Department of Highways, District 10
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: KY 1144 in Beattyville to be closed July 12-17 for natural gas line relocation

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 10, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (July 10, 2006) -- In order for a natural gas line to be relocated, KY 1144 (Fairground Ridge Road or Center Street) in Beattyville will be closed daily from Wednesday, July 12 through Monday, July 17, including the weekend. The closure will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and the location is near St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

This road closure will affect traffic to and from the Lee County Board of Education, Lee County High and Vocational schools, Lion Uniform, Beattyville Manor, Three Forks Regional Jail and Lee Adjustment Center. No marked detour will be posted. Motorists will need to find an alternate route during the closure hours. Possible alternate routes include either KY 52 or KY 11 to KY 498, which intersects KY 1144.

The gas line is being relocated in preparation for the beginning of construction on the new KY 52 Beattyville bypass.