Saturday, 12 July 2014 05:47


· The northbound ramps at exit 58 (Horse Cave) will have shoulder closures that reduce the lane width down to 12 feet as crews construct the widening in these areas.

· Rolling road blocks from mile marker 52 to mile marker 59 for blasting operations will take place sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Barren County

· KY 70/KY 90- Construction crews will be installing rock, pavement, guardrail, curb and sidewalks between the CSX bridge and I-65.  Flaggers will be present.

· KY 90- (Between Adam McCreary Road and Ky. 839) – Earthwork operations will continue.  Expect an increase in construction traffic and intermittent flagging operations.   Traffic will be switched to a temporary traffic diversion between Golden Pond and Witty Rd.  Motorists should be aware that the speed limit has been reduced through the construction zone.

· Outer Loop- Lane closures remain in place for both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway between mile marker 8 through mile marker 10.  Lane restrictions in eastbound direction of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway.  Contractors will still have construction traffic entering and leaving the parkway and Ky. 1297 throughout the week.

Butler County

· US 231, MP 9-11- On Monday, the contractor will be continuing the widening work.  Throughout the project there may be multiple lane closures with flaggers in place from 7:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  Motorists are encouraged to stay off of their phones and use caution when traveling through this project.  Motorists may want to consider an alternate route.  The speed limit is 35 mph through this construction zone.

· KY 2713, MP 4.500 - Starting Tuesday, July 15 a portion of Ky. 2713 will be temporarily closed at mile point 4.5 near Shallow Ford Cemetery Road in Butler County.

Crews will be replacing a culvert and the closure is expected to last four days. Variable message boards are being put in place today. Detour signs will also be posted.

The detour route will utilize Jake Pharris Road, Ky. 340 and Ky. 79. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling this section of roadway and be alert of the detour. The detour could add travel time so motorists need to plan accordingly.

Metcalfe County

· U.S. 68/ Louie B Nunn Parkway- Grade work and bridge construction has begun and will continue for the next several months on the new interchange project.  Trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting the road in this area. The northern section of Harvey Hurt Road. (across from Industrial Drive) will be closed to through traffic.  Local traffic will need to use the southern approach from U.S. 68 to access Harvey Hurt Road.

· Industrial DR (KY 3524)- Beginning Tuesday, June 3rd,  Industrial Drive will be closed from U.S. 68 to Sumitomo as part of the new interchange construction.  Motorists will need to follow the detour along U.S. 68 turning onto Ky. 80 and then onto Industrial Dr. until further notice.

· Louie B. Nunn Parkway- There will be lane closures in both directions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 29 through mile marker 31.  These will remain in place until the bridge construction in the median has been completed.

Monroe County

· The ferry barge on Ky. 214 in Monroe County is set to temporary close for inspection and maintenance for a 10-day period in July.

The ferry is scheduled to shutdown on Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m. and will reopen no later than July 28 at 6 a.m. Message boards are already in place to inform passing motorists. The closure will create a detour approximately 33 miles and 45 minutes long. The detour details are listed below along with a map.

Motorists traveling from the Tompkinsville area:

· Instead of turning onto Ky. 214 to head to the ferry, stay on Ky. 100 and take a right on Ky. 90. Stay on Ky. 90 into Burkesville. Then, take a right onto Ky. 61 which connects back to Ky. 214 or stay on Ky. 61 to continue south.

Motorists traveling toward the Tompkinsville area:

· Instead of turning onto Ky. 214 to head to the ferry, stay on Ky. 61 to Burkesville and take a left onto Ky. 90. Then, follow Ky. 90 and take a left onto Ky. 100. Ky. 100 connects back into Ky. 214 or stay on Ky. 100 to head to Tompkinsville.


Simpson County

· US 31-W - Crews will be paving on northbound and southbound lanes from Tenn. 109 to the I-65 interchange. Storm Sewer Pipe will be installed on northbound side from Tenn. 109 to Kentucky Downs. Flaggers will be present with one lane traffic. Motorists should be aware of the speed limit through the construction zone and not exceed the posted speed.


· US 31-W -Wal-Mart to 1008- Crews will be working on curb and gutter and sidewalk at various locations through the project. Possible work starting on the Ky. 1008 and U.S. 31-W intersection and various work throughout the project.  Flaggers will be on site to control traffic to allow construction equipment and vehicles to enter and exit the project work areas.  Motorists should be aware of the speed limit through the construction zone and not exceed the posted speed.

Warren County

· KY 185- The Ky. 185 bridge over Barren River just north of Garvin Lane (mile point 1.96) is restricted to one lane. Numerous traffic signs will be in place, but the biggest impact is the addition of a temporary traffic signal at the bridge. Traffic signals will be placed near the end of the bridge in both directions. Motorists need to obey normal traffic signal rules when approaching the signal. The restriction and signals will remain in place for an extended period of time while deck restoration and waterproofing is complete. Motorists need to slowdown and use caution while in this area.

· U.S. 31-W - Motorists will have one new additional impact to the roundabout project area at the intersection of U.S. 31-W, Loving Way and University Boulevard in Bowling Green.

Motorists traveling southbound on U.S. 31-W through the project area will have a minor shift beginning Friday, July 11. The shift will put motorists on part of the newly constructed roundabout project, while the center island is being constructed. The northbound traffic made a similar shift beginning last week.  The lane shift for the southbound direction will began after crews are able to get some paving complete. Motorists will need to slowdown when approaching this area.

The other impacts are still in place. Loving Way, Chestnut Street and University Boulevard (From Normal Street to U.S. 31-W) remain closed.


The detours are still in place. Motorists are encouraged to slowdown when entering the roundabout project area. Also, motorists need to be alert for the detour signs directing travelers where to turn. The detour could add travel time to destinations, so motorists need to plan accordingly.


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