2 of 3 I-24 work zones in Kentucky to come down for July 4 holiday driving period
PADUCAH, Ky. - Drivers on Interstate 24 in McCracken and Christian counties will get a temporary reprieve from lane restrictions caused by two construction zones.
The work zones between mile markers 3 and 10 in McCracken County and between mile markers 85 and 93 in Christian County will be removed to allow for a more smooth commute during the July 4 holiday driving period.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the McCracken County work zone will come down Tuesday morning and return Friday, July 5. The Christian County work zone will come down this morning and return Monday, July 8.
However, the work zone in Lyon County from mile markers 38 to 45 will remain up. The KYTC says the work zone must remain in place for a landslide repair near mile marker 42.
The KYTC adds that the McCracken County will zone will shift to mile markers 10 through 16 "in the next couple of weeks." The project was divided in half to reduce the length of lane restrictions at any given time.
No expected completion date was given for the McCracken or Lyon County work zones, but the KYTC says the Christian County construction should be complete by October.