Department of Highways, District 10
Traffic Signal Installation Will Affect Travel on Hal Rogers Parkway in Hazard on Sunday

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 02, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. Elkins, PIO
District 10

JACKSON, KY – (June 2, 2005) -- Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be installing new traffic signals at the intersection of the Hal Rogers Parkway and Morton Boulevard/Dawahare Drive in Hazard on Sunday, June 5.

In order to complete this project, the existing signals at the intersection will be turned off starting at 6 a.m. During the installation, a four-way stop will be in effect at the intersection, and traffic will be directed by flaggers. Temporary stop signs will be placed at the intersection while the work is ongoing. The project is expected to be completed around 4 p.m. that day.

This intersection is located just west of Exit 59, where the Hal Rogers Parkway meets KY 15 and KY 80, and serves a busy commercial area and the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Motorists are urged to avoid this area if possible during the work. Those who choose to travel the Hal Rogers Parkway, Morton Boulevard or Dawahare Drive during the project are urged to use caution in the work area, and to be alert for flaggers, workers, equipment which may block a portion of the roadway, and other items of concern in work zones. They should pay close attention to warning signs alerting them of the roadwork as well as traffic control devices such as cones, barrels or barricades.



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