I-75 Widening Project in Laurel County Complete – The Interior Journal

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KENTUCKY TODAY

A three-year project to widen Interstate 75 in Laurel County wrapped up over the weekend, giving Kentucky drivers a safer and more efficient way to navigate the busy north-south route .

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The $120 million Laurel County projects, split into a north and south section, widened a 14-mile stretch from four to six lanes in both directions. In northern Laurel County, work included widening 10 miles of road south from KY 909 at Junction 41 in London, building two new bridges over US 25 and adding lanes to truck climbing near the dam at Woods Creek Lake where the roadway is steep.

The I-75 Widening Project in South Laurel County, which was completed in December 2021, widened four miles in both directions and included rebuilding bridges over the Little Laurel River.

“I am thrilled to announce the completion of the I-75 Widening Project in Laurel County, which allows for more efficient travel along this vital regional and national trade corridor,” Governor Andy Beshear said. . “Now travelers have a seamless, wider route to help them get from Corbin to Covington.”

In 2020, more than 13 miles of I-75 were widened in Rockcastle County, including the replacement of five bridges and overpasses, new truck climbing lanes, and new traffic cameras at exits 62 and 59 , which serve the Mt. Vernon area.

“Travellers will soon reap the rewards of years of building on this transformative project that will make travel more efficient and provide more routes to get where you need to go faster,” said Cabinet Secretary for Transport Jim Gray.

LM Asphalt Partners LTC., d/b/a ATS Construction, of Lexington has been hired to complete both sections of the Laurel County I-75 widening project.

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