The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that starting this Sunday night, Jan. 6, southbound I-75 only traffic will be shifted from the current driving lanes onto the newly constructed lanes between mile points 59 to 55.
In addition, the southbound I-75 on-ramp at Exit 59 will be closed for a few hours until all traffic has been safely shifted and all traffic control devices have been moved.
Motorists are advised to pay close attention to signage and are reminded that speed limits are currently reduced along I-75 to 55 mph.
The date of the traffic shift may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.
The $80.9 million project, which began earlier this year, will widen the section of I-75 at mile points 64.5 to 55.7 in both directions from four lanes to six lanes. L-M Asphalt Partners LTC., d/b/a ATS Construction, of Lexington was awarded the contract and has an anticipated completion date for October 2020.