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A contractor working on the I-69 corridor in western Kentucky is closing a lane of I-24 in Marshall County tonight (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. 

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to close KY 80 where it crosses the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway at Mayfield in Graves County starting Tuesday, March 1. There will be a 4 month detour on KY 80 to allow the existing overpass to be demolished and reconstructed. KYTC's Keith Todd says work also begins on the Calvert City interchange Monday. 

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards two contracts for interchange upgrades on the I-69 corridor in Marshall and Graves Counties. Governor Matt Bevin announced both contracts totaling more than $60 million dollars will go to Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers. 

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There’s tension surrounding an ordinance to annex some Graves County Schools into the city of Mayfield.  The City Council approved the ordinance’s first reading Monday. 

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Tennessee’s 8th district Congressman Stephen Fincher says the construction of Interstate 69 is critical to the western part of the state, but says his support falls short of increasing the gas tax.  

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The Illinois Department of Transportation has discontinued the Interstate 66 Corridor Study aimed at connecting Paducah to East Cape Girardeau, Ill.

An IDOT statement claims the study was scrapped because of a lack of participation from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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  The Interstate 69 project continues to move forward as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded another contract to bring an interchange in Hopkins County up to Interstate standards.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation says they will have a contract letting for construction on a portion of I-69 in northwest Tennessee will begin this year.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Federal Highway Administration are holding a public meeting this week to discuss reconstruction of the I-69 / I-24 interchange at Calvert City.

The interchange is part of the larger project to improve Kentucky highways for the Interstate 69 corridor.

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Governor Steve Beshear announced a contract to reconstruct a KY 348 interchange in Benton in another effort to bring Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards for the I-69 project.

Jim Smith Contracting Company won the more than $8 million bid to change the cloverleaf interchange into a diamond one to accommodate for interstate speeds. The project is set for completion June 30, 2016.