It's that time of the year again, road work season, and the orange barrel rodeo has begun! The following area traffic alerts all begin on Monday, April 16th.
Vanderburgh and Gibson Counties: INDOT is advising motorists there will be temporary lane restrictions on Interstate 164 in Vanderburgh and Gibson counties. INDOT maintenance crews will be repairing bridge decks on I-164 from I-64 to U.S. 41. Crews will begin on Monday, April 16 in the north bound driving lane at mile marker at the 17.4, just south of Baseline Road. Work at this location should be complete by 3:00 p.m. On Tuesday, April 17 crews will begin general maintenance on bridges from the 5.0 mile marker, just south of S.R. 662 to mile marker 15. Lane restrictions will take place in both the north and south bound lanes from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., local time each day. It is estimated work will be complete by Friday, April 20, weather permitting.
Warrick County: INDOT is advising motorists there will be temporary lane restrictions on Interstate 64 (I-64) in Warrick County. Beginning Monday, April 16, INDOT crews will be performing maintenance work on bridges along I-64 from State Road 61 (Exit 39) to State Road 161 (Exit 54). Work will continue through Friday, April 20. It is anticipated all work will begin at approximately 7:00 a.m. local time and be complete by 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting. All lanes of I-64 in each direction will be affected during this time.
Western Kentucky: A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to step up the level of work along Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway between Eddyville and the Pennyrile Parkway Interchange as part of ongoing improvements required to meet Interstate highway standards. In addition to ongoing installation of new Interstate 69 signage, the contractor will be restricting traffic to one lane at two locations starting Monday, April 16, 2012. Both eastbound and westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane along I-69/WK Pkwy in Caldwell County from the KY 91 Interchange to the KY 293 Interchange at Princeton starting Monday. All traffic will move to the right-hand or driving lane to allow median crossovers to be constructed. The crossover construction is for an eventual traffic shift to facilitate a lowering of the roadway to create additional clearance at the KY 91 Overpass and the KY 293 Overpass. Traffic will be restricted to one lane along I-69/WK Pkwy at the Caldwell-Hopkins County line starting Monday. All traffic in the work zone will move to the left-hand or passing lane to allow barrier wall upgrades on the Tradewater River Bridge and an overflow bridge nearby. Motorist should slow down and be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach these work zones. Additionally, motorists are advised to be alert for sign crews working at various locations along this route. These work zones are among several that will be required through the summer construction season as part of a $9.9 million project to bring the section of former parkway up to federal standards for interstate highways.
Western Kentucky: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews have started their spring round of mowing across the region. Crews will be mowing along highways in all counties. Motorists should slow down and use appropriate caution anytime they encounter a mowing zone. Mower operators are often required to enter and cross highway travel lanes with their equipment as they go about their work. Please remember that a mowing zone requires the same amount of caution as any other work zone. Mowing crews will be out working during daylight hours anytime weather allows for the next several weeks.