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Construction on I65, LBN this week

By Wes Watt

Bowling Green, KY - Some of the expected traffic impacts in District 3 for October 15 through October 19 are listed below. All work is subject to change.

Interstate 65
A major resurfacing project has started between mile marker 35 and mile marker 44 in both directions. The interstate will be down to one lane most nights from 7pmCT to 7amCT, weather depending. Motorists should use extreme caution and watch for slowed or stopped traffic. Law enforcement will be present during the overnight hours. One lane of this section may also be closed during the day. The project is expected to be finished in late November.

Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway
Barren/ Metcalfe Counties - Work is to continue on a bridge maintenance contract on various bridges along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. The work will consist of cleaning, painting and applying a concrete coating to 28 bridges along the parkway. Expect lane closures to be in place at various bridges along the parkway and on the routes that pass beneath.

In Metcalfe County:
  • US 68 Greensburg Road - Contractors are expected to continue work on a shoulder improvement project that will improve roadside features and replace drainage structures on US 68. The project is 7.5 miles in length and begins at KY 1243 extending east to KY 70. Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic through the work zone.
  • KY 163 Tompkinsville Road - Contractors are expected to work on a project that will replace the bridge and approaches over Rogers Creek. The project is 0.5 miles in length and begins at Robertson Shaw Road extending north to Radford Martin Road. Motorists should be prepared for occasional delays due to flagging as earthwork operations resume.
  • KY 745 Mell Ridge Road - Contractors are expected to complete work on a preventative maintenance project that will improve roadside features and replace drainage structures on KY 745. The project is 5.1 miles in length and begins at US 68 extending north to the Green County line. Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic through the work zone.
  • Monroe County
  • KY 214 Turkey Neck Bend Road from KY 100 to the Turkey Neck Bend ferry. Crews will be present working on pipe replacements in preparation for a resurfacing project. Flaggers will be used and traffic down to one lane at various locations during working hours.
  • Construction of the Tompkinsville Bypass will continue. Folks in the community will notice signs placed in advance of the construction zones. Since it is a new route, most of the construction will take place away from traffic; however, as construction progresses, some traffic impacts will occur particularly at intersections. Notice will be given as these impacts happen throughout the course of the project. Cloyd Road has been closed to through traffic indefinitely.
  • Simpson County
  • KY 100 West from KY 1008 to Logan County line- Crews will be present to continue work on a resurfacing and curve improvement project in the area. Work will continue on placing embankment in widening sections and pipe replacements for the project. Flaggers will be used at various stages of the project and motorist should use caution when traveling the area.
  • KY 100 Scottsville Road (mile point 13.5-16.4) - Contractors will be working on the shoulders of KY 100 from I-65 to KY 622 as weather permits. Most of the work will be off the roadway but motorists should be prepared for occasional delays due to flagging.

This story was posted on 2018-10-14 15:41:05
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