Rolling road blocks schedule this week on Purchase Parkway

Utility work is expected to impact traffic on the Purchase Parkway for the rest of the work week.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a sub-contractor will be replacing a electrical cable above the Purchase Parkway just south of the KY 348 Benton-Symsonia Exit 43 interchange in Marshall County.

On Wednesday, traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions between the KY 348 Benton-Symsonia Exit 43 interchange and the US 641 Spur Exit 41 interchange near Benton. Traffic will be moved to the right hand lanes so that crews can prepare to replace the electrical cable. The lane restrictions will begin in the afternoon.

On Thursday starting at 10:00 a.m., Kentucky State Police will be conducting a rolling road block along the Parkway to allow a new electric transmission cable to be run above the road.

On Friday also starting at 10:00 a.m., Kentucky State Police will conduct another rolling road block to allow the removal of the old electrical transmission cable.

Drivers should be on the lookout for slow and stopped traffic in the area on Thursday and Friday morning.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says they need to replace the electrical cable for ongoing reconstruction of the Purchase Parkway, KY 348 Benton-Symsonia Exit 43 interchange.

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