Department of Highways, District 10
Detours end, traffic patterns return to normal on Hal Rogers Parkway, KY 451 at Exit 56 in Perry County

Press Release Date:  Friday, December 09, 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 – After several months, traffic patterns have returned to normal and detours have been lifted on the Hal Rogers Parkway and KY 451 at Exit 56 in Perry County.


Since May, traffic on the Hal Rogers Parkway had been diverted onto the exit and entrance ramps at the interchange, and KY 451 had been closed at that location. This was done to allow contractors to complete a $4 million project to make safety improvements at the exit.


Although traffic patterns have returned to normal, drivers should continue to use caution as work will continue in the area for several weeks. A reduced speed limit of 45 miles per hour will continue to be enforced in the construction zone until all work is complete. Crews are still working on guardrail, lighting and pavement markings in the area.


In addition, drivers using the KY 451 interchange are reminded that they must stop at the end of the exit ramps. While the detour was in effect, the ramps were used for through Hal Rogers Parkway traffic and traffic did not stop. Now that traffic has returned to normal, drivers using KY 451 beneath the underpass have the right of way, and exit ramp traffic is required to stop.


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