State highway officials said a project to repair a road in Maysville is taking longer than expected.
Old Maysville Hill (Kentucky 2516) in Mason County will remain closed now until late Tuesday, Sept. 25, for traffic safety reasons as Kentucky Department of Highways crews continue slip repairs, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 9 spokesperson Allen Blair said Friday.
The work and road closure began Thursday on Kentucky 2516 at mile point 0.6 between Wadsworth Drive and Lexington Pike so crews could install T-rail along the roadside to prevent the embankment from slipping.
Due to a steep drop off at the location, the road will remain closed at that point to all traffic through the weekend and early next week while crews finish T-rail work and rebuild the roadway shoulder, Blair said. The road should reopen by the end of the day Tuesday, weather permitting.
Barricades have been placed on Kentucky 2516 at Wadsworth Drive and at Lexington Pike with only local traffic permitted past those points.
During the road closure, motorists may reroute using U.S. 62 through downtown Maysville.
Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.