PADUCAH, KY () — 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 June 9-15.  

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 (UPDATE)
Watch for an overnight closure in this work zone from 7 p.m., to midnight, Tuesday, June 11, with traffic detoured via U.S. 62 between Exit 27 and Exit 40.  This work zone with lane restrictions will generally be active from 6 p.m., to 6 a.m., each night, 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.   There is a 55 mph speed limit, enhanced enforcement, and interactive signage.  Watch for work zone updates. Target completion date is August 1, 2024.

I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at 29mm
This work zone includes 11-ft lane width restrictions for eastbound and westbound traffic on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at the 29mm. (Please see Tuesday night closure in this area listed above).  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.  Watch for updates.  Target for completion is Dec 1, 2024.

I-24 Eastbound at 58mm in Trigg County
Watch for a work zone on I-24 westbound near the 58 mile marker in Trigg County to allow removal of temporary gravel ramps in the median.  All westbound traffic will move to the right-hand or driving lane. When possible, this work zone will be taken down on weekends and holidays.  KYTC personnel are milling up gravel at a former concrete recycling site and hauling it to the construction site for a new salt storage dome and equipment yard off KY 1523 at I-24 Exit 25.  Work will take about two to 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. A crew will soon be working along Interstate 24.  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. 

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.

U.S. 60 to Close in Crittenden County starting Monday (NEW)
U.S. 60 will close at the 8.5mm near the Crittenden County High and Middle School and Crittenden County Hospital in Marion starting Mon, June 10.  This closure approximately 150 ft. east of the Country Club Dr. intersection is to allow a large cross-drain to be replaced near the hospital entrance. The roadway will close promptly at 6 a.m., Monday, and remain closed for about three days. It is expected to reopen to traffic late in the day on Wed, June 12. Local access will be maintained to the hospital from U.S. 60 on the east side and via Country Club Drive on the west side.  A marked detour has already been established via KY 981/Old Salem Road and KY 91/West Bellville Street. However, this detour may not be appropriate for oversized loads or trucks pulling low-boy trailers.

KY 795/Scale Rd Extended Closure in Marshall Co. Starts Tue, June 11 (NEW)
KY 795/Scale Road will be closed at mile point 4.3 to replace a culvert between Milliken Mill Ln. and Maple Hill Church about a mile south of KY 782/Salyer Creek Road. Closure starts promptly at 7 a.m., Tuesday. KY 795 is expected to remain closed until Wednesday, July 3.  There will be no marked detour. Motorists may self-detour via U.S. 641, U.S. 68, and KY 782.

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Advisory (NEW)
KYTC advises travelers of a potential disruption to the Cave-in-Rock ferry service beginning July 1, in the event a new agreement cannot be reached between the ferry operator and Ohio River Ferry Authority.  The current state-funded, two-year agreement between the privately owned ferry operator and the Ohio River Ferry Authority expires on June 30. The ferry operator notified the Ferry Authority and KYTC that they are rejecting the proposed contract, citing issues with the proposed funding and the terms of the contract.  The Cabinet, in coordination with IDOT, has offered to increase annual reimbursement for the ferry by 13 percent, which is in line with funding increases for other ferries in the two states.  KYTC officials will continue to work with the Ferry Authority to develop an agreement to continue ferry service at Cave-in-Rock. The shortest alternate route between Marion, KY, and Cave-in-Rock, Ill., is via the KY 56 Shawneetown Bridge.

KY 1282 Closed at 6mm in Fulton County (UPDATE)
KY 1282 remains blocked by a tangle of downed trees near the 6mm in the Wilson Hill area west of Brownsville.  A special tree cutting crew expected on site this week.

Night Work Zone for Crack Sealing in Area Counties (UPDATE)
Night work zone for crack sealing along U.S. 68 at Cadiz in Trigg County continues this week around Cadiz from the 16 to 22mm.  Additional night work will be scheduled in coming weeks along I-69 in Lyon County between I-24 and the Lyon-Caldwell County Line, and along sections of I-24 in Lyon County.  Daytime crack sealing work is planned along U.S. 641 in Crittenden County.  Watch for updates.

U.S. 51 Traffic Changes in Bardwell (UPDATE)
Traffic flow changes are completed along U.S. 51 through Bardwell.  The U.S. 51/U.S. 62 intersection is now an ALL-WAY Stop with the addition of stop signs for north-south traffic on U.S. 51.  The traffic signal at the U.S. 51 intersection with Jennings St is in YELLOW flashing or caution mode for north-south U.S. 51 traffic and RED flashing or stop mode for east-west traffic on Jennings Street.  After 90-days KYTC engineers will determine if the signal should be removed.  

KY 783/Crossland Rd Extended Closure in Calloway County
An extended closure of KY 783/Crossland Road in Calloway County at the 4.19mm is to allow the West Fork Clarks River Bridge to be replaced. This closure is about 1/2 mile south of the Wiswell community.  The contractor has established a marked detour for this site via KY 1828/Midway Rd and U.S. 641.  The target completion date is October 1, 2024.

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 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.

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 (UPDATE)
KY 945 remains closed at the 1.14mm in Graves County where KYTC engineers are constructing a new bridge over Gilbert Creek.  Bridge beams have been delivered.  Remaining work is expected to take 30 to 45 days to complete.

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. 

This list includes many of the significant work zone and highway closure locations around the region.  Information on short-term work zones for maintenance activities may not appear on this list.  For the latest traffic updates and postings of more detailed info on these work zones and others, please go to www.Facebook.com/kytcdistrict1 or follow us on Twitter @kytcdistrict1.

District 1 is responsible for 2,852 miles of highway in Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle, Ballard, McCracken, Graves, Calloway, Marshall, Livingston, Crittenden, Lyon & Trigg counties.