A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been removing the work zone along I-24 between the 85 and 93 mile marker in Christian County each Friday since work started April 1st to allow normal traffic flow for the heavy Friday traffic during Spring break travel season.
Starting this week the work zone will remain up 24 hours a day 7 days a week with traffic restricted to one lane. This work zone will also have a 16 foot load width restriction due to bridge work near the 86 mile marker and excavations near the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line.
While Spring break traffic has dropped off, this work zone is likely to experience traffic congestion during peak travel periods, especially during the afternoon commute. Local commuters are asked to self-detour via an alternate route to help reduce traffic volume in this work zone between US 41-Alternate and the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line.
During the next phase of work starting Friday, April 26th, will require work zone barrier walls near the state line and on the railroad bridge on I-24 at the 86 mile marker. This will require that this work zone remain up around the clock with a 16 ft. load width restriction.
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