The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is ready to move forward with the next phase of asphalt pavement replacement on US 31W/Dixie Highway and Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14) advises drivers to be aware of lane configuration changes as the project moves north.
“This weekend the repaving crews will be moving the work zone north of Bethany Lane to Valley Station Road, so there will be some adjustments for drivers,” says Fowler.
The crews are wrapping up work on Dixie Highway between Stonegate Manor Drive and Bethany Lane which began in mid- August.
According to KYTC, the new lane shifts will begin after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd and the new traffic pattern will be in place by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. This phase of construction is scheduled for completion by mid-November.
Councilwoman Fowler was instrumental in working with State lawmakers to get this $14.5 million contract for pavement replacement on US 31W underway.
“Everyone should understand this is long overdue and drivers need to be patient,” says Fowler. “So far the community has responded well to the changes caused by the repaving work with no major issues, and my hope is that continues as we move the project forward.”
According to KYTC the Project is divided into four phases:
Contract crews are removing the existing asphalt, installing the intermediate layer and repaving the roadway in each section before moving to the next one.
There may be adjustments may depending on weather or any other unforeseen delays. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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