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Lane restriction on U.S. 62 starts Monday

Staff report

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to ramp up work along U.S. 62 at the Interstate 24 Exit 27 Interchange in Calvert City starting Monday as part of ongoing reconstruction of the Interstate 24/Purchase Parkway Exit 25 Interchange.

Reconstruction of the Exit 25 interchange is aimed at allowing I-69 to be extended southward along the parkway in the future.

Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, the contractor plans to restrict traffic along the eastbound lanes of U.S. 62 between the Campbell Drive/Kennedy Avenue intersection at milepoint 8.553 extending eastward to Truck Plaza Lane at mile point 9.101, a distance of about a half mile. This four-lane section of U.S. 62 runs through the I-24 Exit 27 Interchange at Calvert City. The contractor plans an extended closure of the outside eastbound lane with all traffic moved to the left-hand or passing lane.

The work zone configuration may change from time to time to facilitate this work in coming months.

Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on the $37.8 million interchange reconstruction project. The new I-24/I-69 interchange at Calvert City has a target completion date of July 1, 2018.

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