Department of Highways, District 10
Delays Likely as Work Begins on Business KY 15 Bridge Repair Project in Hazard

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, July 25, 2007  
Contact Information:  H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339

JACKSON, KY – (July 25, 2007) – Motorists traveling Business KY 15 near the old Kentucky State Police post in Hazard should be prepared for road construction and possible delays beginning next week, as work begins on a $740,000 bridge repair project.


Preliminary setup work on the project to clean and repair the deck of the bridge carrying Business KY 15 across the North Fork of the Kentucky River will get started during the week of Monday, July 30. During this time, motorists should expect lane closures and possible delays.


Construction on the project will begin on Monday, Aug. 6, and will last into the fall. During this time, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction and delays will be likely. The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15.


Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to "Drive Smart" in work zones and be aware of workers, traffic control devices and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.