The eastbound exit and entry ramps at the interchange of Interstate 24 and Ky. 139 near the Caldwell-Trigg county line – Exit 56 on I-24 – will close on Tuesday.
Both eastbound ramps at Exit 56 will be closed for about 60 days starting Tuesday to allow for reconstruction of the ramps. During this extended ramp closure, there will be no eastbound access to or from I-24 at Ky. 139.
Depending on their final destination, eastbound motorists will use either the Ky. 239 Exit 45 interchange near Eddyville or the U.S. 68 Exit 65 interchange near Cadiz as alternate eastbound entry and exit points.
The eastbound ramps at Exit 56 are expected to reopen to traffic around Nov. 6.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is providing advance notice of this planned closure to allow commuters and businesses to plan ahead.
The westbound entry and exit ramps at Exit 56 will remain open to normal traffic flow.
This ramp work is part of the reconstruction of the eastbound lanes along the extended work zone from Mile Marker 52 to Mile Marker 65 on I-24. This extended work zone through parts of Caldwell, Lyon and Trigg counties includes two-way traffic running on the westbound lanes with a centerline barrier wall and a strictly-enforced 55 mph speed limit.
More than 22,000 vehicles travel this section of I-24 in an average day. Once reconstruction of the eastbound driving surface is complete, additional concrete pavement repairs are planned along westbound lanes. The target completion date for all work is May 2021.