JACKSON, KY – (May 23, 2005) -- Orange "Road Work Ahead" signs are in place, and Governor Ernie Fletcher’s office and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce the beginning of construction on a $76,312.36 project to improve the state’s transportation network in Menifee County.
A project to restore and waterpoof the deck of a bridge on KY 36 will begin Wednesday, May 25.
"This is part of the vision of Governor Fletcher and Secretary Nighbert to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians," said Linda Wagner-Justice, chief district engineer for District 10 of the Department of Highways. "These improvement will help ensure better, safer traveling for all drivers who use this road."
The bridge carries KY 36, Owingsville-Frenchburg Road, across Salt Lick Creek at mile marker 0.019, near the Bath-Menifee county line. One lane of traffic will be maintained and alternating traffic will be regulated by a signal while work is ongoing. Motorists are urged to use caution in this area, as the roadway will be narrowed to accommodate the work. Traffic between Frenchburg and Owingsville will be affected.
Overlay, Inc. of Mitchellsburg will be performing the work, which is scheduled to be completed within a month.
Motorists are urged to watch out for flaggers, workers and equipment during the work period. They are also reminded to slow down in construction zones, to obey any 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 zone. There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly.