A section of Husband Road and Clark Line Road in southeast McCracken County near the Paducah Floodwall will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 8, by a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The roads will be closed where they meet north of the Paducah Floodwall. This closure is south of the Interstate 24 Exit 11 Interchange. Husband and Clark Line roads are expected to be closed at the floodwall for about four weeks, weather permitting.
There will be a marked detour for Husband Road via Oaks Road. Clark Line Road will be signed as a dead end where it connects to Old Mayfield Road until this phase of work is completed.
This work is part of an ongoing Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) along Husband Road from Hardmoney Road to just north of the Clark Line Road intersection. It includes improving roadway alignment at the Clark Line Road intersection and the Paducah Floodwall crossing as well as additional shoulder and cross drain improvements. This three-mile section of Husband Road was selected for safety improvements due to its crash history. A study found 18 reported crashes, seven with injuries, at the intersection with Clark Line Road at the Paducah Floodwall.
Based on the frequency that the guardrail had to be replaced, there were likely a number of unreported crashes at the north end of the project area. Police reports indicated another five crashes with one reported injury near the Husband Road intersection with Krebs Station Road.
Another 11 crashes with five injuries were reported along the project area between Hardmoney Road and the Krebs Station Road intersection.
Jim Smith Contracting Company LLC is the prime contractor on this $1.68 million project. The target completion date is Jan. 15.