ADVISORY: Work to temporarily close KY 1626, KY 955, KY 1444 in Carter County

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CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Motorists should expect temporary closures on KY 1626, KY 955, and KY 1444 in Carter County the next two weeks for roadway and bridge repairs.

  • KY 1626 (Dry Branch) will be closed about a half mile from US 60 on the Olive Hill end (milepoint 3.6) beginning Tuesday morning, March 2, through Thursday afternoon, March 4, for a bridge repair. Through traffic may detour using US 60, KY 3296 (Trumbo Road), and KY 174.
  • KY 955 (Jacobs Fork) will be closed about a mile from KY 174 at Lawton (milepoint 5.2) between Rastoreer and Dolphin roads Wednesday through Friday, March 3-5, as crews install T-rail beside the road to repair the embankment. The road will remain closed at the work site until all work is complete. Detour via local or alternate routes.
  • KY 1444 will be closed the week of March 8 about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day between its KY 7 and KY 773 intersections to replace multiple drainage pipes. Message boards will be used to note where daily road closures will occur and to communicate any schedule changes. When the road is closed, motorists may detour through Grayson using KY 7 and KY 773.

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.

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