Kentucky Transportation Cabinet ramping up work on Tennessee River Bridge on I-24
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants to remind motorists that traffic will be restricted to one lane along Interstate 24 on the Tennessee River Bridge on the Marshall-Livingston County line beginning Monday, October 8th.
Starting Monday, October 8th, a contractor will restrict both westbound and eastbound traffic to one lane to allow crews to work in both directions at the same time. Motorists traveling I-24 both eastbound and westbound should be prepared to encounter slowing and merging traffic as they approach the 30 mile marker. Crews are working to install new joints on the bridge deck.
Initially all eastbound and westbound traffic will move to the left-hand, or passing, lane and the contractor will add a barrier wall to the work zone for the safety of workers and motorists.
To reduce the potential for delays from backups during peak travel times, eastbound and westbound motorists may choose to detour around the work zone via US62 and KY 453 between I-24 Exit 31 at Grand Rivers and I-24 Exit 27 at Calvert City.
A few weeks into the project the contractor will require full closures of the Tennessee River Bridge from time to time to allow high-strength concrete to be poured around new joint sections as they are installed. Timely advanced notice to the public will be released once the timeline for those closures firms up.