Department of Highways, District 10
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Major traffic pattern change upcoming for KY 15 in Breathitt County

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 25, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY. – (Sept. 25, 2006) -- Motorists who travel KY 15 between Jackson and Vancleve in Breathitt County should be aware of an upcoming major traffic pattern change resulting from construction.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, traffic will be diverted onto a portion of the new alignment of KY 15 currently under construction in the area.

Northbound traffic will be shifted onto the new alignment at the southern end of the construction project, near War Shoal Branch Road. Drivers will then make a left turn onto a new access road leading to the existing KY 15 at Roberts Hollow. This access road will tie into the existing highway near Fivemile.

Southbound traffic will be diverted off existing KY 15 onto the new access road at Roberts Hollow, then will make a right turn onto the new KY 15 alignment and will transition back to the existing route at the southern limits of the project.

Motorists are urged to "Drive Smart" and watch out for new signage and pavement markings denoting the new traffic pattern. Since this area is an ongoing construction zone, drivers should also be alert for workers and equipment in the area. The speed limit in this area is 45 mph and the work zone has been designated as a double fine area.