Pike County road to be closed 10 days to repair road-bed collapse

Collapsed road foundation in Pike County/State engineers

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Starting Monday, July 20, Smith Fork Road — KY 3419 — in Pike County will be closed each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to through traffic at mile point 1.2.

Crews from Geotechnical Services International will build a soil nail wall to reinforce the embankment and strengthen the roadway, which has been reduced to one lane due to severe pavement settlement.

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The work is expected to take 10 days but could take longer depending on weather and other factors, according to the state.

“We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause people who use the road every day,”

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Highway District 12 Section Engineer Vince Hayes said. “You will be able to drive from KY 194 to the work zone, but not through it. Likewise, you will be able to travel Smith Fork Road from KY 632 to the work zone, but not through it. This temporary inconvenience will allow the contractor room to work so that this section of highway can be restored to a safe, stable condition.”