Work Continues on I-24 Ohio River Bridge


By Provided by IDOT and KYTC

IDOT -- A contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation is milling along the westbound lanes of the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, KY and Metropolis, IL Monday.

This is part of ongoing deck rehabilitation work on the bridge.  This milling work followed by several days of intense work zone activity is likely to cause traffic delays for westbound motorists traveling I-24 from Kentucky to Illinois.  Extended delays are possible.

This work zone lane restriction for both eastbound and westbound traffic on Interstate 24 at Illinois mile point 38.5 and Kentucky mile point 0.0 is expected to remain in place until approximately June 15, 2014.

Motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach this work zone at the Illinois-Kentucky State Line.  There is a strictly enforced 55 mile per hour work zone speed limit.  Appropriate caution is required.

Passenger vehicles may consider using the US 45 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah and Brookport as an alternate route.  As a reminder, The Brookport Bridge is restricted to vehicles less than 8 ft. wide, which prohibits most commercial trucks.

Halverson Construction is the prime contractor on this $2.1 million IDOT bridge maintenance project which includes installation of new joints and a deck overlay.

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