PADUCAH, KY (July 12, 2024) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet anticipates ongoing work zone construction and long-term maintenance activities at the following locations will impact traffic in District 1 counties during the week of July 14-20.

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

I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at 29mm (UPDATED)
This work zone has one-lane traffic for both eastbound and westbound travel. 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.  Watch for frequent updates on work zone configuration. We continue to ask local commuters to take an alternate route via U.S. 62 between Exit 27 and Exit 40.  Due to heavy traffic and delays on this alternate route, KYTC engineers advise motorists traveling between Paducah and Nashville to self-detour via U.S. 68 and I-69 between I-24 Exit 25 and Cadiz Exit 65 during peak travel periods.  Target for project completion is Dec 1, 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.  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 Dec 15, 2024.

U.S. 60 at 8.4mm in Marion/Crittenden County
Be prepared for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours near the Crittenden County School Complex and hospital for construction of a turn lane. Watch for notice of several closures along U.S. 60 between 6mm and 8.5mm in the next few weeks.  Target completion date is Aug 10.

U.S. 62 in Western McCracken County
A work zone for paving runs 4.6 miles along U.S. 62 from the 3.2mm at the KY 286 intersection at Milan Station, extending eastward to the 7.8mm at the McCracken Boulevard/Massac Church Rd intersection.  Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours for about the next week. 

KY 945 is Open at Gilbert Creek in Graves County (UPDATE)
The new KY 945 Gilbert Creek Bridge is open at the 1.14mm in Graves County between Gilbert Road and KY 440.  Enjoy your new bridge.

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 Oct 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 Oct 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 2mm – 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 are determining if the bridge can be repaired or should be replaced.

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 inspectors identified structural issues on the bridge. The bridge is closed until further notice. This is along KY 295 at Crittenden County 0.0mm at the Crittenden-Lyon County Line. Signs and barricades are posted.  Engineers anticipate ongoing environmental and design work will progress to allow plans for a new bridge to be ready for bidding in late summer or early fall with construction to follow.  Watch for updates.

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 weather delays, and utility work required as part of the project, the target completion is extended to Aug 1, 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 Aug 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 lower end 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 St) at the south edge of Clinton.

U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge Public Meeting July 11
Thanks to everyone who attended our public meeting on the U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday.  If you were unable to attend, displays and videos shared during the meeting are available on the project website at www.US51bridge.com after the meeting.  There is a survey to allow you to provide feedback on the project.

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.