Elizabethtown Highway District
Rineyville roundabout construction schedule updated
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Aug 3, 2010) — The roundabout that will connect KY 1600 and KY 220 at Rineyville could be complete by late August, according to Transportation Cabinet engineers.
Construction that required the closure of KY 220 began in June.
“We initially hoped to have the project completed by the first of August,” Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer for the Elizabethtown highway district, said. “Some nasty weather earlier in the summer worked against our schedule. However, construction is progressing and we hope to have the roundabout open by late August or early September.”
Roundabouts, unlike conventional intersections with traffic signals or stop signs, allow vehicles to flow through a traffic circle with minimal stopping. Benefits include reduced congestion and greater safety, generally at less cost.
The $488,000 construction contract was awarded to Louisville Paving Co. and is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Information, including a video tutorial, about roundabouts and how to appropriately drive through them, is available online at http://transportation.ky.gov/D4/Roundabout.html.