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Traffic Shift Along US 41-Alternate Work Zone in Hopkinsville Starting Dec.14th

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Traffic Shift for US 41-Alternate/Ft. Campbell Blvd Work Zone in HOPKINSVILLE starting WEDNESDAY, DEC 14

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along the US 41-Alternate/Ft. Campbell Boulevard work zone in HOPKINSVILLE starting Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

This work zone traffic shift will be phased in over the next 3 to 4 days and will move both northbound and southbound traffic along US 41-Alternate/Ft. Campbell Boulevard to to a near-normal configuration in time for the Christmas holiday and is expected to remain in place through the winter months.

Starting Wednesday and continuing through about Saturday, motorists should be alert for crews painting over temporary traffic striping and adding new traffic control striping to allow traffic to run on base courses of asphalt through the winter. As traffic flow transitions to more normal driving conditions through the work zone ramps at the Pennyrile Parkway/US 41-Alternate Exit 7 Hopkinsville Interchange will eventually reopen to provide more normal access to and from the parkway.

Even after traffic transitions to more normal driving conditions, this will continue to be an active work zone with ongoing work along the curb area anytime weather allows through the winter months. The contractor will then return in the spring to add a final asphalt driving surface and complete additional curb and gutter work along the right of way.

As a reminder, this work zone runs along US 41-Alternate/Ft. Campbell Boulevard between mile point 13.190 at the Clinic Drive/Sivley Road intersection extending northward through the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway Exit 7 Interchange to the northernmost entrance for Bradford Square Mall at mile point 13.943.

Motorists are asked to apply appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Extra caution is advised for the remainder of this week as everyone adapts to the changes in traffic flow along the work zone.

Rogers Group, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $9,034,821 highway improvement project.

While the project had a target completion date for late-fall, almost continuous rain through June, July, and August delayed dirt work and paving along the project for extended periods. Now that cold weather has arrived, paving of the final driving surface will have to wait until March.

The contractor chose to transition to more normal traffic flow to assist the public with accessing businesses along the work zone during the final weeks of the holiday shopping season.

Approximately 25,000 vehicles travel this section of US 41-Alternate/Ft. Campbell Boulevard in an average day.

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