Local traffic only on Mason County roadway during construction project

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FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ)- State traffic officials are letting drivers in Mason County know about a change on a local roadway.

Crews say Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) in Maysville will be closed at Hollan Circle and restricted to local traffic only next week while contractors join sections of new pavement across the existing highway.

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The work is part of an ongoing $6 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reconstruction project. About 1.5 miles of Maple Lead Road is being rebuilt between US 62 and the AA Highway. Since spring, contractors have maintained traffic along the existing highway while constructing the new highway on either side.

The next step is to join each section of new roadway by paving across Maple Leaf Road’s existing travel lanes, which will require the road to be closed to all thru traffic for several days.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 9, Maple Leaf Road will be closed at Hollan Circle. Motorists should note the following detours:

–        Motorists who need to reach homes or businesses on Hollan Circle or between the US 62 intersection and Hollan Circle will need to access Maple Leaf Road from the US 62 end.

–        Motorists who need to reach homes or businesses between the AA Highway intersection and Hollan Circle will need to access Maple Leaf Road from the AA end.

–        A short, temporary gravel roadway will be used during this time to maintain traffic to Mefford Heights and the Maysville Nazarene Church.

Once the project is complete next year, the project will include a new, wider roadway for improved safety, capacity and downtown access. Other improvements include a center turn lane, an 8-foot multi-use path on the north side, and a sidewalk between Chenault and Straub on the south side.

Motorists should watch for heavy equipment crossing the road, and intermittent flagged traffic at various locations throughout winter.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.