3:32pm

Mon May 7, 2012
The Commonwealth

Road Work Heats Up

Kentucky’s highway construction season moves into high gear in May.  Crews are at work on I-64 in several eastern Kentucky counties.   State Transportation Cabinet Spokeswoman Natasha Lacy says the moderate winter means there should be fewer road repairs.  “It will be similar probably to last summer..there will be probably less pothole repair work, because we had a mild winter..therefore we don’t have as many potholes to of course give attention to in previous years when the weather was drastic,” said Lacy.

In Lexington, bridge repairs are underway along New Circle Road between Nicholasville and Richmond roads.  The work is scheduled this week.

Construction crews are also at work along stretches of Interstate-75.  Transportation Cabinet spokesman Jonathan Dobson says bridge inspections could also slow interstate traffic on the Whitley-Laurel county line.

“It’s gonna be running through May 24th and just from time to time the maintenance workers will be closing one lane of travel.. north and southbound..to access equipment related to those inspections,” said Dobson.

Dobson reminds motorists traveling south on I-75 work to clear a landslide in northern Tennessee continues.  Those road repairs just south of the Kentucky border will run through much of May.