Department of Highways, District 10
Construction Blasting to Force Temporary Closure of KY 7 in Perry County

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, October 24, 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 – (Oct. 24, 2007) – In order to allow for blasting and debris removal required for a $35 million highway reconstruction project, KY 7 in Perry County will be closed for at least three days beginning Friday, Nov. 2.


The highway will be closed between mile markers 1 and 2, between Jeff and Viper, beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. The closure is expected to last at least until the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 5, although circumstances may require the road to be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 6.


No marked detour will be posted during this road closure. Motorists should seek alternate routes.


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.