MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — Traveling for Thanksgiving? If so, you’ll want to know about alternative routes on Interstate 24.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says both the east and westbound lanes of the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge will continue to be down to one lane through the holiday weekend.

Work on the bridge was expected to be done by now, but construction delays are forcing KYTC to keep the lane closures in place.

Due to the lane restrictions, significant delays are expected for both east and westbound traffic during peak driving periods.

To help you avoid the delays, KYTC has highlighted alternative routes for you to take. While the suggested routes can add about 18 minutes of drive time, it can help you avoid delays of an hour or more on I-24.

I-24 EASTBOUND Alternate Routes

US 62 Eastbound to KY 453 Northbound at Exit 27

·         Take a self-detour between the I-24/US 62 Calvert City Exit 27 Interchange along US 62 eastbound to KY 453 northbound to the I-24/KY 453 Grand Rivers Exit 31 interchange. During peak travel periods.  This 2-lane Alternate Route “A” may be congested.

I-69 Southbound to US 68 Eastbound at I-24 Exit 25

·         At the I-24/I-69 Exit 25 interchange, take I-69 southbound to the US 68 Draffenville Exit 47 interchange, then follow US 68 eastbound to rejoin I-24 at the Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange.  This is Alternate Route “B” on the attached map with 18 minutes of additional travel time.

 I-24 WESTBOUND Alternate Routes 

US 68 Eastbound Exit 65 to I-69 Northbound

·         Take the US 68 Cadiz Exit 65 interchange, follow US 68 West to the I-69/US 68 Draffenville Exit 47 interchange, then travel I-69 North to rejoin I-24 at the I-24/I-69 Exit 25 Interchange near Calvert City.  This is Alternate Route “B” on the attached map with 18 minutes of additional travel time.

KY 453 Southbound to US 62 Westbound at Exit 31

·         Take a self-detour between the I-24/KY 453 Grand Rivers Exit 31 Interchange and the I-24/US 62 Calvert City Exit 27 Interchange.  During peak travel periods this 2-lane Alternate Route “A” becomes congested.