I-24

Lance Dennee

Update 9:02pm

Westbound traffic on I-24 is now moving, eastbound still blocked by stalled semi. 

KYTC is reporting traffic backups on I-24 near exit 54 in Caldwell County. 

Two semi trucks running normal interstate speed attempted to exit into snow covered ramps and jackknifed. Road crews are working to clear the site as quickly as possible. 

KYTC urges all motorists to avoid unnecessary overnight travel and to be mindful of potential re-freezing due to extreme cold temperatures. 

Update: 3:49pm 

All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-24 are now open, but Kentucky road crews are still battling traffic obstructions.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says road conditions are still pretty rough, but traffic is now moving in both directions after coming to a standstill last night, stranding many travelers. 

Lane Closures on I-24 Ohio River Bridge

Sep 2, 2014
Daniel Schwen, Wikimedia Commons

Commuters between Paducah and Metropolis could encounter slower passage over the I-24 Ohio River Bridge this week. The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin work Tuesday, taking place in both eastbound and westbound lanes causing daytime lane closures extending through Friday. IDOT spokesman Keith Miley says through traffic should seek alternate routes.

Wikimedia Commons

Following a public information meeting in Calvert City last night (Thursday), Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials and engineers are considering how to modernize the nearby I-69 / I-24 interchange.  

Thursday, state highway officials and project engineers heard comment from residents at a public information meeting in Calvert City. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded $13.4 million for improvements to Interstate 24 in McCracken County. The project to replace asphalt pavement between Exits 3 and 16 begins in March. Grand Rivers-based Jim Smith Contracting Company will head up the project. It’s slated for completion by the end of September next year.

KYTC: Lane Restriction Planned for I-24

Nov 26, 2012
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet restricts traffic to one lane Tuesday on Interstate 24 near the Marshall-McCracken County Line. The lane closure will last through all daylight hours.

I-24 Bridge Work Brings Lane Restrictions

Oct 19, 2012
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane at various locations on Interstate 24 in McCracken County the week of October 22 to allow bridge inspection work.

Semi Partially Blocking I-24 in Christian County

Sep 27, 2012
KYTC / Keith Todd

UPDATE at 2:49 p.m.: The crash site is clear and both eastbound lanes are open.

Crews have cleared one eastbound lane on Interstate 24 in Christian County following a semi truck crash this morning. The site should be clear in approximately three hours. Both eastbound lanes were blocked when the semi overturned before 7 a.m. near the 72 mile marker. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says traffic was detoured at Exit 65. 

I-24 Lane Remains Restricted Following Fatal Crash

Sep 24, 2012
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

Cleanup workers will likely be on site at a fatal crash site on Interstate 24 until around 5:30 today. Westbound traffic on I-24 in Trigg County near the 62 mile marker is down to one lane. Transportation cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says personnel continue to clean up and repair the site of a late night semi trailer crash.

I-24 Ramp Remains Closed Following Semi Crash

Sep 12, 2012
KYTC / Keith Todd

A ramp that connects Purchase Parkway to I-24 west bound remains closed following a semi crash this afternoon. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says the roadway will likely reopen around seven tonight. To detour the crash site, follow Purchase Parkway north one mile to US 62, then right on US 62 about two miles to connect with I-24 at Exit 27.

A flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag off Interstate 24 near exit 16 will be the centerpiece of a new park honoring Confederate soldiers.  The Sons of Confederate Veterans are funding construction of benches and a circle of bricks to represent southern soldiers who fought to secede  from the United States in the 1860s.  SCV Kentucky Division Commander John Suttles tells The Paducah Sun the land for the park was donated by a man who had Confederate ancestors.  McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry says he's worried about what visitors to Paducah and the county will think upon

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