KYTC awards $2.7 million to pave US 23 in northern Greenup County

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $2.7 million highway improvement project to resurface more than five miles of US 23 in northern Greenup County.

Motorists should expect traffic impacts to start next week and continue through June.

On or around Thursday, June 3, contractors will begin paving operations on the four-lane Country Music Highway (US 23) from Ohio River Road (KY 3116) to Siloam curve.

Crews will start laying new blacktop on the northbound lanes of US 23 at Ohio River Road, just north of the AA Highway (KY 10) intersection, and work one lane at a time toward Siloam. Paving will then take place on US 23’s southbound lanes, working from Siloam back toward Ohio River Road.

During paving, one lane of US 23 will be closed where crews are working and speed limits will be reduced in work zones. Motorists should slow down to protect themselves and workers, and be mindful of increased traffic congestion and delays. Approximately 7,000 vehicles a day use the highway through the area.

The paving project is being done under a $2,660,830.55 low-bid contract awarded to Mountain Enterprises, Inc.

A second paving project will bring new blacktop to another fivemiles of US 23 – from Siloam curve to the Portsmouth bridge – later this year.

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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