WEST KY — The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting vacation journey this 12 months. AAA predicts journey this Christmas might be down by 29%. Many individuals will nonetheless hit the street, although, and there are a number of building zones they will want to concentrate on.
The work zone on Interstate 24 in components of Lyon, Caldwell, and Trigg counties will nonetheless be an element for the following few days. Each eastbound lanes are again open, however a concrete divider on the westbound lanes remains to be partially up. The purpose is to have the concrete divider absolutely down by Dec. 23, however Kentucky Transportation Cupboard spokesperson Keith Todd says there is a chance drivers will nonetheless should take care of it for the vacations.
“Anyone that is touring westbound on I-24 via that work zone to the 51 mile marker simply must be conscious that there could also be some delays, significantly throughout peek journey intervals,” Todd says.
Drivers will discover a piece zone on Freeway 641 coming out and in of Murray. Todd says that zone ought to have minimal affect on drivers.
“About the one exercise work on the market might be some curbing and gutter work, some concrete work that may proceed on and off for 3 to 4 weeks,” says Todd.
One work zone drivers will not have to fret about is the one on the Cairo bridge that connects Illinois and Missouri. That bridge reopened Thursday.
Kentucky State Police say they are going to be closely patrolling roads over the following few weeks. They’re reminding drivers as at all times to buckle up earlier than they hit the street.