Lane closures expected on Interstate 65 Monday night in Bowling Green

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Lane closures on Interstate 65 near the exit 20 interchange at I-165 (formerly William H. Natcher Parkway) in Bowling Green are expected to be begin Monday at 8:00 p.m.

The lane closures are necessary so contract crews can update the signs for the I-165 designation.

Officials say lane closures are expected to begin in the southbound direction. . Motorists should slow down in this area and use caution as workers will be present.

The project to sign the entire length of the William H. Natcher Parkway to I-165 begin last week and is expected to continue for the next couple of weeks.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas announced in September of 2018 an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to officially designate the Natcher Parkway as I-165. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Congressman Brett Guthrie announced the initiative to designate the Natcher Parkway as an interstate spur at an event in Owensboro in August of 2016.