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Interstate 69 Work Zones along Former Pennyrile Pkwy to Come down for Holiday Driving Season by WEDNESDAY, Dec 23

Interstate 69 Work Zones along Former Pennyrile Pkwy to Come down for Holiday Driving Season by WEDNESDAY, Dec 23

Bill Stephens

December 18th, 2015

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Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plan to remove work zone lane restrictions along Interstate 69/The former Pennyrile Parkway in HOPKINS, WEBSTER, and HENDERSON Counties before the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday driving period. Most of the restrictions are expected to be down by the end of work on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, and remain down until January 4, 2016.

This applies to an extended work zone that runs from Pennyrile Parkway mile point 37.7 in Hopkins County extending northward through Webster County to mile point 73.4 in Henderson County. It also includes work at the new I-69/Pennyrile Parkway Interchange with KY 56 at Sebree. However, motorists should continue to use caution as an electrical crew will continue working along the shoulder areas as they go about installing lighting for the new interchange.

The contractors will return in late-spring to complete a finished asphalt driving surface along the two project areas. The contractor on the KY 56 Sebree Interchange will also be completing some earth work to complete closure of the old ramps at this site.

Removal of these work zones by next Wednesday will also remove the 55 mile per hour work zone speed limit with double fines until January 4th. When the 55 mph work zone resumes it will only be in limited areas.

Hall Contracting of Kentucky, Inc., is the prime contractor on an $11.9 million highway improvement project for general upgrades along this extended section.

Dumey Construction of Benton, MO, is the prime contractor on the $10 million KY 56 Sebree interchange reconstruction project. They will return in the spring to complete finish work on that project.

As a reminder, a contractor continues work to install new Interstate 69 signs along the former Pennyrile Parkway from Madisonville to Henderson. This work will continue with intermittent, localized lane and shoulder restrictions after the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday driving period. Until that work is complete, motorists should continue to reference the Pennyrile Parkway exit numbers and mile points until they are replaced.

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