I-24/I-69 work zones to come down for Labor Day holiday


Reporter - Elizabeth Fields
Photojournalist - Mason Watkins
Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

As the Labor Day holiday approaches, word has arrived that drivers traveling through western Kentucky on Interstate 24 and Interstate 69 will be getting a break from all of the construction.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says workers putting in long hours on construction and paving projects plan to pull all work zones for the holiday.

Those include three major work zones for highway rehabilitation projects along I-24 through Kentucky running from the 10 to 16 mile marker in McCracken County, the 38 to 45 mile marker in Lyon County, and the 86 to 93 mile marker in Christian County.  They'll be taken down by noon on Friday.  Some may come down on Thursday.

Another work zone along Interstate 69 from the 71 to 78 mile marker in Lyon and Caldwell Counties will also come down.

Most of the work zones will go back up at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3.  However, the Interstate 24 work zone between the 38 and 45 mile marker in Lyon County will not.  KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says rehabilitation work along that section is, for the most part, completed.  Workers plan to put the finishing touches on the projects with short lane restrictions and shoulder restrictions over the next few weeks.

Even with the road construction halted, Todd says travelers should still be cautious while driving through the holiday weekend.