The new Pennyrile Parkway/KY 56 Exit 63 Interchange at Sebree is one step closer to completion. The contractor has opened two of the new ramps in the reconstructed interchange. The ramp from southbound Pennyrile Parkway to KY56 is now open, as well as the northbound exit ramp from the Pennyrile to KY 56. Motorists should be alert for changes in traffic flow the opening of these new ramps will bring to the interchange. The old loop ramps for these traffic movements are now closed and will be removed. The old loop ramps go back to the early days of the parkway when traffic was required to stop at the bottom of the ramp to pay a toll. Moving traffic to the new ramps is a major step in the reconstruction process aimed at converting the interchange to a diamond configuration. The improvements are part of about $260 million in projects aimed at gaining Federal Highway Administration approval to extend Interstate 69 northward along the Pennyrile and southward along the Purchase Parkway. While these new ramps in the Pennyrile Parkway/KY 56 Sebree Exit 63 Interchange are open, motorists are reminded that the interchange continues to be an active work zone. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Traffic from KY 56 attempting to enter the Pennyrile Parkway at this interchange is expected to continue running on the exiting loop ramps for several more weeks as construction of new ramps for those traffic movements continues. There is also seeding and other finish work remaining along the newly opened ramps. Dumey Construction of Benton, MO, is the prime contractor on the $10 million interchange reconstruction project. Pennyrile Parkway Exit 63 is one of several interchanges along the I-69 Corridor in Kentucky that were originally designed to accommodate drivers who were slowing and stopping at toll plazas. The new diamond design will better accommodate vehicles exiting and entering at 70 mph Interstate speeds.