PADUCAH, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2021) - A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has started daytime closures of KY 1290/Slater Road in Ballard County.
These daytime closures of KY 1290/Slater Road near the 4 mile marker are to allow a natural gas line to be relocated to prepare for construction of a bridge to replace the existing Cane Creek Culvert at this site.
This culvert is along KY 1290 between Hancock Road and KY 1280/Crews Road.
The utility sub-contractor had planned to work along the shoulder to allow the roadway to remain open. However, traffic at the site and limited shoulder area available for the crew will require the roadway to be closed during daylight hours.
To expedite the gas line relocation, the crew will be working from daylight to about dark each day, then reopening the roadway during the overnight hours.
The contractor and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide timely updates should the work schedule change. Once the gas line work is completed, a start date will be announced for the bridge project to follow.
Jim Smith Contracting, LLC, of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor on this $977,219 group bridge project that includes the rehab of a bridge in Marshall County.
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