Road work on I-75 to slow traffic in Fayette, Madison counties Saturday


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.

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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.

Fayette County

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

Madison County

KY 52:

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.