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Overlay project scheduled for Clays Ferry Bridge (I-75 Southbound)

Lexington Herald-Leader

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a scheduled project for the Clays Ferry Bridge on Interstate 75 Southbound. Temporary lane closures will be necessary for bridge deck overlay work.

This project was awarded to M&M Services on May 21 in the amount of $4,451,122.81. The anticipated date for completion is Thursday, October 7. The Clays Ferry Bridge (H520-034-B00153N) is located on the Fayette-Madison County line.

Interstate 75 – Southbound

•Work will be in effect between milepoints 97.541 and 97.703

•Traffic control (closures/barrels) will be in place between milepoints 96.9 and 98.3

•Two lanes will remain open at all times (includes shifts onto the shoulder)

•No weekend work is planned at this time (could change pending on weather and project progress)

•The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH with double fines in effect

Sunday, August 1 through Monday, August 2 - 10 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday

•Crews will be setting up traffic control (placing barrels, signage, etc.)

•Lanes will begin closing

Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6 – 6:00 a.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)

Currently - the schedule of Mon. thru Fri. - 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. each day/evening will continue until Thursday, October 7. Work will start with two lanes remaining open and two lanes will be closed in each direction. The traveling public should plan for and expect delays.

All work/closures are scheduled on a tentative basis, and subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.

(provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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