PIKE COUNTY – April 29, 2013 – Work started last week to repair an embankment failure on KY 2061, Cowpen Road, just north of the new Airport Road. Traffic will be stopped for long periods of time when the drilling equipment is in operation.
Joe Stanley, Engineering Tech with Highway District 12, said that the break is about 350 feet long. Drilling and cribbing work is expected to take up to three weeks. “If you aren’t prepared to wait up to 20 minutes, or even a little longer, you should take an alternate route. The road isn’t wide enough to set up the drill and still allow traffic to pass. We’re sorry for this inconvenience, but the break has to be repaired to make the road safer. We want to thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding.”