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District 3 Traffic Impact Report for the week of August 27, 2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 12:05AM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 24, 2012):

District 3 Traffic Impact Report

KYTC District 3:  Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd and Warren Counties

Interstate / Parkway Systems

I-65 - Reconstruction from four to six lanes in Edmonson and Barren - Louie B. Nunn Parkway to Park City (MP 43-48)  Paving work from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm
The 11 foot width restriction has been removed from the southbound direction. Widening to six lanes continues for this section of I-65. There will be paving operations adjacent to southbound and northbound traffic with barrels only for separation, motorists should use caution. Two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction while this work is performed. There will be ongoing work on KY 255 under the interstate bridge and around the ramps.  Traffic will have lane shifts and flaggers at different times throughout the week.  Completion is still expected this fall.
I-65 - Reconstruction from four to six lanes for north and southbound lanes in Barren - Park City to Cave City (MP 48-53)
Widening to six lanes continues for this section of I-65 with two lanes of traffic open for each direction. Crews will be working in the median and shoulders around the center pier at Cave City/Exit 53.
Completion is expected in the fall of 2013.

        I-65 – Surface work from the Natcher Parkway (MP 20) to Cemetery Road (MP 26) for both directions – Lane closures between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am

        This work has been completed. 

Allen County

KY 98 –Bays Fork Creek (MP 1.8)
Motorists should anticipate periodic flagging throughout the remainder of the project for completion of items such as final asphalt surfacing, shoulder rock, slope work and dressing, and culvert headway work.  The project is scheduled for completion before September 1, 2012.


Barren County

US 68X/Columbia Avenue – Lane closure from East Front Street to Davis Street until August 31
Crews will replace old concrete gutter as well as make joint repairs. Flaggers will have traffic pushed down to one lane in each direction and may remain in place 24/7 throughout the duration of this work. Motorists can expect delays during peak travel times and may wish to seek alternate routes.

        KY 90 – New Construction: Grade & Drain with Surfacing – Lane closure from 6:30 am until 5:00 pm

Crews will be flagging traffic on the new Siloam Church Road, Adam McCreary Road, and Green Valley Drive daily from 6:30 am – 5:00 pm for building embankments and constructing the asphalt base portion of the road bed. Work on the bridge adjacent to Siloam Road has began.  Detour / New Siloam road will be utilized and traffic should use this route. Completion for the entire project is slated for fall of 2013.

        US 31W – Installation of traffic loops, milling and paving – 6:30 am until 4:30 pm

Crews will be installing traffic loops, milling and paving between the KY 90/US 31W intersection andGillenwater Street in Cave City. Traffic will be pushed down to one lane while this work is performed between 6:30 am and 4:30 pm. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic.

Logan County

KY 178 – Traffic pushed down to one lane between the Todd County line and the Russellville Bypass between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm
Crews will replace entrance pipes and extend culverts along the eight mile section of roadway. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic while this work is done. The project is tentatively scheduled for completion on September 30.

Monroe County

        KY 163 – New Construction: Grade & Drain with Surfacing – One lane of traffic between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm

Crews will continue work on building and hauling embankment and will have flaggers at the intersections of the new Cyclone Road approach, Apple Grove intersection, and Humes Road intersections. Humes Road will also have flaggers and crews working to build a new approach and traffic should expect delays.  Flaggers will be on site during these operations as well. Project completion is expected for summer of 2013.  

Warren County

KY 2158/Cumberland Trace – Lane closure Monday thru Friday (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) and Saturday (6:30 am – 3:00 pm)
Crews will be working on installing guardrail and end treatments in the north bound direction of the two lane section of roadway.  Crews will also continue seeding/sodding from Scottsville Road to Cumberland Circle.  These activities should have no encroachment on traffic. Completion is expected in fall of 2012.


I-65/Scottsville Road Interchange

Crews will be paving I-65 ramps and Scottsville Road approaches to the US 231 bridge. Crews will also be working on the permanent barrier wall on I-65 that was removed for the construction of the new bridge.  There are currently lane closures in place that these crews will be working behind. Crews will be working on the signals at Scottsville Road/Cumberland Trace and Scottsville Road/Three Springs Road.  Crews will also be boring storm sewer pipe underneath Scottsville Road north of the new bridge.None of these activities should have any direct impact on traffic.
Completion is expected in late fall of 2012.
US 31W/Nashville Road  Widening/Reconstruction between the William H. Natcher Parkway and McLellan Road  Flaggers on site from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am for pipe installation
Beginning Monday night extending through Thursday night, crews will be working from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am installing storm sewer pipe across the existing Nashville Road.  One crossing will be approximately 800 feet north of Elrod Road, one approximately 1000 feet north of Elrod Road and the third approximately 100 feet south of Memphis Junction Road.  During these night time crossings, flaggers will be present to control the one lane road. The remainder of the week, crews will continue performing grade work for the widening from Elrod Road going north, on both the left and right sides of the roadway.  No encroachment on traffic is anticipated. Completion is expected in the spring of 2013.

Please note this information contains state maintained routes only.  Work schedules quickly and often do change because of weather and other factors.  Other work (including mowing/utility maintenance) may not be included in this report due to the rapid nature in which these activities take place and move from one location to another.



































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