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Work planned on Pennyrile Parkway to begin Monday

The Messenger, Madisonville

Work will begin Monday on major project on the Pennyrile Parkway between Nortonville and Hopkinsville.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a news release that prep work for the concrete rehabilitation project will begin with the construction of median crossovers to allow the contractor to move to two-way traffic along about a 6-mile section of the work zone starting sometime in April.

The project runs from about a mile north of the KY 2642 overpass in Christian County starting at milepoint 16.6 northward to near the U.S. 41 ramp overpass at milepoint 29.9 in Hopkins County just south of Nortonville, a distance of 13.3 miles.

The work zone will be divided into about six phases spread over about 18 months.

Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc., is the prime contractor on the $43.2 million project. It has a target completion date of Aug. 31, 2019.

Another project that might affect travelers from Western Kentucky is ramp work at the intersection of the Western Kentucky Parkway and the Natcher Parkway.

A contractor will close the ramps in the northwest quadrant of the interchange in Ohio County starting Monday.

This closure of the ramps is to allow concrete rehab work along each ramp and allow the ramp taper to be extended along each ramp. This is a continuation of concrete rehabilitation work along the Natcher Parkway from last construction season, according to Keith Todd, Kentucky Transporation Cabinet spokesman.

The Natcher Parkway southbound exit ramp to the Western Kentucky Parkway westbound lanes and the Western Kentucky Parkway westbound exit ramp to the Natcher Parkway southbound lanes will be closed for up to five weeks. There will be a marked detour.

Once the contractor completes work in the northwest quadrant of the interchange, the crew will move to another quadrant and complete the same type of upgrades until ramps on all four quadrants of the interchange have been addressed. Each two-ramp quadrant is expected to have a five-week closure.

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