Interstate 75 closure in Rockcastle County scheduled for Jan. 9 – 10

Published 8:56 am Monday, January 8, 2018

Nighttime closure for setting of bridge beams


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SOMERSET – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed beginning Jan. 9 to allow crews to set bridge beams for the KY 1505 bridge reconstruction project.

The closure will begin at approximately 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and will reopen by 6 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 10 and will consist of all southbound lanes along with the left (inside) northbound lane being closed to traffic.

Motorists traveling on I-75 south will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75 in Mt. Vernon.

In addition, on Thursday, Jan. 11 crews will perform a series of rolling road blocks on all northbound lanes beginning at approximately 10 a.m. EST. These rolling road blocks will last approximately 15 minutes and will occur periodically throughout the day.  

The KY 1505 bridge replacement is part of the ongoing $31 million I-75 widening project between mile points 64.5 to 69.

The date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at or contribute their own reports at or via the Waze mobile application.

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