More construction plans for I-69 project announced

Published: Jan. 10, 2014 at 12:50 AM CST|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 9:27 PM CDT
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Kentucky transportation crews announced more construction plans for the I-69 project.

On Thursday, 14 News learned Hazex Construction Co., of Henderson, is the presumed low bidder for completing an interchange at the Robards exit on the Pennyrile Parkway.

Crews said Exit-68 will undergo construction to make it suitable for interstate standards.

That project is expected to be about $5-million.

Crews will also plan to build a new interchange just south of Madisonville on the Pennyrile and I-69.

That $29-million project would change the current cloverleaf to a "full flow interchange" which will allow drivers to go faster.

Residents in the area are excited the I-69 project is moving forward.

"I think it is going to be a big improvement to traffic and everything as far as moving freight around," said Jeff Jewell. "It's going to be a big access to everything. I believe it is going to help the community and everything."

Completing these interchanges are all part of the plan to continue work on I-69.

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