A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an extended closure of U.S. 45-Business where it connects to the U.S. 45-Bypass here, starting Monday.
U.S. 45-Business will be closed to all traffic near the Macedonia Road intersection starting at 9 a.m. Monday, for up to six weeks. This closure of U.S. 45-Business in the U.S. 45-Bypass/Ky. 80-Bypass work zone at the southwest edge of Mayfield is to allow additional earth work for construction of the new intersection.
This work at the U.S. 45-Bypass/U.S. 45-Business Interchange is part of construction of the New Ky. 80 Mayfield Bypass.
The new traffic configuration will require motorists in downtown Mayfield seeking to head south on U.S. 45-Business to detour via Ky. 80 West to I-69 South at Mayfield Exit 22, then travel south on I-69 to the U.S. 45-Bypass to proceed south on 45.
Motorists traveling north on U.S. 45 from Fulton, Wingo, and Pryorsburg will turn north on the U.S. 45-Bypass to I-69 North, then take Exit 22 to follow Ky. 80 East into downtown Mayfield to reconnect to U.S. 45-Business.
The contractor will be using industrial-sized trucks and heavy equipment to complete grade and drain work for the new intersection. Caution is required throughout the work zone where equipment, flaggers and other construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic.
Jim Smith Contracting is the prime contractor on a $14.2 million project to construct the new KY 80-Bypass. The target completion date is Nov. 15, 2020. At this time, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, construction of the new roadway is estimated to be about 65 percent complete.