Work zones on I-64 in Carter Co. to continue into next year

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Motorists should expect work zones along 16 miles of Interstate 64 in Carter County this year and next as part of two Kentucky Transportation Cabinet improvement projects totaling nearly $20 million.

The first project began in July with slip repairs on I-64’s westbound lanes near the Rowan-Carter county line at weigh station hill. That work is now finished, and work has shifted to six miles of pavement upgrades on the far western Carter County section of interstate.

Currently, the right lane of I-64 is closed from mile marker 148 to mile marker 154 west of Olive Hill where contractors are milling, or removing, old pavement and preparing to repave travel lanes. Tree trimming, drainage improvements, guardrail and other repairs will continue through next spring.

A second project will bring similar pavement, drainage, guardrail and roadside upgrades to 10 miles of I-64 on the far eastern side of Carter County this fall through next summer.  Contractors will repair and repave 10 miles of I-64 from the Grayson exit near the 171 mile marker to the Boyd County line at the 181 mile marker.

Minor repair work is expected to begin later this month with limited, intermittent lane closures. More extensive work, including paving operations, will occur next year. Traffic changes will be announced.

Motorists traveling I-64 through Carter County should heed warning signs, slow down in work zones, and be aware that reduced speed limits are being enforced in some areas.

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