Fleming County road closed since January, could be open by early May

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FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 19, to replace a deteriorated culvert bridge and reopen KY 681 – Buchanan Road – in Fleming County.

The road has been closed at mile point 1.9 since Jan. 15, after Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers determined the culvert presented a safety hazard. It was among several such bridges closed around Kentucky at that time on the basis of a statewide analysis of steel culverts.

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Other than final resurfacing, the replacement culvert should be installed within about two weeks, barring unforeseeable delays.

Motorists are advised to exercise heightened caution in and around the work zone.