Several road projects planned for Bracken County

By Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]
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BROOKSVILLE — Kentucky 2228 is currently closed to truck traffic after impacts to the bridge over Holts Creek and the guardrail at Kentucky 2228 and Kentucky 8 intersection.

According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Six spokesperson Nancy Wood, barricades have been placed at the Kentucky 9 and Kentucky 8 intersections and a truck detour has been posted to take Kentucky 9 to Kentucky 19 and Kentucky 8.

“Local traffic will have access,” she said. “Closure will remain in place until further study is done.”

A highway safety improvement project is also starting on Kentucky 1159. The project will start just north of Bracken County High School and continue to Kentucky 1011.

According to Wood, the project will improve Fronks Lane, the area between Lake Lane and Badger Road and a half mile north of Badger Road.

“Motorists should watch for lane closures with flaggers on each end of the work zone to control traffic during working hours and trucks moving on and off the highway,” Wood said. “Expect minor delays.”

The project is expected to be completed by July 1, 2019.

Crews will also be working to improve the shoulders of Kentucky 22, starting at the Pendleton County line to Kentucky 10 at Willow, according to Wood.

“Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.,” Wood said. “Motorists should watch for crews, equipment, flaggers and expect short delays.”

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By Christy Howell-Hoots

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