Department of Highways, District 10
KY 1278 closure in Breathitt County rescheduled for Sept. 7-8

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 31, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Aug. 31, 2005) -- In order to install a culvert, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close KY 1278 (Watts-River Caney Road) at milepoint 5.227 in Breathitt County for two days. This closure is located 0.7 miles from KY 15 and will be in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 through 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

This closure was originally scheduled for Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.

Traffic may detour by using Watts Road, also known as Old Lost Creek Road, which connects to KY 15 north of the KY 1278 intersection.

In case of inclement weather, the culvert installation project will be postponed. This project will replace an aging wooden bridge with a multi-plate box culvert.