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 TRAFFIC ALERT – Traffic Warnings for Pennyrile Parkway and KY 189

WESTERN Ky. (05/01/2015) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued two warnings for drivers traveling on KY 189 in Christian County and Pennyrile Parkway in Webster County.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 189/Oval Road in CHRISTIAN County on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

KY 189/Oval Road will be closed near the 3 mile marker to allow the replacement of a large cross drain southeast of the Fearsville Community. This is along KY 189/Oval Road between KY 1682/Antioch Road and KY 107/Greenville Road.

The roadway is expected to close at approximately 8:00 a.m., CDT. It is expected to reopen to traffic around 3:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Local access for property owners will be maintained on each side of the closure point. There will be no marked detour.

Regarding the Pennyrile Parkway traffic alert, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along a work zone on the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in WEBSTER County on Monday, May 4,. 2015, to be followed by asphalt paving on Tuesday.

This traffic shift for both northbound and southbound traffic is for a 2-mile long work zone that runs from mile point 59.289 near the Deer Creek Bridge extending northward to mile point 61.850 just south of the KY 56 Exit 63 Sebree Interchange.

Traffic in this work zone is now running in the left-hand or passing lane. Traffic in this work zone will move to the right-had or driving lane on Monday. This will allow asphalt paving to begin on Tuesday.

This work zone is immediately to the south of, and adjacent to, the Pennyrile Parkway/KY 56 Exit 63 Sebree Interchange upgrade project. There will be a lane shift between these contiguous work zones. The contractors on these adjoining projects will coordinate traffic control to make the work zone transition as user-friendly as possible.

This work zone includes a strictly enforced 55 mile per hour speed limit with double fines and an enhanced enforcement presence. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

Road Builders, LLC, of Greenville is the prime contractor on this $1.78 million highway improvement project.

Once the paving phase starts the project should be completed in about 2 to 3 weeks, weather permitting. This rehabilitation project will also bring this section up to current standards to allow it to eventually become part of Interstate 69.

Information provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Posted by J.L. Graham
KenCo News