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Interstate 75 closure in Rockcastle Co. set for 22-24 May 2017

Nighttime closure for bridge demolition
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By Amber Hale, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Somerset, KY

SOMERSET, KY (15 May 2017) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed for two nights beginning May 22 to allow for demolition of the KY 3275 bridge.

I-75 south will be closed to traffic beginning at 10 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 22 and will reopen by 5amCT/6amET on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. I-75 north will be closed from 8pmCT/9pmET on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 until 5amCT/6amET6 EDT on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Motorists traveling on I-75 south will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75.

Motorists traveling on I-75 north will detour via Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75.

In addition, KY 3275 (Hurricane School Road) will be closed to through traffic at mile point 0.7 beginning on Monday, May 22 at 8 a.m. EDT. A signed detour route will be in place. KY 3275 will reopen to traffic upon completion of the new overpass which is expected to be completed by Sept. 1.

The KY 3275 bridge replacement is part of the ongoing $31 million I-75 widening project between mile points 64.5 to 69.

The date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at or contribute their own reports at < href=> or via the Waze mobile application.

Traffic information for the District 8 counties is also available at or by following us on Twitter at

This story was posted on 2017-05-16 02:37:56
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