Monday, April 29, 2013

Cross drain work closes KY 1862 on Wednesday

LETCHER COUNTY – April 29, 2013 – KY 1862 on the Whitesburg side of Thornton will be closed to all traffic during the day on Wednesday, May 1, so that Highway District 12 maintenance workers can install a new cross drain under the pavement.
 Letcher County Superintendent Billy Smallwood said that the work is at mile point 3.5 around Chip Drive. The road will close at 9 a.m. and finish about 2:45 p.m. Smallwood said the crew will wait until school bus traffic clears in the morning before closing the road. It should re-open before afternoon bus runs.
When a cross drain underneath the pavement is replaced, an open cut is made across the road. It is not safe to run traffic over an open cut. Motorists are advised to take another route if they have to travel the road between 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.