfield Exit 21 interchange.  The work zone will be active from 8 a.m., and 5 p.m., CDT, on Tuesday.  This intersection is at U.S. 45 mile point 14.776 and KY 80 mile point 9.718 at the southwest edge of Mayfield.

I-69/KY 121 Mayfield Exit 24 Lighting Work
A contractor is restoring roadway lighting at the Interstate 69/KY 121 Mayfield Exit 24 interchange in Graves County.  While no lane restrictions are anticipated, motorists should be alert for equipment and electrical crews working around the interchange during daylight hours. Caution is required.  Some night work may be required as the project nears completion.

I-24 Work Zone Westbound in Lyon County
A westbound work zone lane restriction is up on I-24 from the 50.5 to 47.5mm in Lyon County for concrete pavement repairs.  The work is expected to take about three or more weeks.  Watch for updates.

U.S. 45/Lone Oak Rd Traffic Signal at KY 1286/Friendship Rd
A new traffic signal is now in service along U.S. 45/Lone Oak Road at the 7.1mm in McCracken County at the new intersection with KY 1286/North Friendship Road and Lakeview Drive. Motorists should be alert for changes in traffic flow the new signal will create at the intersection.

Purchase Parkway at KY/TN State Line
Watch for work zone lane restrictions along the Purchase Parkway from 0.0mm at the KY-TN State Line extending to 1.8mm for shoulder repairs and bridge work.  This work zone includes a barrier wall and a 13 ft. max load width restriction.

Purchase Parkway/KY 307 Fulton Exit 2 Extended Ramp Closures
All ramps at the Purchase Parkway/KY 307 Fulton Exit 2 are closed for reconstruction. During this work, Purchase Parkway access to or from KY 307 at Exit 2 will be blocked. Due to weather delays, the target reopening date has been extended to May 31, 2024.

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. 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.

KY 783/Crossland Rd Extended Closure in Calloway County
An extended closure of KY 783/Crossland Road in Calloway County at the 4.19mm to allow the West Fork Clarks River Bridge to be replaced starts May 15. This closure is about 1/2 mile south of the Wiswell community.  KY 783/Crossland Road will close promptly at 10 a.m., CDT, on Wednesday.  The target completion date is October 1, 2024.

KY 1891/Lock E Rd Paving in Trigg County
Milling and paving runs the length of KY 1891/Lock E Road 0.0 mm near the Calhoun Hill Boat Ramp, extending north to KY 164/Linton Road at the 3.31mm.  Milling will start on Monday, with paving to follow on Wednesday.  Appropriate caution is required. The target completion date is May 31, 2024.

KY 564 is Open in Farmington/Graves County
KY 564/Hawkshaw Street has reopened at mile point 5.557 immediately south of KY 121, next to the Farmington Dollar General Store with traffic running on gravel.  A paving crew is expected to be at the site on Tuesday to finish out the intersection upgrades. Please continue to use caution while the paving crew is on site.

KY 2603/Vanzora Rd at Soldier Creek Bridge in Marshall County
A new bridge is being constructed over Soldier Creek Bridge along KY 2603/Vanzora Road at 1.17mm in Marshall County. The roadway is closed. The target completion date is October 1, 2024.

KY 1485/Bellville Rd Closed in Southern Graves County
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
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 for the installation of a new water main.  Some closures will be required for concrete pours where the roadway has been excavated.  The contractor is working with individual residents to maintain home access.

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. 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. Signs and barricades are posted.

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.

U.S. 641-Business/North 4th Street 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 utility work required as part of the project, the target completion is extended to June 15, 2024.

KY 408 Extended Closure East of Benton in Marshall County
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.

Please be alert and use extra caution anytime you encounter a work zone.  Slow down and put down your cell phone.  Watch for flaggers and pay attention to the directions they provide to guide you safely on your way.  All work is scheduled on a weather-permitting basis.