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Traffic Advisory: US 60 Road Closure in Rowan County Scheduled for June 1-12

National Capital Industries

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will temporarily close part of US 60 east in Rowan County on Tuesday, June 1,  for nearly two weeks to replace a deep culvert under the highway.

Beginning June 1 and continuing through June 12, contractors will close US 60 just west of Glenwood Hollow Road (about a mile from the county line at milepoint 16.22) to excavate the highway, remove a deteriorated concrete culvert, pour concrete to build a new culvert, then backfill and rebuild the road.

Contractors will work to reopen the road as quickly as possible, but due to the culvert’s depth and the time required for excavation and concrete curing, US 60 could remain closed for up to 12 days.

All through traffic and commercial trucks should detour using I-64 between Morehead and Olive Hill. Local motorists should seek alternate routes such as I-64, or KY 3296 and KY 174 through Haldeman (not suited for commercial traffic), or others.

The work is part of a $2.2 million federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project along seven miles of US 60 from Bramblewood Lane to the Carter County line that will widen shoulders, remove trees and other roadside obstacles, add better drainage, signage and guardrail, improve curves, and provide new blacktop.

The project is being done by Frederick and May Construction Co., Inc., under a low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract.

(provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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