Turn Lane Work Near New High School Starts Monday
By Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
PADUCAH, KY - A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along US 60 at the entrance to the new McCracken County High School west of Paducah starting Monday, July 16.
This work zone is along the US 60 4-lane between KY 1556 and KY 3529/Maxon Road, just west of the Massac Creek Bridge.
The contractor will be constructing turn lanes and a new traffic signal for the new McCracken County High School entrance. This project will include reworking the entrance to the Sports Plex that will share the traffic signal. The project includes right-turn and left-turn lanes at the intersection.
Initial work at the site will include a lane restriction that will move both eastbound and westbound US 60 traffic to the right-hand or driving lane. Motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach this work zone. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are on the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Motorists should watch for traffic configuration changes in this work zone as the project progresses.
Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $850,000 highway improvement project. The work is expect to take about 2 months to complete, weather permitting.
Approximately 13,000 vehicles travel this section of US 60 in an average day.
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