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Traffic Halt for Blasting at I-69/KY 56 Exit 134 Sebree Interchange at 2 p.m., TUESDAY, Aug 23

Traffic Halt for Blasting at I-69/KY 56 Exit 134 Sebree Interchange at 2 p.m., TUESDAY, Aug 23

Bill Stephens

August 22nd, 2016

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to briefly halt traffic for an explosive detonation at the Interstate 69/KY 56 Exit 134 Sebree Interchange in WEBSTER County at approximately 2:00 p.m., CDT, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Weather permitting, there will be a halt of traffic on I-69 and KY 56 at the Sebree Exit 134 interchange at about 2:00 p.m., CDT, Tuesday, to allow blasting for slope improvements along the northbound exit ramp to KY 56.

The contractor is altering the slope along the I-69 northbound exit ramp to KY 56 to correct persistent landslides between the ramp and northbound lanes of I-69.  This corrective work will involve blasting to loosen rock to allow improvements to the embankment slope and drainage system.

At this time, the contractor plans to halt traffic for about 10 to 15 minutes to allow blasting at approximately 2:00 p.m., Tuesday.   Kentucky State Police and KSP Division of Vehicle Enforcement Officers will assist with rolling road blocks to slow and stop traffic when use of explosives is required.

This process of blasting is anticipated about every other day for about 2 to 3 weeks when weather permits.

Motorists should be alert for slowing and stopped traffic along both I-69 and KY 56 near the Sebree-Owensboro interchange.

 

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