Expect nighttime construction, lane closures, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. July 10-24
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (July 10, 2023) – Work starts tonight on a $1.6 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway improvement project along US 60 (12th/13th Street) and US 23 near downtown Ashland.
Over the next two to three weeks, Tri-State travelers should expect nighttime paving work, lane closures, and delays as contractors resurface 12th and 13th streets from Oakview-Pollard roads to Winchester Avenue (US 23) and US 23 between the Greenup-Winchester avenue split and the Greenup County line.
TIMELINE & TRAFFIC IMPACTS
Beginning tonight, Monday, July 10, paving will start on 13th Street (US 60) at the Oakview Road intersection. Crews will work overnight from 7 p.m. each night until about 6 a.m. each day through Saturday morning, July 15, or until complete. Weather issues could push work into the following week.
Crews will close several travel lanes at time on the multi-lane portions of 12th and 13th streets downtown between Oakview Road and Winchester Avenue. Traffic could be one lane, flagged, and some intersections could be blocked at times.
When traveling in the work zone, motorists should be prepared to use different lanes for turning or for thru traffic than they might normally use. Daytime travel will be on rough, milled pavement surfaces. Please slow down, watch for signs, heed directions of flaggers, and use caution.
Beginning around Monday night, July 17, or after – once work on US 60 is complete – crews will start paving all four lanes of US 23 from the Greenup-Winchester avenue split in downtown Ashland to the Greenup County line.
Again, work and lane closures will take place each weeknight from about 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. through July 24, or until complete. Traffic on US 23 will be maintained in one lane each direction through work areas, but delays are expected.
Once paving is complete, traffic changes could continue for several days as crews complete final pavement markings and other work.
The project has been scheduled at night to lessen traffic impacts on the highly-traveled routes – as many as 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles a day use US 60 and US 23 in the region – but traffic issues are still likely, especially in the early evening or morning hours closest to rush hour. Motorists should plan for delays or adjust their travel accordingly.
The highway improvement project is being done by Mountain Enterprises, Inc., under a $1,583,454.15 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract.
Road work schedules may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Motorists are asked to drive with caution to protect themselves and workers when traveling.
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