Drain replacement to close Lee County road for five days

Road will be blocked during overnight hours as well, requiring detour between Beattyville and Irvine

LEE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Drivers who use KY 52 in Lee County on Hatton Holler Hill between Beattyville and Irvine will have to find an alternate route beginning Monday, Oct. 18. The road will be closed at milepoint 4.2 through Friday, Oct. 22, for replacement of a drainage structure.

The project location is between KY 2453 (Old Landing Road) and KY 399 (Heidelberg Road). All travel between Beattyville and Irvine will be impacted, as will traffic from Lee or Owsley counties attempting to reach Richmond.

Due to the nature of the project, the road will be closed during evening and overnight hours, not just when workers are present.

No signed detour will be posted. Drivers can use KY 11, the Mountain Parkway, KY 82, and KY 89 through Wolfe and Powell counties via Clay City as an alternate route to bypass the closure. Electronic message boards will be placed to alert drivers to the closure.

Around 1,000 vehicles use this portion of KY 52 each day.

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