Department of Highways, District 11
------ MEDIA ADVISORY------

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 16, 2006  
Contact Information:  SANDY RUDDER
(606) 598-2145

MANCHESTER, KY. ---(June 16, 2006)— The KY Transportation Cabinet will begin installation of a left turn lane on KY 1006 at the intersection of Meyers-Baker Road (behind Wal-Mart), Tuesday, June 20, weather permitting.

 KY 1006 traffic will be reduced to one lane due to narrowed lane widths and pavement drop off condition, during construction.  Portable traffic signals will be in place to regulate traffic. The one lane roadway and traffic signals are expected to be in effect continuously, even overnight, until the construction concludes. 

 Meyers-Baker Road will be closed to through traffic from the rear Wal-Mart entrance west toward KY 1006 and completely closed from KY 1006, from 300 feet to the Medical Specialists of KY parking lot entrance.  Local traffic will be allowed to use Meyers-Baker Road from the entrance to Wal-Mart westward to the Medical Specialists of KY parking lot entrance.

 During construction, sidewalks in this area will not be accessible to pedestrians.  Entrances to local businesses in the area will be maintained through temporary access.

                                      PLEASE USE CAUTION AND BUCKLE-UP