Interstate paving begins June 10 near Olive Hill in Carter County
Motorists should watch for one-lane travel
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. – More than 12 miles of paving and other improvements will take place along Interstate 64 in Carter County this month.
Beginning Monday, June 10, contractors will reduce I-64 to one lane from mile marker 154 past Exit 156 at Olive Hill to mile marker 160 just prior to Pleasant Valley. Work will start on the westbound lanes first, then move to eastbound lanes. Once crews finish in that area, construction will move to the next six mile section of I-64 between the 160 and 167 mile markers.
During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 miles per hour in work zones. Motorists should heed all warning signs, watch for narrow lanes and drive carefully by remaining aware of workers and construction equipment at all times.
The work is part of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project totaling $10,395,963.97 awarded to Mac Construction and Excavating Inc.
Elsewhere along I-64, the Transportation Cabinet is making another $10 million in pavement improvements. Motorists should watch for work zones in Bath County between mile markers 117 and 124 at Owingsville, and in Rowan County between mile markers 134-138 in the Morehead area.