Cable barrier project to begin on I-71 in Henry County

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to install eight miles of median cable barriers on Interstate 71 in Henry and Trimble Counties. The project extends from mile marker 30.7 in Henry County to mile marker 38.7 in Trimble County.

Construction is scheduled to begin the week of June 10. Crews will work in the left lane of I-71 in both directions. Lane closures are possible 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and  7 p.m.-9 a.m. Friday through Saturday. Shoulder closures are possible during daytime hours.

Cable barriers have been proven to improve safety by reducing the number of crossover crashes on median divided highways.

George B. Stone Company LLC was awarded this contract in the amount of $1.02 million. Construction is scheduled for completion by September 2019.

The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Visit goky.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5 .