KYTC - District 4 Department of Highways - ELIZABETHTOWN
Most state roads in Elizabethtown district reopened

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 07, 2010  
Contact Information:  Mark Brown  

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (May 7, 2010) — Most state roadways in the Elizabethtown highway district that were closed due to last weekend’s flooding have reopened to traffic.


Recovery from the flood continues, as highway crews repair pavement breaks, culvert failures, embankment erosion, guardrail and other flood-related damage.


“This has been a challenging week for Kentuckians,” said Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for the Elizabethtown highway district. “Our crews are working to repair damage as quickly as possible, and we’ve made good progress this week.”

Crews completed a sinkhole repair on U.S. 31E in Hart County on
Thursday. A pavement break in KY 1799 (Airport Road) in Taylor County was repaired Tuesday.


Dunaway noted that as water continues to recede in some locations, additional damage could be revealed.


Roadways that remain closed in the Elizabethtown highway district as of noon Friday:


-    KY 110 in Breckinridge County, near the Laurel Branch area, between mile marker 5 and mile marker 6

-    KY 2766 in Grayson County, near KY 185

The Elizabethtown highway district serves the Kentucky counties of Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington.