Monday, September 30, 2013

Culvert replacement to close KY 292 at Calf Creek for two weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 7

MARTIN COUNTY --A multiple place arch pipe culvert on KY 292 in Martin County – at the mouth of Calf Creek – is damaged and scheduled for replacement. This will close the road from 1.71 miles north of KY 908 and 3.7 miles south of KY 3, basically at the KY 292 intersection with Calf Creek, for 14 calendar days.

Highway District 12 Section Supervisor Matthew Moore said that work is set to begin Monday, October 7, by Fredrick and May Construction of West Liberty, the low bid contractor at $146,752.17. The project involves replacement of a pipe that is 13.5 feet wide by 8 feet tall. “The current pipe is damaged near the inlet,” Moore explained, “which has compromised both its structural and hydraulic capacity.”
Moore said that the road closure is unavoidable. “It would be impossible to maintain even one lane of traffic while excavating the pipe and replacing it due to the depth of the excavation required.”

This notice, along with variable message boards and other roadway signs, serve to alert motorists to the closure. The contractor will be assessed a penalty for failing to re-open the road within 14 calendar days. Moore apologized for the temporary inconvenience, but said the work needs to be finished before winter sets in so that drainage along KY 292 in this area is improved.