31W Bypass work to begin

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Motorists can expect lane closures

Rehabilitation work on a portion of Elizabethtown’s U.S. 31W Bypass is set to begin this week as contract crews execute an eight-phase project that will wrap up by the end of September.  

Hall Contracting off Kentucky Inc. was awarded the project’s contract in December 2010 at a cost of $9.3 million.

At completion, 2.5 miles of the bypass will be resurfaced from Ky. 1136 – New Glendale Road — to just north of Ky. 1357 – St. John Road. Bypass ramps will be resurfaced at the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway and U.S. 62.

Motorists traveling on this section of the U.S. 31W Bypass should be alert to construction signs that will be in place beginning Monday. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the week. As the project progresses, some work will be conducted on a 24-hour schedule. Lane shifts and closures will be required.

The Department of Highways District 4 office will provide updates to local media and other associated agencies throughout the project’s duration.