Interstate 75 closure in Rockcastle Co. scheduled for Sunday

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed Sunday, Jan. 21, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

KYTC says the closure will allow crews to perform a structural review of the KY 1505 overpass that is currently under construction.

The inspection is due to a vehicle crash that occurred beneath the structure on Jan. 9, according to KYTC. They say the original inspection date scheduled for Jan. 12 was delayed due to inclement weather.

KYTC says the closure will begin at approximately 7 a.m. EST and will reopen by 11 a.m. EST and will consist of all southbound travel lanes along with the left (inside) northbound lane being closed to traffic.

Motorists traveling on I-75 south will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75 in Mt. Vernon, according to KYTC.

KYTC says the KY 1505 bridge replacement is part of the ongoing $31 million I-75 widening project between mile points 64.5 to 69.

The date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.

Traffic information for the District 8 counties is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.

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