Traffic changes along I-24 intersection with Purchase Parkway

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY- There are some changes you need to know about the next time you take Interstate 24 or the Purchase Parkway.

On Monday morning, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed the old Exit 25A Cloverleaf Ramp from I-24 westbound for good. They also closed a section of the Purchase Parkway southbound lanes for a few days. KYTC expect that closure to last 10 days at most.

This is part of a multi-year project to turn the interchange from the previous cloverleaf into a diamond interchange that is compliant and allows that section of road to become part of Interstate 69.

These closures mean a few changes for drivers. If you are driving from Paducah to Benton, you will drive past the interchange to the Kentucky Dam exit 27, drive under the overpass and re-enter I-24 westbound lanes to take the Purchase Parkway exit.

If you are going from Kentucky Dam exit 27 to Benton, stay to the left to take the new lanes to Purchase Parkway Southbound. If you are going from Kentucky Dam exit 27 to Paducah, stay to the right.

If you are going from Calvert City to Benton, you will need to take US 62 to the I-24 interchange at the Kentucky Dam exit 27, then take the new lanes to Purchase Parkway Southbound.

There are message boards to help guide you through the detours. The southbound lanes along Purchase Parkway will be closed for about 10 days.


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