$3 million rebuild of Pond Run Road at Raceland now under way
Watch for traffic impacts on US 23, KY 750 this summer
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (May 9, 2013) – Contractors began work this week on a $3 million project to rebuild KY 750 (Pond Run Road) between US 23 and Greenup Avenue in Raceland.
The project includes pavement enhancements along the highway, including new surface and sub-surface, as well as culvert replacements, a retaining wall, and dedicated left- and right-turn lanes with new traffic signals at the US 23 intersection. In addition, the existing left-turn lane on US 23 south will be extended.
“Once complete, the project will improve travel conditions and safety for all those who use this important corridor into the City of Raceland,” said Bart Bryant, Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 Chief Engineer.
The contractor, Mike Enyart & Sons Inc., was awarded a $2,959,750 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract to complete the job in 95 working days, weather permitting.
Temporary lane restrictions on US 23 at KY 750 are expected this week and next as traffic barriers are installed. Afterward, four-lane travel will be maintained on US 23, but motorists should be prepared for lane shifts in the work zone. On KY 750, intermittent daytime lane closures and travel restrictions are possible. Motorists should watch electronic message boards for traffic announcements.
Once major work begins on KY 750, a section of the highway between Chinn Street and Greenup Avenue will be closed – approximately May 22 to August 14 – to expedite construction. Schedules and detours will be announced prior to traffic changes.
Please heed all warning signs, drive carefully in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.