Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 Traffic Impact Report for Nov. 22 Through Nov. 27
Courtesy Ky Transportation Cabinet
The District 3 area serves Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd and Warren Counties
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2020) – The expected traffic impacts in the District 3 area for Nov. 22 through Nov. 27 are listed below. All work is subject to change.
A project to upgrade the Interstate 165 interchange with U.S. 231 Morgantown Road at Exit 7 in Bowling Green has started. The improvements to the interchange are part of the I-65 Spur requirements that upgraded the William H. Natcher Parkway to I-165 William H. Natcher Expressway in 2019. The current ramps were designed in a cloverleaf formation that serviced the old tollbooth plaza that no longer exist. New ramps will be constructed as a standard diamond interchange with upgraded LED lighting. The old ramps will be removed once construction of the new ramps are complete. The current bridge will remain and no new bridge is being built. Motorists should expect lane closures and lane shifts that will take place at different times throughout the construction process. The exit and bridge will remain open through the entire construction period.
Old Walnut Trail Road – A project to replace the bridge over West Bays Fork has started. The old bridge will remain open during construction of the new bridge.
KY 621 – A Bridging Kentucky project to replace the KY 621 bridge over Sinking Creek in Simpson County has restarted. The bridge closed on Sept.21 and the closure has been extended to 90 days. A detour using KY 73 and U.S. 31-W is in place.
KY 234 – Two projects are underway to widen the shoulder on the both sides of the road by one foot on each side. Slopes will also be improved and the road will be resurfaced when the other improvements are completed. One section is from Hunts Lane to Sherwood Drive. The other section is from Hunts Lane to the Allen County line. Both projects are expected to be completed by the fall of 2021.
KY 234 – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Operation PRIDE will be working on landscaping in the median along the route in the area of KY 880 Lovers Lane. Lane closures are expected. Motorists should use caution while traveling in this area.
Additional information is available here http://transportation.ky.gov/