Department of Highways, District 10
Drivers alerted to changing traffic patterns at KY 15-KY 205 intersection in Breathitt County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, December 01, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Dec. 1, 2005) -- Drivers in Breathitt County are being cautioned to drive safely through an area of the county where traffic patterns have changed due to construction efforts.

The intersection of KY 15 with KY 205 and KY 1812 at Vancleve has been realigned as part of the ongoing project to construct a new four-lane alignment of KY 15.

In addition, speed limits on KY 15 at both the northern and southern ends of the project have been lowered to 45 miles per hour.

Drivers may encounter periodic delays in these areas as construction on the $36 million project progresses. Traffic stoppages are necessary to preserve the safety of the traveling public when blasting is taking place or construction equipment is being moved.

Motorists are asked to "Drive Smart" and be alert for flaggers, workers and equipment in the work zone. They are also reminded to slow down in construction zones, to obey posted speed limit reductions, and to pay attention to any traffic control devices such as cones, barrels or barriers they may encounter in the work area. There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly.