Construction to begin on realignment of KY 44 in Spencer County
Louisville, KY (January 10, 2014) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for realignment of Mount Washington-Taylorsville Road (KY 44) in Spencer County. The nearly $3 million project will straighten a curvy section of KY 44 from Oak Tree Way to KY 1633. The project also includes improving sight distance at the intersection with KY 1633 and Lee Stevens Road as well as construction of a left turn lane from eastbound KY 44 to KY 1633.
“This project will improve safety on KY 44 by eliminating some of the curves on the hill close to Taylorsville,” stated Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways District 5 Office in Louisville. “The roadway shoulders will also be widened to help reduce drop-offs when vehicles leave the driving lanes.”
Work is scheduled to begin the week of January 20th with the contractor clearing some trees and brush along the 0.75-mile project corridor. Utility relocation is also underway in this area.
Two-way traffic will be maintained during the majority of the construction. Some lane closures may be necessary and traffic will be directed through flagging operations. While school is in session, lane closures are prohibited weekdays 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. When school is not in session, lane closures are prohibited 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mac Construction of Louisville was awarded the contract for this project in the amount of $2.97 million. Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.
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. You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.