Work Zone thru Mall Area on I-24 Starts Monday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Starting Monday, a work zone will be in place for a couple of months along a 2-mile stretch of I-24 in Paducah. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the work zone will be on the westbound side of the interstate, beginning near mile marker 5 (between the Lone Oak and Mall Exits) and extending to near mile marker 3 (between the Cairo Road exit and the Ohio River Bridge). 

A reduced speed limit of 55 mph and load width restriction will also be in place. Truckers should detour if their load is more than 13 feet wide. 

Contractors will be doing bridge deck overlay work and maintenance on the interstate bridges over Perkins Creek, US Highway 60 (Hinkleville Road) and KY Highway 305 (Cairo Road).

Westbound traffic will likely be slowed as vehicles merge into the left lane while approaching the work zone. 

Once work on the right side of the interstate is done, the lane restriction will shift to that lane. When all westbound work is complete, a similar work zone and restriction will be put in place on the eastbound lanes. 

All work is supposed to be completed by August 1.

Published 03:00 AM, Saturday May. 30, 2020
Updated 12:54 AM, Saturday May. 30, 2020



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