FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of road and lane blockages and potential traffic delays on major highways in northern, central and southwestern counties throughout the day Wednesday. Officers with the Kentucky State Police’s (KSP) Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE), in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, will block roads and lanes from Boone County to Simpson County to allow Derenz Transport, LLC to move a 27-foot-wide piece of industrial cooling equipment from the rest area on southbound Interstate 75/71 (I-75/71) in Boone County to the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.
At 9 a.m., CVE will escort the vehicle to southbound U.S. 62 via Exit 126 in Georgetown. Travel will continue westbound on U.S. 460 (Georgetown bypass) to southbound U.S. 62 to westbound I-64 at Exit 69 near Midway. From there, the motorcade will take westbound I-64 to Exit 53 to travel south on U.S. 127 to Exit 59 of the Bluegrass Parkway near Lawrenceburg. Travel on the Bluegrass Parkway will end at Exit 1, the interchange with I-65 near Elizabethtown, and will continue south on I-65 to Tennessee.
Due to the width of the load, CVE will escort the tractor-trailer with two marked vehicles in front and two marked vehicles behind while in Kentucky. Additional law enforcement agencies will travel ahead to temporarily block traffic on U.S. 62, U.S. 460, I-64, U.S. 127 and the Bluegrass Parkway as the motorcade will occupy the entire width of the route or all lanes in its direction of travel. On I-75 and I-65, which have three lanes in each direction, the load will span the center and right lanes as well as part of the shoulder.
The exact timing for the road and lane blockages along each point of the route is not yet available but KYTC will provide updates as often as possible to help motorists avoid traffic delays.
All overweight/over-dimensional travel is subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies and factors beyond the control of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet or Kentucky State Police.
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