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Kentucky I-24 work zone prep begins in March; load-width limits to be enforced

Kentucky I-24 work zone prep begins in March; load-width limits to be enforced
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PADUCAH, Ky. — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to ramp up prep work for a major work zone along a section of Interstate 24 in Kentucky starting March 2. This work will require load-width restrictions for truck drivers.
Construction barrels will be used to establish temporary work-zone lane restrictions required for construction of the traffic crossovers, which will run between the 51- and 65-mile markers through parts of Lyon, Caldwell and Trigg counties.
Truckers should be aware this work zone will include a maximum 12-foot load-width restriction for eastbound traffic and a maximum 15-foot load-width restriction for westbound traffic. These load width restrictions are required due to the use of a centerline barrier wall along the westbound lanes through the 6-mile work zone.
The work zone for concrete pavement replacement and rehab will include the construction of crossovers to allow two-way traffic to run on the westbound lanes — freeing up the eastbound lanes to allow replacement of concrete pavement and completion of drainage improvements.
KYTC engineers anticipate that placement of a centerline barrier wall along the westbound lanes for the entire length of the project will start a couple of weeks after construction begins on the crossover points. An update will be provided once the contractor schedules a date for the required traffic shift.
Once two-way traffic is running along the westbound lanes there will be a strictly enforced 55-mph work-zone speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence.
The contractor will meet with KYTC engineers Feb. 28 to develop a timeline for additional construction activities. A more specific schedule of lane restrictions and traffic shifts is expected to be available after that meeting.
Hall Contracting of Kentucky is the prime contractor on this $28,090,000 highway-improvement project. The work, which includes major rehabilitation work along the eastbound lanes of I-24 and concrete repairs along westbound lanes, will be completed in several phases. The target completion date is Nov. 30.

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