Department of Highways, District 5
Railroad Improvements Scheduled for KY 1005 (Vigo Road) in Shelby County
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closing of KY 1005 (Vigo Road) in Shelby County at the railroad crossing near KY 43 (mile point 0.01). The roadway is scheduled for closure from 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24th until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26th to allow for crossing repairs.
This construction is part of the R.J. Corman Railroad Group’s Appalachian Regional Short Line Project. The project, funded in part with a $17.5 million grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, involves rehabilitation of railroad infrastructure in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. The majority of the federal grant, $12,964,443, is funding the Kentucky portion of the project. The R.J. Corman Railroad Group is putting up an additional $3,041,111 in funds, while the state is contributing $200,000.
In Kentucky, the project will result in improvements to 246 miles of aging short line track along the Memphis, Central Kentucky and Bardstown lines in 12 Kentucky counties – Bullitt, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Logan, Nelson, Shelby, Scott, Todd, Warren and Woodford. Work includes rail and grade crossings and bridge and tunnel improvements.
The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Traffic information for the District 5 counties also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.