Part of Kentucky's I-24 Restricted to One Lane

June 14, 2012

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on Kentucky's Interstate 24 westbound at the I-69/Western Kentucky Parkway Interchange in Lyon County. This work zone is expected to be in place for about two months.


All westbound I-24 traffic will be moved to the lefthand lane in a work zone at mile marker 41.6. This is for westbound traffic approaching the Exit 42 Interchange. This work zone includes restrictions for southbound/westbound traffic on the I-69/WK Pkwy Exit ramp to I-24 westbound.

This work zone is to allow the southbound/westbound exit ramp from I-69/WK Pkwy to westbound Interstate 24 to be lengthened and widened.

There is a strictly enforced 55-mph speed limit in this work zone with an enhanced enforcement presence. Due to the limited work space along the ramp, equipment and construction personnel are in close proximity to traffic flow. The limited work space also creates a shorter than normal merge zone for traffic entering Interstate 24 from this ramp site.

Several similar projects will be required through the summer construction season as part of a $9.9 million contract to bring the former Western Kentucky Parkway up to federal standards now that it is part of Interstate 69.

Fore more information, go to http://transportation.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx