Interstate Work Zones Coming Down for Labor Day
By WestKyStar Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - Drivers using Interstate 24 and 69 will be getting a holiday break from work zone restrictions starting Friday.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that contractors plan to pull all construction and paving work zones for the Labor Day weekend.
Three major work zones on I-24 will come down, including one in McCracken County between mile markers 10-16, in Lyon County between mile markers 38-45, and in Christian County between mile markers 86-93. Some areas will be down by Thursday afternoon, but all will be down by noon on Friday.
Another work zone for paving along Interstate 69 between mile markers 71-78 mile marker in Lyon and Caldwell Counties will also come down.
Most zones will be re-established by 6:00 am Tuesday, September 3, but the work on I-24 in Lyon County will not. Workers plan to finish that work with short lane and shoulder restrictions over the next few weeks.
While all travel lanes will be open at these locations, everyone should remember that the holiday weekend will cause a much higher number vehicles to be on all area roads and Interstates.