The expected traffic impacts in District 3 for August 12 through August 16 are listed below. All work is subject to change. For more information check out the new GoKY.ky.gov. Follow District 3 on Twitter @kytcdistrict3 and Facebook @kytcdistrict3.

Interstate 65

Beginning Sunday night from mile marker 3 to mile marker 14 in both directions, crews will be patching multiple bridges ends. The work is expected to take multiple nights and is weather dependent. Crews will start at 6 p.m.

Interstate 165

Resurfacing is continuing from exit 7 to the Butler County line in both directions. Lane closures are in place. Motorists should slow down and use caution.

Logan County

KY 1038 Plainview Church Road (mile point 0-8) - Crews will be slope mowing in this area. Motorists could experience some short delays. A one-lane roadway will be controlled by flaggers during this work.

KY 765 Conn Road (mile point 1.6-2.6) – Starting Monday, August 19th through August 23rd the road will be closed to allow crews to replace a large culvert. Motorists will need to seek an alternate route during this work. Message boards are being installed in advance to warn motorists.

Simpson County

KY 73 Rapids Road from the Tennessee State line to I-65 bridge - Crews will be present and working on a resurfacing project in the area. Flaggers will be present and traffic down to one while crews are present.

Todd County

U.S. 68 – The preventive maintenance project from the Christian County line to near the 11-mile point will still have lane closures up next week. Please slow down and use caution while traveling in this area.

U.S. 79 (mile point 8.2) – Lane closures are expected to take place next week to widen the turn lanes.

KY 507 Highland Lick Road mile point (4.5-11.5) - Crews will continue ditching and shouldering operations. Motorists could experience some short delays. A one-lane roadway will be controlled by flaggers during this work.

U.S. 68 intersection with KY 181 – Lane closures will be in place as a project to create offsetting turn lanes is expected to start soon. Some preparation work will begin next week.

U.S. 68 intersection with KY 73 - A project to enhance the safety at the intersection of U.S. 68 and KY 73 in Logan County is set to begin August 12, weather permitting. The project restricts aggressive and potentially dangerous traffic movements at the intersection by modifying the intersection to become a Restricted Crossing U-turn (RCUT).

The RCUT intersection prohibits direct left turns from the side street and creates a two-stage process for left turns and straight through movements from the side street. Motorists turning left or traveling straight across the intersection will turn right to proceed to the custom left turn lane provided to make a U-turn. Once in the left turn lane, motorists will complete the U-turn when traffic is clear. The RCUT intersection improves sight distance and allows motorists to focus on traffic coming from one way at a time.

“Part of KYTC’s mission statement is to provide a safe, efficient transportation system,” said Joe Plunk, Chief District Engineer for District 3. “When the community brought the safety concerns to our attention last year, our team immediately sought solutions to enhance the safety of the intersection while keeping in mind that US-68 is the highest traveled roadway in Logan County. Our engineering team studied the intersection and the RCUT is the best solution for that particular intersection. The two-step process of using an RCUT allows motorists, including large trucks, to safely cross the four-lane roadway one direction at a time. ”

The construction is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete. Motorists should expect lane closures, different traffic movements and should use caution while in the construction zone.