LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of scheduled High Friction Surface installations this weekend.
Operations will begin in Fayette County, and continue in Madison County. A wear-resistant surface is applied to the asphalt that serves to improve safety, especially in wet conditions.
According to the state, the plans are:
Saturday, August 22 – 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
o work may continue on Sunday, August 23, if deemed necessary
o hours of work for Sunday will be 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Interstate 75 Southbound to Interstate 64 Westbound Ramp:
o installations will begin with Ramp #821 located between milepoints 0.579 and 0.799
o this is milepoint 75 on Interstate 64 and milepoint 117 on Interstate 75
o appropriate signage will be in place to guide and direct the traveling public
o the ramp will not be closed
o motorists should expect moving at a slower pace than usual
o installations will continue for KY 52 between milepoints 3.99 and 4.401
o one lane will be closed at a time
o flaggers will be onsite to guide and direct motorists
All work, and closures are scheduled on a tentative basis, and subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.