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Railroad Work to Create One Lane Traffic on US 41 Between Hopkinsville and Ft. Campbell
Posted: 18-Aug-2009 12:19AM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 2 on August 3, 2009:

Railroad Work to Create One Lane Traffic on US 41 Between Hopkinsville and Ft. Campbell
Rail overpass to require traffic shift starting August 6th
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Alltrack, Inc., plans to replace railroad ties and rails along the railroad overpass on US 41-A/Ft. Campbell Boulevard between Hopkinsville and Ft. Campbell starting August 6, 2009.
The overpass is at US 41-A mile point 8.8. To facilitate this rail work both northbound lanes will be closed with the southbound lanes converted to 2-lane traffic during daytime hours. Traffic will be shifted at crossover points that will be widened to handle traffic flow.
Northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes at the median crossover at Nova Dell Way, the entrance to Nova Dell subdivision. One lane of traffic will then be maintained in each direction along the southbound lanes in the work zone.
Northbound traffic will cross back over to the northbound lanes at the median crossover just north of the KY 1027/Long Pond Road intersection.
Flaggers will be stationed at the crossover points on the detour to assist with traffic flow. The speed limit at the crossovers will be 15 miles per hour with a 45 mile per hour speed limit all along the work zone. An enhanced law enforcement presence has been requested for this work zone.
The rail line improvement work will be done during daylight hours only. All lanes will be reopened to traffic at night. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH along the work zone.
Motorists are asked to use extreme caution and practice extreme patience in this work zone. Delays are likely during peak travel times.
Again, this work zone will be in place during daylight hours and all lanes will be reopened to traffic at night to maintain safety. This phase of the work is expected be complete by about August 15th, weather permitting.
Approximately 17,000 vehicles travel this section of US 41-Alternate/Ft. Campbell Boulevard in an average day. Due to the heavy traffic flow delays are possible during the work as traffic transitions through the crossovers.
Once work is complete over the northbound lanes, the Alltrack crew will take a break with plans to return to complete their work over the southbound lanes. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide ample advance notice to the public before work starts on the southbound portion of the overpass.
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