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June 3, 2014

I-75 lane closures set for Tuesday through Thursday

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Here’s a couple of friendly reminders about some highway projects going on in the Tri-County that could affect you in the days and weeks ahead.

The first one involves I-75 in Whitley and Laurel counties, while the second one affects drivers who use Fifth Street (Ky. 1006) in London.

Beginning Tuesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict northbound and southbound traffic to one lane on some sections of the Interstate through Thursday, so crews can complete bridge inspections.

On Tuesday, northbound traffic on I-75 will be reduced to one lane near mile point 14.5 in Whitley County from 9 a.m. - noon. Southbound traffic at the same mile point will be reduced to one lane from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, northbound traffic on I-75 will be reduced at mile point 27.9 at the Whitley-Laurel County line from 9 a.m. - noon, while southbound traffic will be reduced from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Then on Thursday, northbound traffic on I-75 will be reduced at mile point 30.6 in Laurel County from 9 a.m. - noon. Southbound traffic will be reduced at the same mile point from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The lane restrictions will allow crews to perform a detailed inspection of the bridge structures. Engineers will be using a “Snooper Truck” to access the deck substructure on the bridges.

Motorists are advised to use caution during this period, and to be aware of signs, road crews and other drivers. The work is dependent on weather conditions.

As for the Fifth Street project in London, a section of that street (also known as Ky. 1006) will close Tuesday morning for work on a flood mitigation project.

Fifth Street between College Street and Long Street will be closed, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Work on the project is expected to continue through July.

The actual starting date and duration of the work involved may be adjusted should bad weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

Dial 511, or go to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information throughout Kentucky.

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