ASHLAND — Traffic delays can be expected this week on four-lane U.S. 60 near the Midtown Shopping Center at Lexington Avenue, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Highways.
The work is part of a nearly $400,000 project at some of the areas with the highest number of crashes in District 9, a 10-county area of Northeastern Kentucky. The state got the money from the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program.
Projects are scheduled in Boyd, Greenup and Rowan Counties, according to the release.
Motorists should be prepared for lane changes along 12th Street. The four lanes of U.S. 60 will be reconfigured between Bath and Lexington avenues. The two center lanes will be marked as through lanes while the far right lane will turn into the shopping center at Montgomery Avenue.
The far left lane will turn onto Lexington Avenue between CVS and Speedway. Motorists should use caution while the changes are under way.
The work is part of a $393,452 project that includes new lane markings, route shields painted on lanes, more visible traffic islands and larger intersection signage, updated traffic signals with dual reds, all-arrow lights and reflective borders and lane separator curbs at various intersections in Boyd, Greenup and Rowan Counties.
Projects also are scheduled along U.S. 23 at Kentucky 693, U.S. 23 in downtown Ashland at the bridges, U.S. 60 and Kentucky 32 in Morehead.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a low-bid contract for the work to Bluegrass Contracting LLC in Lexington.
The work is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 31according to the release.