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NEWS RELEASE: Delays on KY 15 in Breathitt County beginning Monday, Nov. 1

JACKSON, Ky.  –  Drivers who use KY 15 between Lost Creek and Haddix south of Jackson in Breathitt County should expect delays beginning Monday, Nov. 1, as work to stabilize an embankment failure and break in pavement gets underway. The soil nail project will take place at milepoint 8.1, between the KY 476 and KY 1110 […]

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Transportation Cabinet offers historic Perry County bridge for relocation

Kenmont Road span to be replaced as part of Bridging Kentucky initiative JACKSON, Ky.  – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is looking for a new Kentucky home for an old Kentucky bridge. The state plans to replace a nearly century-old bridge at Jeff in Perry County with a modern span as part of the Bridging Kentucky initiative. The […]

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Salyersville Celebrates Anniversary of Restaurant Row Completion through Mountain Parkway Expansion

Project built safer roads, better business access for Eastern Kentucky community SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2020) – One year ago this month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) completed work on the Restaurant Row segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion as the new roadway fully opened to traffic in Salyersville. The opening marked a major milestone for […]

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KY 1165 (Pratt Mountain Road) in Perry County closed due to break in pavement

KY 1165 (Pratt Mountain Road) in Perry County has been closed between milepoints 0.1 and 0.3 due to a break in pavement that has worsened to the point that Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have deemed the road unsafe for travel. The closed portion is between KY 7 near Cornettsville and Stoney Bump Lane. It is […]

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River Drive in Beattyville closed due to condition of culvert

State inspectors discover deformation of steel barrel of Crystal Creek structure JACKSON, Ky.  – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Division of Maintenance has directed the City of Beattyville to close River Drive (CS 1024) at milepoint 0.244 due to deterioration of the culvert over Crystal Creek. A recent inspection discovered excessive deformation of the steel culvert barrel on […]

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US 460 in Morgan County to be closed for culvert replacement beginning Nov. 18

Work will take 3-4 weeks to complete; signed detour in place JACKSON, Ky.  – Drivers who use US 460 east of West Liberty in Morgan County will have to find an alternate route beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18. The road will be closed at milepoint 19.9 for replacement of a drainage structure. This will impact travel between West […]

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State Transportation Crews Prepare to Respond to State’s First Snow Season During COVID Pandemic

Gov. Andy Beshear Calls on Kentuckians to Keep Each Other Safe This Snow and Ice Season FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2020) –  Chilly early November temperatures signal the fast approaching winter months – primetime for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) snow and ice removal efforts. Nearly 2,000 frontline crews charged with maintaining safe travel on […]

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Planned work on KY 15 in Knott County will impact travel between Hazard and Whitesburg

Road to be closed on an as-yet-undetermined date JACKSON, Ky.  – A rockfall hazard removal project under development along KY 15 in Knott County will impact travel between Hazard and Whitesburg in upcoming days. Engineers and maintenance personnel from District 12 are preparing for a total closure of KY 15 at milepoint 4.1 in Knott County, just […]

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Eastbound Mountain Parkway reopens between exits 33-40

Westbound lanes remain closed as repair project continues JACKSON, Ky.  – The eastbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway between exits 33 and 40 in Powell and Wolfe counties have reopened. Repairs to the sinkhole which developed near the Tunnel Ridge Road overpass at the county line have progressed to the point where one direction of travel has […]