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July 6, 2018

LAWRENCE COUNTY – Friday, July 6, 2018  -- KY 3 North at the 21 mile marker will be closed for several hours starting at 8:30 this morning.

Highway District 12's contractor, GSI, has been repairing an embankment failure along this stretch of highway, using the soil nail process which involves drilling rebar underneath the roadway. In the process, Superintendent Todd Moran said the crew discovered a failed cross drain.

"We decided to replace the cross drain while we are working at this site instead of waiting until the embankment repair is finished," he said.

The work zone site will be closed to all traffic for two or three hours while the maintenance crew opens the pavement, removes the damaged cross drain, and installs a new one.

When the new cross drain is covered and the pavement replaced, the road will re-open to one-lane traffic.

The site is north of Hester Gap Hill, two miles south of Fallsburg. The site is at the 21 mile marker and Fallsburg is at the 23 mile marker.

"So if you are going from Fallsburg toward Louisa," Moran said. "You will need to take another route this morning. We are sorry for the last-minute notice, but we didn't realize what bad shape the  cross drain is in until the GSI crew got to that point in their work."



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