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Hopkins County Interchange Nears Completion


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers report work on the new full-flow interchange connecting Interstate 69 with the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Hopkins County is about 60 percent complete. The interchange is one of about 10 major construction projects expanding the footprint of I-69 through Kentucky. 

This week the contractor started placing beams on two new bridges. Motorists traveling through the existing interchange south of Madisonville may experience minor delays over the next two weeks. A few weeks after beams are placed on the new overpasses, southbound Pennyrile Parkway traffic to southbound I-69 will be moved to one of the new ramps nearing completion.  

The move to the new ramp will also allow the old ramp to be removed so work can start on additional connections for the new interchange. Kentucky now has 55 miles of I-69. The interchange project in Hopkins County is aimed to extend the highway northward along the Pennyrile toward Henderson and southward along the Purchase Parkway toward Fulton, eventually covering about 150 miles through Kentucky.

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