UPDATE POSTED JUNE 11, 2021 AT 4:26 P.M.
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – US 60 east has reopened in Rowan County following a culvert replacement. The highway is sill one lane at Glenwood Hollow, or mile marker 16, with traffic controlled by temporary signals. Expect delays and use caution while driving in the work zone.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED MAY 28, 2021 AT 2:08 P.M.
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will temporarily close part of US 60 east in Rowan County on Tuesday for nearly two weeks to replace a deep culvert under the highway.
Beginning June 1 and continuing through June 12, contractors will close US 60 just west of Glenwood Hollow Road (about a mile from the county line at milepoint 16.22) to excavate the highway, remove a deteriorated concrete culvert, pour concrete to build a new culvert, then backfill and rebuild the road.
Contractors will work to reopen the road as quickly as possible, but due to the culvert’s depth and the time required for excavation and concrete curing, US 60 could remain closed for up to 12 days.
All through traffic and commercial trucks should detour using I-64 between Morehead and Olive Hill. Local motorists should seek alternate routes such as I-64, or KY 3296 and KY 174 through Haldeman (not suited for commercial traffic), or others.
The work is part of a $2.2 million federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project along seven miles of US 60 from Bramblewood Lane to the Carter County line that will widen shoulders, remove trees and other roadside obstacles, add better drainage, signage and guardrail, improve curves, and provide new blacktop. The project is being done by Frederick and May Construction Co., Inc., under a low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract.