Westbound Overnight Closure on I-24 Tennessee River Bridge Friday Night, March 1st


A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an OVERNIGHT closure of the WESTBOUND lanes of Interstate 24n on Friday, March 1, 2019.

The WESTBOUND lanes of I-24 will be closed to allow a concrete pour for installation of new joints on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at the 30 mile marker near Calvert City.  The WESTBOUND lanes of I-24 will be closed and traffic detoured starting at about 9:30 p.m., CST, Friday, continuing to approximately 7:00 a.m., CST, on Saturday, March 2nd.

WESTBOUND traffic will detour via the KY 453 Grand Rivers Exit 31 Interchange, then take KY 453 southbound to US 62 westbound to return to I-24 at the US 62 Calvert City Exit 27 Interchange.

To avoid an expected backup at the Exit 31 Grand Rivers Interchange where the temporary westbound detour starts, westbound motorists may consider exiting at the US 62 Eddyville-Kuttawa Exit 40 Interchange and taking US 62 West from there.

There should be no impact on eastbound traffic in the work zone during this closure of the westbound lanes of I-24 at the 30 mile marker Friday night into Saturday morning.

This WESTBOUND closure of I-24, Friday night, is the 5th of about 7 overnight closures that will be required to facilitate installation of new joints on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge.

American Contracting & Services of Jeffersonville, IN, is the prime contractor on this $1.1 Million bridge joint replacement project.

The Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridge consists of twin tied arch suspension structures at I-24 mile point 29.352 at the Marshall-Livingston County Line.

The 2,017 ft. structures with a 534 ft. main span are also known as the Luther Draffen Bridge. The I-24 Tennessee River Bridge opened to traffic in 1974. The bridge carries approximately 30,000 vehicles across the Tennessee River in an average day.

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