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Stephanie Caros
Information Officer III
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KY 53 Widening Project Scheduled to Begin in Shelby County
Work set to start next week

LOUISVILLE, KY (Sept. 10, 2020) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the beginning of a project to widen a portion of KY 53 (Mt. Eden Road) in Shelby County. Work is scheduled to start during the week of September 14. As part of the project, the road will be widened from St. Regis Drive (mile marker 6.4) to U.S. 60 (mile marker 8). The new configuration will have two lanes of traffic in each direction with turning lanes and a raised median.  

In addition, a shared-use path will be added to the eastbound side of the project. Secondary access roads will also be created for easier accessibility to local neighborhoods and businesses.

"We are pleased to begin work on this much-anticipated project," said Chief District Engineer Matt Bullock. "The widening of KY 53 will support the continued growth of Shelbyville and Shelby County. This project will not only reduce congestion and improve safety, but it will also provide drivers with a smoother ride on this vital corridor."

Work will take place on the northbound side of the project first. Two lanes of traffic will remain open to motorists during the duration of the widening. Louisville Paving & Construction was awarded the contract in August in the amount of $14,264,000. The project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2022. 


Shelby County
Start: 9/10/2020
Expires: 12/31/2020
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