Department of Highways, District 10
Change in Traffic Patterns at KY 15-KY 1812 Intersection Delayed

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 07, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (March 7, 2006) -- The previously announced change in traffic patterns at the intersection of KY 15 and KY 1812 has been delayed. It will now be the end of the week before traffic on KY 1812 shifts to the new temporary bridge spanning Little Frozen Creek.

In preparation for this traffic pattern shift, lanes will be restriped on KY 15 to allow for a left-turn storage lane from southbound KY 15 to the temporary KY 1812 bridge. Drivers should use caution in this area while the old lane markings are removed and new ones are established.

The temporary bridge has been located to accommodate work on the permanent structure for the bridge that will carry the new four-lane KY 15 in this area. Because of this, the angle of the relocated KY 15-KY 1812 intersection may create problems for longer vehicles, such as school buses and tractor-trailers, that attempt to turn right from northbound KY 15 to southbound KY 1812.

There will be no changes to the existing KY 15-KY 205 intersection. Traffic patterns at that intersection changed several weeks ago due to the ongoing construction.

The speed limit on KY 15 in the work zone area has been reduced to 45 mph. Motorists should "Drive Smart" in this work zone and be alert for workers and construction vehicles.

Motorists may encounter periodic delays in this area as construction progresses on the $36 million project to relocate KY 15 to a four-lane facility. Drivers should plan their trips accordingly.

Further inclement weather this week may again delay the restriping work and the traffic pattern change.