Kentucky Historical Society
Construction at Kentucky Military History Museum to Affect Frankfort Traffic
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2012) — Drivers are urged to use extra caution for the next several weeks while driving near the Kentucky Military History Museum on East Main Street (U.S. 60) in downtown Frankfort.
One eastbound traffic lane and the sidewalk adjacent to the museum will be closed daily from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Monday, Sept. 24, to allow for removal of a concrete retaining wall. One lane will remain open to traffic. The project is expected to last for approximately 60 days, depending on weather.
Removal of the retaining wall is part of a $2 million renovation of the museum, which is housed in the old State Arsenal. The project is to be completed in 2013. Funding has been provided by the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs, the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation and the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund. The goal of this multiphase project is to restore the building as nearly as possible to its original appearance.
The Kentucky Military History Museum is operated jointly by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs. For more information, visit www.history.ky.gov.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.