Several local road construction projects could impact local traffic this upcoming week.
Natcher Parkway Lane closures are in place between the I-65 interchange and exit 9. Shoulder work is being done prior to the resurfacing of the roadway. The project is expected to be completed at the end of August. The speed limit has been lowered to 55 mph until the project is complete.
Barren CountyUS 31-E N L Roger Wells Boulevard – (MP 14.25) – Motorists traveling in Barren County should expect lane closures and travel delays at the intersection of U.S. 68 and U.S. 31-E beginning Sunday night. Crews will be working on intersection improvements by repairing and replacing sections of damaged concrete at the intersection. The heaviest delays will be at the usual peak times as folks head into work in the mornings and leave work in the evenings. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July. An alternate route may be a better option until the project is completed.
Simpson County Access to U.S. 31-W from Macedonia Road is closed. A detour will be posted to allow motorist access to U.S. 31-W from Macedonia Road using Macedonia Spur Road. The closure is expected to last 90 days.
KY100 Scottsville Road (MP 13.5-16.4) – Contractors have resumed work on a project that will reconstruct and widen KY 100 from I-65 to KY 622. As weather permits, heavy construction equipment will be crossing KY 100 as earthwork operations begin. Traffic will be maintained with flagging operations during this work. Motorists should be prepared for occasional delays due to the flagging operations.
Warren CountyKY 234 – Crews are preparing for the bridge deck pour which is approximately a week away. Once that is complete the roadway work will pick up again. Construction traffic will continue to enter and exit near Roger Porter Road. The speed limit in this area is 35 mph.
· KY 626 – Lane closures will remain in place utilizing temporary signals. They will remain in place while shoulder and guardrail work is completed.
· KY 1435 – Crews started paving this roadway. This project extends from KY 2665 extending north to a point .5 miles south of Stump Bluff Road. Total distance of 2.94 miles. Drivers can expect lane closures between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This should only take a few days to complete.
· U.S. 231/Ken Bale Boulevard- Crews are expected to be paving the new turn lane Monday at 7 p.m.
· I-65 to U.S. 31-W Connector- Crews are putting the finishing touches on Phase I, which is from I-65 to U.S. 68. Phase I is expected to be open in early July.