Closure planned for section of Poplar Street in Benton, Ky.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a utility contractor for the city of Benton, Kentucky, plans to close a portion of the U.S. 641/Poplar Street northbound, one way section in Benton on Sunday.

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the northbound lanes of Poplar Street will be closed along the one way section at mile point 8.7 in Benton to allow utility work to prepare for future reconstruction of Kentucky 348/5th Street between U.S. 641 and the Purchase Parkway exit 43 interchange. The closure is along Poplar Street between 4th Street and 5th Street in Benton near the Marshall County Co-op store.

Todd says the northbound lanes at the site will be closed from around  6 a.m. to about 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.  The closure will extend from Kentucky 408/8th Street to the U.S. 641 couplet at 5th Avenue, where the one way sections of U.S, 641 meet the two-way section. 

There will be no marked detour for northbound traffic, and Todd says passenger vehicle drivers can self-detour via KY 408/West 8th Street and Olive Street or Commerce Drive. He says trucks should self-detour via an appropriate state route.

The southbound one way section of US 641/Main Street through Benton will stay open during this utility work.

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