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WESTERN KENTUCKY (KFVS) -

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is putting the finishing touches on extensive rehabilitation work along Interstate 24 in Livingston and Lyon counties. 

Work on the section of I-24 from the 31 to 38 mile marker is nearing completion.

The contractor plans to remove the work zone from that section of I-24 on Saturday morning, weather permitting. 

The work zone will then go back up along I-24 in Lyon County between about the 38 and 45 mile marker.

Drivers should use extra caution as traffic control crews go about their work moving barrels, cones, and other traffic control equipment through the day on Saturday. Crews will be working in close proximity to traffic flow throughout this work zone transition.

While all lanes will be open for a short time, the 55 mile per hour work zone speed limit will continue in place for the safety of work and the driving public. 

Drivers should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the new work zone entry points.

After the transition is complete on Saturday, the newly constituted work zone will run from about the 38 mile marker at the P&L Railroad Overpass just east of the I-24 Weigh Station to about the 45 mile marker at the KY 293 Interchange.

This new work zone section includes the I-24 Eddyville-Kuttawa Exit 40 Interchange and the Interstate 69/Former Western Kentucky Parkway Exit 43 Interchange. 

Drivers entering Interstate 24 from ramps at these interchanges, as well as the KY 293 Interchange, should be alert for one lane traffic and limited transition areas at the merge point.

Work zones continue to be up along I-24 in McCracken County from the 3 to 10 mile marker and in Christian County from the 85 to 93 mile marker. 

The work zone in Christian County includes a 15 ft. maximum load width due to bridge work near 86 mile marker. 

Traffic also remains restricted at the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line due to excavations and paving in that area. 

The westbound Kentucky Welcome Center at the 93 mile marker remains closed due to this ongoing rehab work.

Caution is required in these work zones.  Drivers should be alert for equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow in each of these work zones.

All of these work zones along I-24 through Kentucky include a strictly enforced 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced police presence and double fines for citations.

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