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Les Dixon
Information Officer
District 11 - Name
606-598-2145 – Office

Alternating lane closures will occur on I-75 southbound in Whitley County beginning Saturday, August 17

MANCHESTER, Ky. (August 12, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that alternating lane closures will occur on I-75 southbound (mile points 2.683 – 2.398) beginning Saturday, August 17, and is expected to conclude Friday, August, 23.

The lane closures are necessary to replace concrete bridge joints. The contractor will work with lane closures in place continuously until the project is completed.

Also, lane widths will be reduced to 12 feet. No wide loads over 10 feet will be allowed through the work zone. The suggested wide load detour route will be U.S. 25E in Corbin.

Motorists also need to be aware that the speed limit will be reduced to 55 miles per hour in the work zone, and double fines will be enforced.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expected delays, and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area.

The date and time could be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at or contribute their reports at or via the Waze mobile application. You can also get traffic information for District 11 counties at or by following us on Twitter at

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