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May 21, 2018

SHOULDER STABILIZATION ON KY 3 IN LAWRENCE COUNTY STARTS TODAY, MONDAY, MAY 21


LAWRENCE COUNTY – Sunday, May 20, 2018 – A two-week shoulder stabilization project starts today, Monday, May 21, on KY 3 in Lawrence County. The work zone is at mile point 21.26.

For the next two weeks traffic will be one lane in the work zone. Work hours will be from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Motorists will experience minor delays due to traffic taking turns in the open lane. “This section of roadway was damaged during the February 9-12 flood event,” said Tim Spencer, engineer at the Paintsville Section Office. “We ask people to be patient with this temporary inconvenience. The roadway will be safer and easier to drive once this work is completed.”

Spring and summer maintenance and construction season is under way. Work zones will appear more often on D12’s roadways throughout the coming months. Motorists are advised to slow down and follow directional signs and flaggers as soon as they realize they are coming upon a work zone. “We depend on drivers to help us make sure everyone travels safely through the work zones,” Spencer said. “Highway safety is a partnership. Remember: buckle up, phone down. Be safe out there!”

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Date changed for new bridge construction on Mattie Road in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Monday, May 21, 2018 – County Road 1202 (Mattie Road) will close for 15 calendar days starting May 29, weather permitting, for installation of the aluminum box culvert. Motorists will need to use a detour during this time. This job was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, but was rescheduled due to Election Day.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is building the county a new bridge on CR 1202, over the Right Fork of Little Blaine Creek, 0.38 miles west of Ash Branch Road (CR 1161). Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $453,863.51.

The contractor has been on site doing grade and drain work in preparation for installation of the box culvert bridge. The contract calls for the road to be closed for 15 calendar days to finish installation and paving. Work to finish the project can be done afterwards with the roadway open to traffic.

Once it is built, the bridge becomes the property of the Lawrence County Fiscal Court, which will be responsible for maintenance of the structure.

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