Highway construction suspended through Labor Day
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2010) – Highway construction will be suspended through the long Labor Day holiday period to minimize delays for travelers, though lane restrictions will remain in place at multiple sites.
“Labor Day is historically a period of heavy highway travel, and drivers need to be focused on the roadway,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “A heightened awareness and sense of safety will be especially important in our construction zones. We do as much as possible to ensure that traffic can flow smoothly, but lane restrictions cannot always be avoided.”
An array of highway signs and electronic message boards will warn motorists of these closures:
Interstate 24, Christian County – Westbound traffic restricted to the left lane near the 82 mile marker, between the Cadiz and Fort Campbell/Hopkinsville exits, because of excavation for a new interchange on the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway. Eastbound lanes are not affected. Lengthiest delays are likely to occur with returning traffic Monday afternoon and evening.
I-64, Boyd County – Right lane closed in each direction from mile markers 184 to 191 – the Cannonsburg and Catlettsburg interchanges – for extensive paving and rehabilitation.
Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway, Barren County – Traffic restricted to left lane in each direction at the 15 mile marker because of interchange work.
William H. Natcher Parkway, Warren County – Southbound traffic shifted to left lane due to construction of I-65 on-ramp. Northbound lanes not affected.
U.S. 127, Mercer County – Two lane closures – north and south of Harrodsburg – will be established at 6 p.m. EDT Monday. Northbound traffic restricted for completion of paving between mile markers 2.8 and 4.0 south of Harrodsburg. Traffic in both directions restricted between mile markers 6.0 and 9.6 north of Harrodsburg.
For information on work zones and potential delays on routes in Kentucky, plus links to highway information in neighboring states, go to www.511.ky.gov.