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Heartland road projects for 2/15

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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

Route 142 in Butler County will be reduced as MoDOT crews perform edge rut repairs from Cravens Rd to Rt 158 on February 20 - 23 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will repair the approach from Route 67 East onto County Road 276 in Butler County. This section of roadway is located south of Poplar Bluff, Mo.—north of the Arkansas/Missouri stateline. As work to replace a pipe under the roadway is completed, a section of County Road 276 will be closed. Weather permitting, work will performed Friday, Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cape Girardeau County

Starting Tuesday, February 13, construction crews will reduce the southbound lanes of Siemer Dr. near Lambert Dr. to one lane of travel for sewer line connection. This reduction is expected to last 2-3 days weather and work permitting.

Starting Wednesday, February 7 at 7 a.m. Columbia Construction will reduce northbound Mt. Auburn Rd. at Blattner Dr. to one lane between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. This daily reduction is expected to last until February 9, 2018. Crews will construct a new driveway entrance for this location. Drivers are asked to consider an alternative route and to use caution in all work zones.

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.

Mississippi County

Southbound I-57 will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located between mile marker 17 and mile marker 8. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Feb. 5 through Monday, Feb. 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

New Madrid County

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. Feburary 26 and will reopen at 5 pm May 31.

Route W in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between Route AE and County Road 613. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Jan. 22 and re-open on Monday, April 30. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Northbound I-55 in New Madrid and Scott Counties will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform concrete repairs. This section of roadway is located between mile marker 49 and mile marker 66. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

North and Southbound I-55 ramps in New Madrid County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs on the shoulder. This section of roadway is located between mile marker 40 and mile marker 58. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 9 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

North and Southbound I-55 ramps in New Madrid County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located between mile marker 40 and mile marker 58. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 9 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

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.

Pemiscot County

Various lane closures northbound and southbound I-55 in Pemiscot County with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform repairs. This section of roadway is located between MM 19 to MM 27. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Perry County

Route NN will be reduced as MoDOT crews perform bridge maintenance. This bridge is located between Peaceful Valley Drive and County Road 840. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

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.

St. Francois County

Route 32 in St. Francois County will be reduced to one lane as the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance. The bridge is located between Route OO and the Ste. Genevieve County line. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Stoddard County

Route CC in Stoddard County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between Route 114 to Route HH. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Scott County

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.

Northbound I-55 in New Madrid and Scott Counties will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform concrete repairs. This section of roadway is located between mile marker 49 and mile marker 66. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Reynolds County

Route P in Reynolds and Shannon Counties will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway at various locations. This section of roadway is located between Route 72 and County Road 281. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Jan. 29 through Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Route PP in Reynolds and Dent Counties will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway at various locations. This section of roadway is located between Route 72 and County Road 906. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Jan. 29 through Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Stoddard County

Route Z will be closed as contractor crews replace a bridge. This bridge is located between Route VV and County Road 755. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Oct. 9 and re-open on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Route J will be closed while contractor crews replace a bridge. This bridge is located between County Road 249 and County Road 410. Weather permitting, the bridge will be closed starting on Monday, Sept. 18 and will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

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 PK and N will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

Illinois

Franklin County

The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers on Illinois 149 of an upcoming road closure. Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, Illinois 149 will be closed between Jackanicz Road and Deason Road. This is necessary for repairs to a drainage structure. The road is expected to be open by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is announcing that the temporary closure of the North Sandusky Bike Trail will be extended through February 19, 2018 to continue the removal of hazard trees. The portion of trail affected by the closure begins at the entrance to the North Sandusky Recreation Area and ends at the south gate near the Sandusky Creek Bridge.  All portions of the Rend Lake Bike Trail that are affected by closures will be posted with upcoming closure dates.  

Massac County

The 12th St. sanitary sewer improvements in Metropolis, Illinois is progressing towards the intersection of 12th St. - North Ave. North Ave. will be closed on or around Wed. Feb. 7 for about two weeks. This will affect the 12th St. intersections at Market and Broadway. North Ave. will reopen on weekends. Warning signs will be installed prior to the road closure and all drivers are asked to plan their route accordingly. 

Kentucky

Calloway County

Saputo Dairy Foods plans to close a section of KY 2594/Chestnut Street in Murray starting February 13. KY 2594/Chestnut Street in Murray will be closed to through traffic between the Railroad Crossing at milepost 0.5 and the 1st Street intersection at milepost 0.6.  This is along KY 2594 between KY 94/Main Street and US 641-Business/North 4th Street in Murray in front of the Saputo Dairy Foods Plant.  This is near where Chestnut Street meets Industrial Road. The closure starting at approximately 6 a.m., CST, today, is to allow a 40,000-gallon storage tank on the plant site near the roadway to be replaced.  KY 2594/Chestnut Street is expected to remain closed to through traffic until about Noon on Tuesday, Feb. 20. There will be a marked detour.  Local access for residents and other nearby businesses will be maintained on each side of this closure point in the 100 Block of Chestnut Street.

Crittenden-Caldwell Counties

KYTC started the next phase of work along the new U.S. 641 construction corridor. 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.

Graves County

Alben Barkley Road (CR 1408) has been closed in Graves County at the Wilson Creek Branch Bridge. This is along Alben Barkley Road at mile point 1.314 about halfway between KY 849 and KY 408 southwest of the Lowes community. The closure notice came after an inspection of the Wilson Creek Bridge found a number of issues with the bridge substructure. The official notice cited, "the critical conditions of the substructure and an increase in scour," as justification for the closure notice. The bridge has been closed and barricaded pending engineering work to develop a repair or replacement plan. While this is a county road, KYTC inspectors are responsible for regular checks of all bridges in Kentucky. There is no marked detour.

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.

Hickman County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 1826/Depot Street in the City of Clinton starting Monday, Feb. 12. KY 1826/Depot Street will be closed at milepost 9.948 in the City of Clinton to allow the decking to be removed from the Town Creek Bridge.  This is along KY 1826/Depot Street near the Railroad Street intersection. A new steel grid deck with timber runners and curbs will be placed on the bridge structure.  There will also be some erosion and scour abatement work at the site. There will be no marked detour.  However, motorists may self-detour via Ringo Street or via KY 58. Approximately 550 vehicles travel this section of KY 1826/Depot Street in an average day. Placement of the new bridge deck and other work at this site is estimated to take 4 to 6 weeks, weather permitting. Work on the Town Creek Bridge could take longer if the crew has to pull off to assist with snow and ice response.

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

The City of Paducah has a permit for a work zone lane restriction along US 45-Business/North 8th Street in Paducah starting Monday, February 12. This work zone lane restriction along US 45-Business/North 8th Street at milepoint 3.702 is to allow the City of Paducah to install drainage pipes and drop box inlets along a 240 ft. section of higway in the 1500 Block of North 8th Street.  This is along US 45-Business/North 8th Street near the Paducah composting facility. Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. This work zone is expected to be in place during daylight hours for several days depending on the weather.

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.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane along the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in McCracken County on Monday, Feb. 12. Westbound I-24 traffic will be restricted to one lane between the 7 and 8-mile marker to allow repairs to a washout along the westbound shoulder between the exit ramp and US 62 Overpass.  This is along I-24 near the westbound Exit 7 US 62/US 45 Exit Ramp at Paducah.  The work zone lane restriction will start prior to the exit ramp with all traffic moved to the left-hand or passing lane.  The Exit Ramp will remain open to traffic during the work. Westbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the I-24 Exit 7 Interchange. Motorists should be alert for trucks, equipment, and maintenance personnel along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.   This work zone is expected to go up around 9 a.m., CST.  Work at the site is expected to be completed by about 2 p.m.  In case weather prohibits work on Monday this project will automatically be moved to Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The City of Paducah has a permit for a work zone lane restriction along US 45-Business/North 8th Street in PADUCAH starting Monday, Feb. 12. This work zone lane restriction along US 45-Business/North 8th Street at milepoint 3.702 is to allow the City of Paducah to install drainage pipes and dropbox inlets along a 240 ft. section of higway in the 1500 Block of North 8th Street.  This is along US 45-Business/North 8th Street near the Paducah composting facility.

Trigg County

The US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge is open to 2-way traffic. Drivers are reminded to continue using caution as the bridge will continue to be an active work zone through this year for finish work along the new structure and start of demolition on the old structure.
 

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