Thursday, July 23, 2015

U.S 641 to be closed next week at U.S. 62 junction in Lyon County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close U.S. 641 at the intersection with U.S. 62 in Lyon County for six days starting. U.S. 641 is expected to close promptly at 7 a.m. Monday.

This six-day closure of US 641 is to allow the contractor to reconstruct the U.S. 641 connection to the new four-lane section of U.S. 62 under construction just east of Eddyville. This closure of U.S. 641 is at Lyon County mile-point 0.0 and just north of U.S. 62 at mile-point 10.465. About 2,800 vehicles travel this section of U.S. 641 in an average day.

This work should have minimal impact on travel along U.S. 62 at this site and access to U.S. 62 from Ky. 3305 which is the south leg of the intersection.

During this closure of U.S. 641 connection to U.S. 62 there will be message boards and a marked detour. From Eddyville, U.S. 641 northbound traffic will be directed along U.S. 62 East to Interstate 69 North, then North along Ky. 91 to reconnect  to US 641 at Fredonia. From the Fredonia area, southbound U.S. 641 traffic will be directed along Ky. 91 southbound to Princeton, then follow Interstate 69 South to U.S. 62 West to reach Eddyville.

This marked detour adds 13.4 miles to a trip between Eddyville and Fredonia. Passenger vehicles may choose to self-detour via alternate routes. However, this is the shortest legal detour for trucks.

Motorists who regularly travel along the detour route should be alert for increased traffic flow.

This closure of U.S. 641 immediately at the U.S. 62 intersection in Eddyville is part of ongoing reconstruction of U.S. 62 between Commerce Street at mile point 9.2 and the Interstate 69 Interchange at mile-point 12.1.

Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on this $14.8 million project. This project is on a working-day schedule with an anticipated completion in the fall of 2015.