Department of Highways, District 10
Motorists Should Expect Lane Closures, Possible Delays as Work Begins on $1.9 Million Hal Rogers Parkway Paving Project

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 17, 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. – (Sept. 17, 2007) – Drivers traveling the Hal Rogers Parkway in Perry County should be prepared for lane closures and possible delays over the next month as a $1.9 million paving project gets underway.


Preliminary work has already begun on the project to resurface more than 6 miles of the Hal Rogers Parkway between the Leslie County line and the North Fork of the Kentucky River Bridge east of Exit 56.


Beginning later this week, drivers can expect lane closures and possible slowdowns in the project area as milling and paving work begins. The project is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 15.


The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 45 miles per hour, and a double fine zone is in effect when workers are present. There will be periods of one-lane traffic on the two-lane route while the work is progressing, with traffic controlled by flaggers.


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.