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Heartland road projects for 4/25

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Here is a list of some road projects from around the Heartland. Drivers are reminded to always slow down and use caution while driving through work zones.

Missouri

Butler County

According to Poplar Bluff police, the one-way portions of Main Street and Broadway downtown will become two-way streets. This is effective May 4 at 6 a.m.

Route EE will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between County Road 267 and County Road 265. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, April 24 through Thursday, April 26. This work zone will be left up overnight with barricades in place.

Route FF will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform asphalt overlay of the road. This section of road is located between Route 51 and Route CC. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, May 14 through Friday, June 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Cape Girardeau County

Work has been completed by city crews to add separate left-turn lanes on both sides of Deerwood Dr. at its intersection with N. High St. (Highway 61 North) in Jackson as of April 17.  Drivers can now use the new lanes to make left turns at this busy intersection.  This modification, which includes restriping both approaches and installing left turn bays and arrows, will increase the capacity, efficiency, and operation of the intersection. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution as motorists get adjusted to the new configuration.

Route 74 will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 25 and just east of I-55 northbound. Weather permitting, crews will be working from Monday, April 23 through Saturday, June 23 from 6 a.m. to 5 a.m. daily.

Emergency street repairs are being conducted on East Main Street between I-55 and Old Orchard Road in Jackson. Westbound traffic will be reduced to the use of a single lane until further notice. As always, drivers are reminded to slow down and use extreme caution while traveling near or through any work zone. Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to Public Works at 573-243-2300.

Work resumed on westbound Lexington Avenue this week. Detours are back in place. Once work is completed on the westbound side, weather permitting, the closure/detour will switch as work begins on the eastbound side. Anticipated completion in 2018; expect new overlay, patches, and sidewalks from Sherwood Drive to West Cape Rock Drive.

Westbound Lexington Avenue between Cape Rock Drive and Yorktown will be closed again starting Monday, Jan. 22 to continue work, weather permitting. Westbound Lexington from Cape Rock to Yorktown will be closed to through traffic. This detour will remain in place until the contractor completes the sidewalk and curb line of the westbound lane of Lexington, at which time the detour will be changed to accommodate additional work on eastbound lanes. The detour is Cape Rock to Perryville. All motorists must use extreme caution and follow detour and construction signage while in the area. For more information, please contact City of Cape Girardeau Development Services at 573-339-6327. The contractor has until June 15 to complete work and is on schedule.

MoDOT plans to replace bridges on Rte. V and Rte. KK. The Rte. V project involves replacing the bridge over Little Indian Creek, located 1.8 miles south of the intersection of Routes V and 177 east of Fruitland, Mo. The Route KK project involves replacing the bridge over Little Apple Creek, located .8 miles west of the intersection of Routes V and I-55 near Friedheim, Mo. The Rte. V project is expected to be let in February 2018 and the Rte. KK project is expected to be let in May 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Rte. V and Rte. KK will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

Signs are up for an upcoming construction project, but it'll be a couple weeks before the work begins. On April 9  crews set up detour signs at Sloan Bridge near the Casino in Cape Girardeau, but construction won't start until April 25. When the project is finished, it will be wider and have a sidewalk on both sides of the road.  No word on how long it will be before the work is completed.

Madison County

Southbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform concrete repairs. This section of road is located between the Madison County line and Route 72. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County

Route D in New Madrid County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located just west of Route E. Weather permitting, work will performed Monday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Route B in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 258, west of Portageville. This section of roadway is located between Rte 162 and Rte PP. Weather permitting, the bridge will close at 6 a.m. February 26 and will reopen at 5 p.m. May 31.

Route B in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between Route 162 and Route PP. Weather permitting, the bridge will close at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 and will re-open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Perry County

Route A will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This bridge is located between County Road 422 and County Road 424. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Feb. 12 starting at 6 a.m. and re-open on Friday, June 8 at 5 p.m.

Scott County

Route E in Scott County will be CLOSED as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.  This section of roadway to CLOSE will vary on Route E between Route 77 and the end of state maintenance at Commerce. Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, April 26 through Thursday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Route O in Scott County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between County Road 530 and County Road 532. Weather permitting, work will start Monday, April 16 at 6 a.m. and will re-open Friday, July 13 at 5 p.m.

North and southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform median cross-over work. This section of road is located between mile marker 86 and mile marker 88. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, March 12 through Thursday, May 31 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

MoDOT announced work to construct the Scott City interchange will start on Monday, July 17, weather permitting. As construction is underway, the Route PP overpass bridge over Interstate 55 will be closed. The Route PP overpass will be replaced with a wider, three-lane bridge to accommodate turning movements for the new interchange. The project includes constructing a new roadway from Route 61 at Kelso to the overpass bridge. Completion is anticipated in January 2019, weather permitting.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace two bridges located on Routes O and U. The Route O project includes replacing the bridge over a drainage ditch located 2.7 miles north of Route 62 and the Route U project includes replacing the bridge over St. John's Ditch located 1.6 miles east of Route 61. Letting for both is anticipated in January 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Routes O and U will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges. Maps, plans and other information prepared by MoDOT will be available for public inspection and copying at MoDOT's Sikeston District office, 2675 N. Main Street.

Route U in Scott County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between Walnut Street and County Road 425. Weather permitting, work will start Monday, March 12 at 6 a.m. and will re-open Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m.

Stoddard County

Route AC will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between Route 25 and County Road 237. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 16 through Monday, April 30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace three bridges located on Routes PK and N in Stoddard County, Missouri. The Route P project includes replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 34, located 2.5 miles south of Route Y. Letting is anticipated in November 2017. The Route K project includes replacing the bridge over Wolf Creek, located 1 mile west of Route BB. Letting is anticipated in February 2018. The Route N project includes replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 30, located 0.8 miles south of Route Y. Letting is anticipated in February 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Routes P, K and N will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

Route 51/B will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform shoulder widening and asphalt overlay. This section of road is located between on/off ramps at Route 51/60 in Stoddard County to Business 60 in Butler County. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, April 2 through Thursday, May 17 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Illinois

Franklin County

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is announcing an extension to the original closure schedule for the Rend Lake Main Dam roadway. Thursday morning temperatures plummeted into the 30-degree range, causing the asphalt plant to cease operation of material for the day. Representatives of the Corps of Engineers, Lake Contracting and ET Simmons, determined that shutting down work on the repaving project until weather temperatures increased would be necessary to assure the quality of the product used on the job. Due to interruption of schedules for paving and striping Rend Lake Officials are predicting the roadway will re-open no later than the afternoon of April 27, 2018.

Jackson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be a daytime road closure at the railroad bridge over IL 149 west of Murphysboro. Beginning Monday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 26, crews from the Union Pacific Railway will be driving piling for the new bridge during daylight hours only. IL 149 will be open during nighttime hours.There will be no traffic permitted through the work area during the repairs. Motorists should follow the marked detour or seek alternate routes to avoid delays.

Perry County

IDOT is alerting drivers traveling on U.S. 51 north of Tamaroa of an upcoming road closure. Starting on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m., U.S. 51 will be closed between Farmers Market Road (1600 N) and Raven Road (1550 N), weather permitting. The road is expected to be open by 6 a.m. on Monday, April 30. The closure is for the replacement of a drainage structure.

Saline County

Beginning April 2, traffic at the intersections of IL 13 and Old IL 13 (West Poplar) will be closed for construction. Daytime lane reductions will take place over the next three months. 

Union County

Beginning on Wednesday, Aprill 11, at 3 p.m., weather permitting, northbound traffic on I-57 from just south of the Illinois 146 interchange (MP 30) will be shifted to the southbound lanes via cross-over. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for each direction of travel. This traffic configuration will be in place until November 15, 2018, to facilitate construction of a new bridge in the northbound lanes. Motorists should use extreme caution through this work zone and be aware of speed reductions and traffic control devices.

Williamson County

IDOT would like to alert drivers on Illinois 37 of upcoming lane reductions. Starting on Monday, March 19, traffic signals will be installed about 1 mile south of Marion to reduce traffic to one lane in both directions for a box culvert replacement. This is expected to last until September 2018, weather permitting.

Beginning Monday, April 23 at 8 a.m., I-24 EB will be reduced to one lane at SN 100-0060 which carries I-24 EB over I-57 NB in Williamson County.  The I-24 EB lane closure will include the use of a concrete barrier.  During the closure of this lane on I-24 EB, I-57 NB will be reduced to one lane intermittently with the use of daytime lane closures and flaggers.  This closure is necessary to facilitate the repair of the bridge parapet and rail.  The road is expected to be open by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Motorists should use extreme caution through this work and be aware of speed reduction and traffic control devices.   

Kentucky

Crittenden-Caldwell Counties

KYTC started the next phase of work along the new U.S. 641 construction corridor on Monday, April 2. With the completion of base cement stabilization on grade and drain work for the new U.S. 641, the next round of work will begin with placement of base material and base layers of asphalt for a two-lane driving surface. Placement of the base layers along the 6 miles of new highway in the fall is aimed at preventing erosion during the winter months. It will also allow paving of the driving surface and construction of connections to the existing roads to move ahead during the 2017 construction season. Starting on Thursday, drivers should also be alert for trucks hauling gravel and asphalt along existing U.S. 641 as well as along county roads that connect to the new U.S. 641 construction corridor. Initially, much of the truck traffic is expected to access the construction corridor via Crane Cemetery Road. Work on diversions for the construction of connecting points along existing U.S. 641/Marion-Princeton Road at mile point 4.05 in Caldwell County and mile point 5.7 in Crittenden County near the Coleman Road intersection will start as soon as utilities are moved out of the work zone. While the original design included construction of grade and drain for a four-lane highway running from Marion through southern Crittenden County to near Fredonia in Caldwell County, the new road is being completed as a two-lane "Super Two" highway as a cost-saving measure. The target completion date is July 1, 2018.

Among planned improvements, the estimated $1.5 million safety project set for bidding in early 2018 will include the addition of a gravel shoulder. It will include some additional high-traction coating and wedging adjustments, removal of cross drain header walls, extending some of the cross drains and culverts, as well as slope improvements and tree removal at some locations along the right of way. In their study of the Rosebud Hill area, traffic engineers found speeding was an ongoing issue, particularly for vehicles traveling downhill eastbound along U.S. 60. KYTC District 1 has a similar HSIP project planned along U.S. 641 in Calloway County between Murray and the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Work on that project is also expected to start in early 2018. HSIP funding will also be applied to intersections along U.S. 45 in Graves County, McCracken County, as well as intersections in Paducah.  Those projects will be announced separately at a later date.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans rehabilitation and right of way prep work along Interstate 69 in Caldwell County starting the week of April 23 as weather allows. The contractor will initially be working along the right of way with shoulder restrictions for drainage work, guardrail upgrades, and other prep work for paving to start at a later date.  This work zone is along I-69 at Princeton from mile point 79.35 near the KY 2617/Old Fredonia Road Overpass extending through the KY 91 Exit 79 Princeton-Marion Interchange to mile point 82.934 about a mile north of the KY 293 Interchange, a distance of 3.58 miles. This initial work along the right of way will require some shoulder restrictions with minimal impact on traffic flow.   Work will ramp up to prepare for milling and paving expected sometime in June or July. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.  This work zone will have a strictly enforced 55 mile per hour work zone speed limit with enhanced enforcement.

Graves County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway Exit 25 northbound ramp to US 45 at Mayfield starting Friday, April 20. The Purchase Parkway Exit 25 northbound ramp to US 45 at Mayfield will be closed starting Friday morning for upgrades, including removal of old curb and gutter, widening of the ramps and extending the ramp. This northbound Purchase Parkway ramp to US 45 on the north side of Mayfield is expected to remain closed for about 6 to 7 days. During this ramp closure portable message boards placed along the parkway to provide direction with a marked detour via the Purchase Parkway Exit 24 northbound exit ramp to KY 121 at Mayfield.

Scour and erosion mitigation work is planned at the following locations April 23 & 24: KY 58 East at milepoint 9.946 on the Ray Branch Bridge between Simpkins Lane and Andrew Road..

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative has utility crews working on an extended project along KY 303 in southern Graves County starting March 26. Utility crews will be working along KY 303 in Graves County north of the Cuba community for about the next 3 months anytime weather permits. The work will extend along KY 303 from near Cuba in 1-mile sections that will change from time to time.  This week the crew is working along KY 303 from the KY 83/Cuba School Road intersection near the 7-mile marker extending northward to Luther Road at mile point 7.75.  Crews may be working at several locations along this section. Most of the work can be completed along the right of way without lane restrictions.  However, some brief lane restrictions may be required from time to time for movement and positioning of equipment to facilitate the work This WKECC work zone for utility work will continue to move northward in about 1-mile increments along KY 303 over the next 3 months until the project ends near KY 303 mile piont 10.75 at the intersection with KY 339 near Sedalia. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and utility personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Approximately 1200 vehicles travel this section of KY 303 in an average day.

KYTC crews planned to add a 13-foot width restriction for southbound traffic at the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway/US 45 Exit 21 interchange at Mayfield, starting on Friday, July 22. The work zone was from about the Purchase Parkway 17 mile marker to about the 23-mile marker and includes a 13-foot maximum load width restriction for southbound traffic from mile point 21.63 to mile point 21.25. This southbound load with restriction is along the Exit 21 ramp that carries through-traffic from Mayfield to southward along the Purchase Parkway toward Fulton and the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The 13-foot maximum load width restriction is due to the addition of barrier walls to allow work to widen this ramp. The work zone includes a 55-mile-per-hour work zone speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. The ramp has a 45-mile-per-hour work zone speed limit. It has a target completion date of July 1, 2018.

Marshall County

Weather permitting, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to reopen the US 62 Exit 27 Westbound Entry Ramp to Interstate 24 on Wednesday afternoon, April 25. The US 62 Exit 27 Westbound Entry Ramp to I-24 has been closed since December to facilitate construction work in the I-24/Purchase Parkway Exit 25 work zone.  Restoration of the ramp connection from US 62 to Interstate 24 will improve access and connectivity for businesses around the Exit 27 interchange and nearby recreation areas along Kentucky Lake. This is in the I-24/Purchase Parkway Exit 25 work zone that runs along I-24 in Marshall County between the 25 and 27 mile marker and along the Purchase Parkway between the 49 and 52 mile marker at the I-24 Exit 25 Interchange.  Reconstruction of the Exit 25 interchange is aimed at allowing I-69 to be extended southward along the parkway in the future. As a reminder, this work zone includes a 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence and double fines for citations.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift to facilitate ramping up of work along KY 348/5th Street in Benton starting Monday, April 16, 2018. As part of a project to widen KY 348/5th Street to 4 lanes between US 641/Main Street at mile point 8.325 and the Purchase Parkway Exit 43 Benton interchange at mile point 7.6, westbound traffic on KY 348 will be shifted approximately 8 ft. to allow drain pipe installation and other earthwork activities. Once the westbound traffic shift is initiated on Monday, all lanes, including the middle turn lane, will be restricted to a maximum 10 ft. lane width.  Traffic will remain in this configuration for most of the summer construction season this year. Motorists should be aware that utility relocation activities will continue all along the project area.Caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. One lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers may be required at locations along this work zone from time to time to facilitate ongoing work. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $4.4 million highway improvement project.  Due to ongoing utility work along the project area a target completion date has not been established for this project.

McCracken County

With upgrades completed along a section of KY 726/McKendree Church Road in western McCracken County, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close US 62/Blandville Road at the intersection of KY 1322/Harris Road starting after the afternoon commute on April 25. The contractor plans to close the intersection of US 62/Blandville Road and KY 1322/Harris Road with a marked detour established for US 62 traffic along KY 286 and KY 726 from near Milan Station to the KY 726 intersection with US 62.  Establishing the 2-mile detour will allow the contractor to start work on a safety project to realign and improve the US 62/KY 1322 intersection at US 62 milepoint 2.164 and KY 1322 milepoint 0.278.During the work US 62 will be closed from the KY 726 intersection at mile point 1.556 extending eastward to the KY 286 Y at milepoint 3.269.  Work at the US 62/KY 1322 intersection is expected to take about 60 days to complete.  Again, there will be a marked detour for US 62 traffic via KY 286 and KY 762 which parallels this section of US 62.  Motorists who normally travel KY 1322/Harris Road through the US 62/KY 1322 intersection should self-detour via an alternate route.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans asphalt paving along KY 450/Oaks Road in southern McCracken County this week. This project extends from the McCracken-Graves County Line at mile point 0.0 extending northward to Shemwell Lane at milepost 2.986. Weather permitting, the paving should be completed in 3 to 4 working days. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.  Some minor delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a moving work zone lane restriction on the US 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge at Paducah on Wednesday morning, April 25. This moving work zone lane restriction on the US 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge is to allow an annual walk-through inspection of the bridge structure. This lane restriction is expected to be in place from  8-11 a.m. Drivers should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers along a short section of the bridge deck.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. All Kentucky bridges get a detailed inspection every two years with long-span lane and river bridges getting an extra walk-through inspection anually.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to temporarily close a section of KY 726/McKendree Church Road in western McCracken County starting Friday, April 20. This temporary closure of the south end of KY 726/McKendree Chruch Road is to allow it to be prepared for use as a detour during work to upgrade the intersection of US 62/Blandville Road and KY 1322/Harris Road. The southernmost section of KY 726McKendree Church Road will close at approximately 7 a.m., CDT, on Friday, from US 62 at milepoint 0.0 extending northward to KY 286 at milepoint 1.2.   This southern section of KY 726/McKendree Church Road is expected to remain closed through the weekend to allow turn radius improvements and other upgrades. Motorists who normally travel KY 1322/Harris Road through the US 62/KY 1322 intersection should self-detour via an alternate route. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $299,999 Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP).  The target completion date is July 1, 2018. Motorists should use appropriate caution along the detour.

Lyon County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along KY 93 at the entrance to the Eddyville Riverport in Lyon County starting Monday, Dec.11. This work zone at KY 93 mile point 14.475 in Lyon County is to allow construction of turn lanes at Port Authority Road.  This is along KY 93 between US 62 and KY 293 south of Eddyville.  Initial work starting Monday and continuing as weather allows will include extending of culverts to facilitate eventual widening of the roadway and other improvements along KY 93 at the Riverport entrance. Improvements at this site are designed to enhance safety while providing better truck access to the river port. Some lane restrictions may be required from time to time as construction ramps up.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The project has a target completion date of July 31, 2018.

McCracken County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans safety improvements to a section of KY 1954/Husbands Road in McCracken County with preliminary work starting the week of March 19.  Safety improvements along KY 1954/Husbands Road run from KY 348 at mile point 0.0 extending northward to mile point 3.04 just north of the Clark Line Road intersection. This Highway Safety Improvement Program Project is to improve roadway alignment at the Clark Line Road intersection and the Paducah Floodwall crossing, as well as additional shoulder and cross drain improvements along the remainder of KY 1954/Husbands Road in the project area. Initial prep work will include cutting of trees and brush along this section as weather allows to prepare for future reconstruction work. Construction along this section is expected to ramp up sometime in the month of April as weather allows. The contractor may close KY 1954/Husbands Road from time to time with a marked detour to facilitate specific phases of construction. The contractor and KYTC will attempt to provide timely notice of those limited closures as they are scheduled. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers at various locations along this work zone. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to install Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) to improve safety at two intersections along U.S. 45 between Mayfield and Paducah. An ICWS at the U.S. 45/KY 1241 intersection at Leeder Bottom near the McCracken-Graves county line could be in service in about 90 days. A second system at the U.S. 45/KY 849 intersection near Folsomdale in Graves County is expected to be ready for construction to start in early 2018. Weather during January and February will be a major factor in how quickly the assembly and installation process can be completed.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the south end of Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the US 68/KY 80 corridor. Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County provided a connection from Apostle James Road to existing US 68/KY 80 at mile point 13.234.  This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road to facilitate construction of the New US 68/KY 80 Corridor is permanent. Residents along Andrew Calhoun Road and Apostle James Road will have access to the north via Airport Road from the KY 1489/Blue Springs Road end. While the need for this closure was discussed during a number of public meetings leading up to the US 68/KY 80 reconstruction project, the contractor had not informed KYTC engineers of the closing date. This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road at the New US 68/KY 80 construction corridor is permanent due to the incline required to reach the elevation of the new roadway at the connecting point. Rogers Group is the prime contractor on this $54 million highway improvement project in western Trigg County. It has a November 30, 2019, target completion date.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted traffic along the US 68/KY 80 construction corridor at the east edge of Cadiz in Trigg County starting early the week of Sunday, April 23. This intersection is at US 68 mile point 20.745 and US 68-Business mile point 4.519. As part of this traffic shift, two-way traffic will be established on the westbound lanes. Moving traffic off the eastbound lanes will allow dirt work for construction of new eastbound lanes at the site. The contractor also anticipates ramping up work on a new bridge for the eastbound lanes of US 68 over Little River at mile point 19.1.  The project started in May 2015. The target completion date for this section is Nov. 30, 2019.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to make the first concrete pour on the deck of the New 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton on Tuesday, June 6. The bridge is located at US 68 mile point 8.596 in Trigg County at the eastern entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The new bridge is at Cumberland River navigational mile point 63.1, is just downstream from the existing US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton. The new bridge is expected to be ready for 2-lane traffic sometime in the spring of 2018 with finish work on the new bridge continuing through 2018.

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