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Paving Set For Tuesday At Crash, Spill Site

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says lanes will be restricted on I-165 in Daviess County

Paving is planned for Tuesday on a Daviess County, Kentucky highway damaged by a crash last week. WNIN’s John Gibson has the update:

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews will pave the section of Interstate 165 damaged on Thursday, when a truck crashed and spilled about 500 gallons of molten aluminum.

The spill and cleanup forced the northbound lanes of the interstate to be closed most of the day.

Once the material was removed, crews were able to reopen the highway for a busy weekend -- when the ROMP Festival was held in Owensboro.

The transportation cabinet says crews will return to the scene tomorrow (Tues), put down a new top layer of asphalt, and restore the roadway.

Single lane closures are expected on northbound I-165 near the bridge over Fairview Drive.

Lanes will be paved one at a time, and the work is expected to wrap up by the end of Tuesday.

More: During final cleanup of the crash site, damage to a drainage tile under the southbound lanes of the interstate was discovered. That damage does not impact traffic safety and does not require immediate attention, but KYTC does plan to address the damage later this summer.