Motorists will need to find an alternative route as Kentucky Department of Highways crews temporarily close part of Kentucky 8 in Mason County over the next month for embankment repairs, officials said Tuesday.
Beginning this Thursday, Aug. 16, crews will close the highway between milepoints 9.5 and 10.5 — between U.S. 68 near the William Harsha Bridge and Kentucky 3056 near downtown Maysville — to install soil nails under the roadway at two locations to repair roadside slip areas and to support the embankment to prevent future slips.
Due to equipment needs and the extent of the work, Kentucky 8 must remain closed at the work site for four to five weeks, or until work is complete, according to KYTC spokesperson Allen Blair.
A signed detour using Kentucky 3056 (Germantown Road) and U.S. 68 (Clyde Barbour Parkway) will be posted. Local traffic may access locations up to the work site.
Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Motorists are urged to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.