If you were looking to take your usual quick way to Hartford on the Natcher Parkway, you will need to consider an alternate route.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has temporarily closed the southbound on ramp to Bowling Green and the off ramp from Owensboro, exit 50 at Hartford.

Commuters have a few choices, take US 231 or take the Beaver Dam exit that gets your onto the Western Kentucky Parkway. Now if you are in Hartford and you want to head back to Owensboro the quicker way, you can still get on the northbound on ramp. And if you're coming back from Bowling Green and want to exit at Hartford, you're all good.

This work is part of the initial upgrades to the Natcher that will become Interstate 165 in the future.

The KYTC will proved an update on when the southbound ramps will reopen at which point the northbound ramps (heading north to Owensboro, exiting from Bowling Green) are expected be closed for the same upgrades.