Department of Highways, District 8
KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET DISTRICT 8 ANNOUNCES WILSON AND WHITSON ROAD DETOURS NO LONGER NEEDED

Press Release Date:  Thursday, October 27, 2005  
Contact Information:  Stephanie Daffron
Public Information Officer
(606) 677-4017
stephanie.daffron@ky.gov
 


SOMERSET, KY (October 26, 2005)— The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 8 office will reopen a section of KY 1674 (Clifty Road) in Pulaski County that was closed on August 1, 2005, as part of the US 27 – Northern By-Pass (I-66) project. 

 

 The project is progressing and the detour along Wilson and Whitson road is no longer needed.  The contractor has completed a diversion along the new bridge and was opened to through traffic on Friday, October 21, 2005.  This diversion uses a portion of relocated Clifty Road in front of the Pleasant Hill Church and around the bridge abutment to tie into existing Clifty road near the Norwood Road intersection.

 

“I am sure the people traveling the Clifty Road area are glad they will no longer have to detour across Wilson and Whitson Road,” said Chief District Engineer, Lewis Phelps.  “I would also like to compliment Bizzack, Inc. and our District Eight Inspection Crew for working together to provide a safer temporary route for those traveling this area through the upcoming winter,” said Chief District Engineer, Lewis Phelps.

 

The $32,540,483 million contract for the US 27-Northern By-Pass (I-66) was awarded to Bizzack, Inc. of Lexington, Kentucky in November of 2004 and the projected completion date of this project is fall of 2007.

 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 8 office advises motorists should use caution and reduce speed, as construction vehicles and crews will be in this area.

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