There will be lane restrictions along Interstate 69, former Western Kentucky Parkway, between Eddyville and the Pennyrile Parkway beginning today. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say contractors are upgrading overpasses and barrier walls to meet Interstate highway standards. Drivers should slow down and be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach marked work zones. Upgrade work is expected to continue into the summer with work zones in several locations.
Work has begun on signage for the new Interstate 69 corridor between Eddyville and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange in Madisonville. The new signs are part of a $9.9 million project to bring the section of the former Western Kentucky Parkway up to federal highway standards. Department of Highways District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn says traffic interruptions should be minimal during most of the work. He says some of the more significant upgrades to the road will be announced during the summer.