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Carter Co. road slide repairs set to begin

April 13, 2019

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. - Motorists will encounter temporary road closures in Carter County this month as Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews and contractors begin a series of slide repairs.

On Monday, April 15, crews will start T-rail installation on Ky. Route 2078 (Garvin Ridge) just east of Williams Lane (milepoint 0.6) near Olive Hill to shore up the embankment where a slide has occurred.

Work will take about three days and will require temporary closures of Ky. 2078 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the work location. Traffic may detour using U.S. Route 60.

Once work is complete on Ky. 2078, by Thursday or Friday, April 18 or 19, depending on weather, crews will move to Ky. Route 773 just east of Mary Branch near the Lawrence County line (milepoint 10.3) for a similar T-rail installation and slide repair. Work will take about a week and will also require the road to close 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the work location. Traffic may detour using Ky. Route 1 and Ky. Route 1496 through Willard and Hitchins.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions.