Published on June 22, 2015

Traffic Alert: Natcher Parkway southbound ramp closed at U.S. 60

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the westbound US 60 Ramp to the Natcher Parkway southbound lanes at Owensboro effective immediately.

A KYTC crew responded to reports that heavy rain had eroded the embankment along the ramp over the weekend.  On investigation they found erosion had undermined the ramp leaving a 3 to 4 ft. void underneath the pavement.  This area has experienced erosion issues in the past that required repair.  However, recent rains had damaged the integrity of the roadway creating a safety hazard for passing traffic.

The KYTC Daviess County Highway Maintenance Crew is closing the US 60 westbound ramp to the Natcher Parkway southbound until further notice.  It may take several weeks to complete extensive repairs required at the site.

This ramp is in the US 60 Exit 12 and Natcher Parkway Exit 72 Interchange at Owensboro.

Westbound motorists on US 60 who wish to access the Natcher Parkway southbound lanes should continue on US 60 to the US 231 Interchange, then loop back to use the eastbound US 60 ramp to access the Natcher Parkway southbound lanes.  Again, this detour may be in place for several weeks while extensive repairs can be planed and completed.

Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.

This information was provided courtesy of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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