Department of Highways, District 10
Guardrail installation on KY 451 in Perry County to require daytime closure of highway

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 08, 2011  
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 – Work will begin Monday, March 14 on a project to install guardrail on a section of KY 451 near Yerkes in Perry County that was the site of a fatal automobile accident last year.


In order to install the guardrail, steel drilling and cribbing will be required to establish a shoulder for the highway where the guardrail can be placed because of the narrowness of the road and its proximity to the North Fork of the Kentucky River.


This work will require daytime closures of KY 451 in this area for approximately five days. The road will be closed from 8 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. each day while work is ongoing. Inclement weather may delay the project.


No marked detour will be posted. Motorists should find an alternate route around the work zone during the daytime closures.


Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock authorized the use of $73,000 in discretionary funds last year for the guardrail installation. The work could not be scheduled until CSX Transportation relocated an active railroad signal overhead line, which was completed last week.