Friday, July 31, 2015

Milling, paving along U.S. 60/Hinkleville Road in Paducah starts Wednesday

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans night milling and paving along U.S. 60/Hinkleville Road in Paducah starting Wednesday.

This night project runs along US 60/Hinkleville Road just west of the New Hold Road intersection extending eastward to just east of the Friedman Lane intersection, a distance of about a mile. This includes the section of U.S. 60 through the Interstate 24 Exit 4 Interchange and the Kentucky Oaks Mall area.

Motorists should be prepared to encounter milling starting Wednesday and continuing for about three nights. Paving is expected to follow starting around Aug. 10, and continuing for about a week.

Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and other personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.  This work zone will generally be active from about 8 p.m. to about 6 a.m. each night.

This project is being scheduled at night to help minimize traffic disruptions. Approximately 23,000 vehicles travel this section of U.S. 60/Hinkleville Road in an average day.

Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $775,518 highway improvement project.