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Paving Starts Soon on AA Grayson Spur (KY 9) in Lewis County

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Work will take place on the Grayson spur of the AA Highway (KY 9) in Lewis County this month as part of a $746,000 pavement preservation project.

Beginning the week of Aug. 16, contractors will apply a thin layer of microsurface – a polymer-based blacktop –to eight miles of the Grayson spur from KY 10 (AA) near Vanceburg to the Lewis-Carter county line to preserve the asphalt pavement underneath.

During paving operations, traffic will be restricted to one lane controlled by flaggers. Lengthy delays are likely due to long curing times required for microsurface. Traffic could also be stopped at crossroads and entrances.

Construction could take about two weeks. Motorists should adjust travel times accordingly, or seek alternate routes.

Cape seals, chip seals, and microsurfacing are common cost-efficient pavement preservation techniques that extend the life of roadways until a higher-cost, full resurfacing project is needed.

This microsurfacing project is being done by Strawser Construction Inc., and subsidiaries, under a $745,998.97 low-bid Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract.

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.

(provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

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