Motorists who travel along Interstate 24 through Kentucky are expected to get a holiday break from work zones. Where possible, lane restrictions are being removed to provide maximum traffic flow during the busy Memorial Day holiday driving period.
The work zone from the 85 mile marker to the 93 mile marker in Christian County is expected to be taken down by late this afternoon and remain down through Monday. The work zone speed limit will be removed on this section. However, motorists should be aware that they will be driving on base asphalt along two 1,000 ft. sections near the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line. Caution is required in this area.
The work zone along I-24 in McCracken County from the 3 to 10 mile marker and in Livingston & Lyon County from the 31 to 38 mile marker are expected to be down and all lanes open beginning about noon Friday, May 24th and continuing through the holiday weekend.
About the only place work may continue is the work zone in McCracken County from the 3 to 9 mile marker where the contractor is attempting to finish night paving along the westbound lanes. Engineers are optimistic they can finish paving along the westbound lanes provided weather allows work to continue tonight and Thursday night. In the event that weather holds up the paving crew there is a possibility the westbound lanes could be restricted for paving on Friday night.
As a reminder, these work zones will go back up on Tuesday, May 28th. All of these work zones along I-24 through Kentucky include a strictly enforced 55 mile per hour speed limit with an enhanced police presence and double fines for citations.
Timely traffic advisories for the counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.