Here is a list of some road projects from around the Heartland. Drivers are reminded to always slow down and use caution while driving through work zones.
Route 142 in Butler County will be reduced as MoDOT crews perform edge rut repairs from Cravens Rd to Rt 158 on February 20 - 23 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Cape Girardeau County
Westbound Lexington Avenue between Cape Rock Drive and Yorktown will be closed again starting Monday, Jan. 22 to continue work, weather permitting. Westbound Lexington from Cape Rock to Yorktown will be closed to through traffic. This detour will remain in place until the contractor completes the sidewalk and curb line of the westbound lane of Lexington, at which time the detour will be changed to accommodate additional work on eastbound lanes. The detour is Cape Rock to Perryville. All motorists must use extreme caution and follow detour and construction signage while in the area. For more information, please contact City of Cape Girardeau Development Services at 573-339-6327. The contractor has until June 15 to complete work and is on schedule.
MoDOT plans to replace bridges on Rte. V and Rte. KK. The Rte. V project involves replacing the bridge over Little Indian Creek, located 1.8 miles south of the intersection of Routes V and 177 east of Fruitland, Mo. The Route KK project involves replacing the bridge over Little Apple Creek, located .8 miles west of the intersection of Routes V and I-55 near Friedheim, Mo. The Rte. V project is expected to be let in February 2018 and the Rte. KK project is expected to be let in May 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Rte. V and Rte. KK will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.
New Madrid County
Route B in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews replace the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 258, west of Portageville. This section of roadway is located between Rte 162 and Rte PP. Weather permitting, the bridge will close at 6 a.m. Feburary 26 and will reopen at 5 pm May 31.
Route W in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between Route AE and County Road 613. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Jan. 22 and re-open on Monday, April 30. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.
Northbound I-55 in New Madrid and Scott Counties will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform concrete repairs. This section of roadway is located between mile marker 49 and mile marker 66. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Route B in New Madrid County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This section of roadway is located between Route 162 and Route PP. Weather permitting, the bridge will close at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 and will re-open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.
Route NN will be reduced as MoDOT crews perform bridge maintenance. This bridge is located between Peaceful Valley Drive and County Road 840. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.
Route A will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge replacement. This bridge is located between County Road 422 and County Road 424. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Feb. 12 starting at 6 a.m. and re-open on Friday, June 8 at 5 p.m.
Route CC in Stoddard County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between Route 114 to Route HH. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.
MoDOT announced work to construct the Scott City interchange will start on Monday, July 17, weather permitting. As construction is underway, the Route PP overpass bridge over Interstate 55 will be closed. The Route PP overpass will be replaced with a wider, three-lane bridge to accommodate turning movements for the new interchange. The project includes constructing a new roadway from Route 61 at Kelso to the overpass bridge. Completion is anticipated in January 2019, weather permitting.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace two bridges located on Routes O and U. The Route O project includes replacing the bridge over a drainage ditch located 2.7 miles north of Route 62 and the Route U project includes replacing the bridge over St. John's Ditch located 1.6 miles east of Route 61. Letting for both is anticipated in January 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Routes O and U will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges. Maps, plans and other information prepared by MoDOT will be available for public inspection and copying at MoDOT's Sikeston District office, 2675 N. Main Street.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace three bridges located on Routes PK and N in Stoddard County, Missouri. The Route P project includes replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 34, located 2.5 miles south of Route Y. Letting is anticipated in November 2017. The Route K project includes replacing the bridge over Wolf Creek, located 1 mile west of Route BB. Letting is anticipated in February 2018. The Route N project includes replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 30, located 0.8 miles south of Route Y. Letting is anticipated in February 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Routes PK and N will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.
The 12th St. sanitary sewer improvements in Metropolis, Illinois is progressing towards the intersection of 12th St. - North Ave. North Ave. will be closed on or around Wed. Feb. 7 for about two weeks. This will affect the 12th St. intersections at Market and Broadway. North Ave. will reopen on weekends. Warning signs will be installed prior to the road closure and all drivers are asked to plan their route accordingly.
On Thurs. Feb. 22, the Union Pacific Railroad plans to engage in repairs to their crossing on New Virginia Road. This work will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish approximately 5:00 pm.
Traffic control will be in place to advise motorists of the closure. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes while this work is completed.
On Thursday, Feb. 22 the Union Pacific Railroad plans to engage in repairs to their crossing on New Virginia Road. This work will begin at 8 a.m. and finish approximately 5 p.m. Traffic control will be in place to advise motorists of the closure. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes while this work is completed.
KYTC started the next phase of work along the new U.S. 641 construction corridor. With the completion of base cement stabilization on grade and drain work for the new U.S. 641, the next round of work will begin with placement of base material and base layers of asphalt for a two-lane driving surface. Placement of the base layers along the 6 miles of new highway in the fall is aimed at preventing erosion during the winter months. It will also allow paving of the driving surface and construction of connections to the existing roads to move ahead during the 2017 construction season. Starting on Thursday, drivers should also be alert for trucks hauling gravel and asphalt along existing U.S. 641 as well as along county roads that connect to the new U.S. 641 construction corridor. Initially, much of the truck traffic is expected to access the construction corridor via Crane Cemetery Road. Work on diversions for the construction of connecting points along existing U.S. 641/Marion-Princeton Road at mile point 4.05 in Caldwell County and mile point 5.7 in Crittenden County near the Coleman Road intersection will start as soon as utilities are moved out of the work zone. While the original design included construction of grade and drain for a four-lane highway running from Marion through southern Crittenden County to near Fredonia in Caldwell County, the new road is being completed as a two-lane "Super Two" highway as a cost-saving measure. The target completion date is July 1, 2018.
Among planned improvements, the estimated $1.5 million safety project set for bidding in early 2018 will include the addition of a gravel shoulder. It will include some additional high-traction coating and wedging adjustments, removal of cross drain header walls, extending some of the cross drains and culverts, as well as slope improvements and tree removal at some locations along the right of way. In their study of the Rosebud Hill area, traffic engineers found speeding was an ongoing issue, particularly for vehicles traveling downhill eastbound along U.S. 60. KYTC District 1 has a similar HSIP project planned along U.S. 641 in Calloway County between Murray and the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Work on that project is also expected to start in early 2018. HSIP funding will also be applied to intersections along U.S. 45 in Graves County, McCracken County, as well as intersections in Paducah. Those projects will be announced separately at a later date.
Alben Barkley Road (CR 1408) has been closed in Graves County at the Wilson Creek Branch Bridge. This is along Alben Barkley Road at mile point 1.314 about halfway between KY 849 and KY 408 southwest of the Lowes community. The closure notice came after an inspection of the Wilson Creek Bridge found a number of issues with the bridge substructure. The official notice cited, "the critical conditions of the substructure and an increase in scour," as justification for the closure notice. The bridge has been closed and barricaded pending engineering work to develop a repair or replacement plan. While this is a county road, KYTC inspectors are responsible for regular checks of all bridges in Kentucky. There is no marked detour.
KYTC crews planned to add a 13-foot width restriction for southbound traffic at the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway/US 45 Exit 21 interchange at Mayfield, starting on Friday, July 22. The work zone was from about the Purchase Parkway 17 mile marker to about the 23-mile marker and includes a 13-foot maximum load width restriction for southbound traffic from mile point 21.63 to mile point 21.25. This southbound load with restriction is along the Exit 21 ramp that carries through-traffic from Mayfield to southward along the Purchase Parkway toward Fulton and the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The 13-foot maximum load width restriction is due to the addition of barrier walls to allow work to widen this ramp. The work zone includes a 55-mile-per-hour work zone speed limit with an enhanced enforcement presence. The ramp has a 45-mile-per-hour work zone speed limit. It has a target completion date of July 1, 2018.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 1826/Depot Street in the City of Clinton starting Monday, Feb. 12. KY 1826/Depot Street will be closed at milepost 9.948 in the City of Clinton to allow the decking to be removed from the Town Creek Bridge. This is along KY 1826/Depot Street near the Railroad Street intersection. A new steel grid deck with timber runners and curbs will be placed on the bridge structure. There will also be some erosion and scour abatement work at the site. There will be no marked detour. However, motorists may self-detour via Ringo Street or via KY 58. Approximately 550 vehicles travel this section of KY 1826/Depot Street in an average day. Placement of the new bridge deck and other work at this site is estimated to take 4 to 6 weeks, weather permitting. Work on the Town Creek Bridge could take longer if the crew has to pull off to assist with snow and ice response.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along KY 93 at the entrance to the Eddyville Riverport in Lyon County starting Monday, Dec.11. This work zone at KY 93 mile point 14.475 in Lyon County is to allow construction of turn lanes at Port Authority Road. This is along KY 93 between US 62 and KY 293 south of Eddyville. Initial work starting Monday and continuing as weather allows will include extending of culverts to facilitate eventual widening of the roadway and other improvements along KY 93 at the Riverport entrance. Improvements at this site are designed to enhance safety while providing better truck access to the river port. Some lane restrictions may be required from time to time as construction ramps up. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. The project has a target completion date of July 31, 2018.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane along the new ramp that carries Purchase Parkway northbound traffic to Interstate 24 eastbound at the I-24 Exit 25 Interchange at Calvert City in Marshall County on Monday, February 19. A lane restriction along the Purchase Parkway Northbound RAMP to I-24 Eastbound is expected to remain in place for about a week. This is along the 2-Lane northbound full-flow ramp to the eastbound lanes of I-24 at the Exit 25 Interchange. With heavy rain expected through this week, engineers have determined the best approach is to wait for dryer weather before working up a repair plan and starting work on the land slippage at this site.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to install Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) to improve safety at two intersections along U.S. 45 between Mayfield and Paducah. An ICWS at the U.S. 45/KY 1241 intersection at Leeder Bottom near the McCracken-Graves county line could be in service in about 90 days. A second system at the U.S. 45/KY 849 intersection near Folsomdale in Graves County is expected to be ready for construction to start in early 2018. Weather during January and February will be a major factor in how quickly the assembly and installation process can be completed.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the south end of Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the US 68/KY 80 corridor. Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County provided a connection from Apostle James Road to existing US 68/KY 80 at mile point 13.234. This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road to facilitate construction of the New US 68/KY 80 Corridor is permanent. Residents along Andrew Calhoun Road and Apostle James Road will have access to the north via Airport Road from the KY 1489/Blue Springs Road end. While the need for this closure was discussed during a number of public meetings leading up to the US 68/KY 80 reconstruction project, the contractor had not informed KYTC engineers of the closing date. This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road at the New US 68/KY 80 construction corridor is permanent due to the incline required to reach the elevation of the new roadway at the connecting point. Rogers Group is the prime contractor on this $54 million highway improvement project in western Trigg County. It has a November 30, 2019, target completion date.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted traffic along the US 68/KY 80 construction corridor at the east edge of Cadiz in Trigg County starting early the week of Sunday, April 23. This intersection is at US 68 mile point 20.745 and US 68-Business mile point 4.519. As part of this traffic shift, two-way traffic will be established on the westbound lanes. Moving traffic off the eastbound lanes will allow dirt work for construction of new eastbound lanes at the site. The contractor also anticipates ramping up work on a new bridge for the eastbound lanes of US 68 over Little River at mile point 19.1. The project started in May 2015. The target completion date for this section is Nov. 30, 2019.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to make the first concrete pour on the deck of the New 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton on Tuesday, June 6. The bridge is located at US 68 mile point 8.596 in Trigg County at the eastern entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The new bridge is at Cumberland River navigational mile point 63.1, is just downstream from the existing US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton. The new bridge is expected to be ready for 2-lane traffic sometime in the spring of 2018 with finish work on the new bridge continuing through 2018.
The City of Paducah has a permit for a work zone lane restriction along US 45-Business/North 8th Street in PADUCAH starting Monday, Feb. 12. This work zone lane restriction along US 45-Business/North 8th Street at mile point 3.702 is to allow the City of Paducah to install drainage pipes and dropbox inlets along a 240 ft. section of highway in the 1500 Block of North 8th Street. This is along US 45-Business/North 8th Street near the Paducah composting facility.
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