Milling to resume tonight with paving to follow Thursday night

PADUCAH, Ky. (May 28, 2024) – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has re-established lane restrictions along Interstate 24 in a work zone between the 29 and 33 mile marker in Livingston County

Work zone lane restrictions were removed for Memorial Day holiday travel.  The lane restrictions resumed today.

This work zone for both eastbound and westbound traffic along I-24 between the 29 and 33 mile marker is for pavement rehabilitation.  Milling and paving along this work zone is planned mainly between 6 p.m., and 6 a.m., CDT, daily.

The project includes milling, base repairs, asphalt paving, and guardrail upgrades.  This work zone includes a 55 mile-per-hour speed limit, enhanced enforcement presence, and interactive signage to alert approaching motorists to traffic backups.  Interactive message boards for the work zone operate in connection with the Tennessee River Bridge work zone to provide real-time alerts for back-ups or stopped traffic.

Motorists should be alert for trucks hauling materials into and out of the work zone.  Please be alert for flaggers assisting trucks entering and leaving the worksite.

To avoid traffic delays. local commuters 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.

Base repair work and other construction activities may require some occasional overnight closures to be announced as the project progresses through the summer.  KYTC District 1 and the contractor will attempt to provide timely updates when there are substantial changes to traffic configuration.

The contractor plans to take another break to allow all lanes to be open during the July 4th Holiday driving period.

Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $6,653,701 highway rehabilitation project.  The target completion date is August 1, 2024.