By Portia Williams
November 12, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reporting that work is ramping up on a $4 million Transportation Cabinet project to install 28.5 miles of paved shoulders and more than 30 turning lanes along U.S. 23 in Greenup County.
Contractors this week began milling and shoulder paving operations along northbound U.S. 23 beginning at the Boyd-Greenup county line.
Work will require lane closures, and will progress northbound to Ky. 8 near South Shore, then return on southbound lanes. Crews are also continuing to install right- and left-turn lanes as well as median acceleration lanes at various locations along the four-lane highway in Greenup County:
Extend dual left turn lanes on NB 23 to Ky. 693 (Diedrich Boulevard)
Right turn lane NB 23 to Chinn Street, and right turn lane SB 23 to KY 693
Right turn lane NB 23 to Heaberlin Road
Right turn lanes on NB and SB 23 to Ky. 503
Right turn lanes, median acceleration lanes at three industrial locations: 8.3-8.9 mile markers
Extend right turn lane on Ky. 2541
Right turn lane SB 23 to Ky. 2
Right turn lane NB 23 and median acceleration lane SB 23 at KYTC facility
Right turn lane NB 23 and median acceleration lane SB 23 at Muskateer Drive
Additional lane on Ky. 10 approaching US 23 to accommodate traffic movements
Right turn lanes NB 23 at Ky. 3116
Right turn lane SB 23 and left turn lane NB 23 to Ky. 1043
Right turn lane NB 23 and SB 23 to Ky. 2542 (Johnson Road)
Right turn lanes and left turn lanes, NB and SB 23 at Ky. 3117
Right turn lane SB 23 at Ky. 1043 and NB 23 at Ky. 2538
Right turn lane and left turn median lane SB 23 at Biggs Lane
Right turn lane NB 23 to Kings Addition and SB 23 to McKell Lane
Right turn lane SB 23 to Bulldog Lane, and left turn median lane SB 23 into McKell Elementary
Right turn lane SB 23 and NB 23 to Ky. 7
The right lane of US 23 in each direction will be closed in areas where crews are paving shoulders. Where turn lanes are being installed, one-lane traffic is also possible. Motorists should watch for merging traffic and possible delays during daytime work hours. Construction will continue through December.
The Transportation Cabinet awarded the project to Mountain Enterprises under a $4.13 million low-bid contract.
Find more information about Department of Highways District 9, including traffic alerts and project news, online at http://transportation.ky.gov/district-9.
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