I-75 widening project in Laurel County begins Nov. 4

Posted at 2:20 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 14:24:56-04

LONDON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A large construction project in northern Laurel County will soon affect drivers.

The $67.4 million project is set to begin on Monday, Nov. 4, and when completed, this section of I-75 will grow from four to six lanes and connect two adjacent segments of existing six-lane traffic. The new segment runs from just south of KY 909 to London, covering about 7.29 miles of roadway.

Planned improvements include widening between mile points 40.7 and 48, adding two new bridges on U.S. 25 over the interstate and adding truck climbing lanes at a steep grade in the roadway near Woods Creek Lake Dam.

Lane closures will be in effect in both northbound and southbound directions of Interstate 75 between mile points 40.0 to 49.0 beginning Monday, November 4, and they are expected to conclude Friday, Nov. 8. Work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.

The lane closures are needed for milling and asphalt paving operations. Motorists also need to be aware that the speed limit will be reduced to 55 miles per hour in the work zone, and double fines will be enforced.