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News Release
Allen Blair
Information Officer
District 9
606.845.2551 Office
606.748.3716 Cell 
Traffic Advisory: I-64 work to temporarily close Owingsville off ramps
                                           Watch for traffic impacts July 8 to 11
 
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (July 5, 2013) – A $6 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project to improve Interstate 64 in Bath County will require one-day closures of the Exit 121 and Exit 123 Owingsville off ramps July 8-11.
 
Only one off ramp will be closed each day, with paving work taking place overnight according to the following schedule:
 
-        July 8, the Exit 123 westbound off ramp from I-64 to US 60 will be closed from 6 p.m. until midday July 9 when paving is finished. During the closure all westbound I-64 traffic coming from the direction of Morehead should reroute using Exit 121 to KY 36 to connect with US 60 in downtown Owingsville.
 
-        July 9, the Exit 121 westbound off ramp from I-64 to KY 36 will be closed from 6 p.m. until midday July 10 when paving is finished. During the closure all westbound I-64 traffic coming from the direction of Morehead should reroute using Exit 123 to US 60 to connect with KY 36 in downtown Owingsville.
 
-        July 10, the Exit 121 eastbound off ramp from I-64 to KY 36 will be closed from 6 p.m. until midday July 11 when paving is finished. During the closure all eastbound I-64 traffic coming from the direction of Mount Sterling should reroute using Exit 123 to US 60 to connect with KY 36 in downtown Owingsville.
 
-        July 11, the Exit 123 eastbound off ramp from I-64 to US 60 will be closed from 6 p.m. until midday July 12 when paving is finished. During the closure all eastbound I-64 traffic coming from the direction of Mount Sterling should reroute using Exit 121 to KY 36 to connect with US 60 in downtown Owingsville.
 
Signs and message boards will direct traffic exiting the interstate to use alternate exits where appropriate. Weather could affect off ramp closure schedules. Changes will be announced via message boards.
 
Interstate on ramps will not be affected by the closures, and will remain open. However, paving will take place along on ramps throughout the week. Motorists should expect delays, with ramp traffic controlled by flaggers.
 
Interstate 64 remains one lane throughout the Bath County work zone from mile markers 120 to 124. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph.
 
The work is part of a nearly 6-mile improvement and resurfacing project awarded by the Transportation Cabinet to Walker Company of Kentucky under a $5,951,375 low-bid contract last year.

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