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News Release
Allen Blair
Information Officer
District 9
606.845.2551 Office
606.748.3716 Cell 
Paving starts Tuesday on US 60-13th Street in downtown Ashland
                                Part of $1.88 million KYTC improvement project
 
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2013) – Motorists should watch for lane closures and nighttime paving operations along US 60 at Ashland over the next several weeks as part of a $1.88 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway improvement project.
 
The nearly 3-mile paving project will begin after Labor Day, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with crews working 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day, excluding weekends, for two to three weeks.
 
Paving will start on US 60 at Winslow Road near Rose Hill and progress along US 60-13th Street past Blackburn Avenue down the college hill to Winchester Avenue in downtown Ashland. Crews will then pave the section of Winchester Avenue from 13th Street north to the Greenup Avenue split, return to US 60 and work along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (12th Street) to the 13th Street split, and continue along 13th Street-US 60 back to the Rose Hill area.
 
All work and lane closures will take place at night, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., to lessen traffic impacts. Where crews are working, US 60 will be reduced to one lane. Along the multi-lane sections of 12th and 13 Streets, as well as Winchester Avenue, there will be shifting closures of each travel lane. Traffic restrictions will be removed daily, but motorists should expect delays and watch for flaggers during work hours.
 
Motorists are urged to reduce speeds through work zones, and drive with caution as travel could be on rough surfaces at times.
 
This work is part of a Transportation Cabinet contract awarded to Mountain Enterprises Inc. for $1,875,980 that includes resurfacing 2.8 miles of US 60 (13th Street) and 1.8 miles of Winchester Avenue (US 23) in downtown Ashland as well as handicapped-accessible sidewalk ramps at intersections along both routes. The sidewalk ramps are complete. The remainder of the paving along Winchester Avenue, from 13th Street to the southern Greenup Avenue split, will begin later this summer or in the fall.
 
Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, drive carefully in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.
 
Find more information about Department of Highways District 9, including traffic alerts and project news, online at http://transportation.ky.gov/district-9.

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