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State Seal Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, District 10
KY 205 to be closed Saturday, May 14 in Breathitt County
Press Release Date:  May 6, 2005
Contact:  H.B. Elkins
Information Officer
District 10
606-666-8841
hb.elkins@ky.gov
 

JACKSON, KY – (May 6, 2005) -- In order to replace a culvert, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Highways will close KY 205 at mile marker 2.8 in Breathitt County on Saturday, May 14. The highway will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. The closure is near Polecat Branch Road and will affect traffic between KY 15 at Vancleve and the Mountain Parkway and KY 191 at Helechawa. Traffic between Jackson and West Liberty will be affected.

"We apologize for the inconvenience," said Bryan Combs, maintenance engineer for Breathitt County, "but it’s necessary to close the road to remove the old drainage pipe and replace it with a new one. We decided to install the culvert on a Saturday because traffic volumes are much lower than on weekdays. Once this work is complete, motorists and property owners in the area will see immediate benefits because the flow of the water will improve. Water should no longer run over the road here, and property owners who have experienced flooding during heavy rain periods should see some relief."

In case of inclement weather, or if the volume of water flowing through the pipe is too high to do the work, the culvert replacement project will be postponed.

During the closure, motorists should detour via KY 15, KY 191 and the Mountain Parkway.

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Last updated: Friday, May 06, 2005