To facilitate this increased level of activity the contractor plans a southbound lane restriction on the Pennyrile Parkway starting on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
This southbound lane restriction is to allow the contractor to clear brush along the right of way that will eventually lead to construction activity in the area.
The work area in the northwest quadrant of the existing cloverleaf is to prepare for construction of new full-flow lanes to connect the west leg and north leg of the interchange.
This initial clearing work is expected to take a few weeks.
The contractor will then return when weather improves to start dirt moving work at the site.
The $29 million design-build contract was awarded to the Rogers Group, Inc., and QK4 Inc., with an expected completion date in May of 2015.
The route follows I-24 for 17 miles from The Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway at Calvert City to Eddyville. I-69 then runs for 38 miles along the former Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway from Eddyville to the Pennyrile Parkway near Madisonville.
The new arrangement will allow motorists to make the transition on two legs of the interchange at normal highway speeds.
The interchange project in Hopkins County is among about 10 major projects scheduled over the next two to three years aimed at extended I-69 northward along the Pennyrile toward Henderson and southward along the Purchase Parkway toward Fulton.
Information provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
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