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Driver ID'd that drove through fresh concrete on Audubon

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Courtesy: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Courtesy: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Courtesy: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Courtesy: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Ruset Maynard. Source: Daviess County Jail Ruset Maynard. Source: Daviess County Jail

The driver who drove through fresh concrete on the Audubon has been identified.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office says the person responsible, 53-year-old Ruset Maynard, of Owensboro, is charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence of Alcohol Or Drugs and Failure Of Owner To Maintain Required Insurance.

Officials say several sections of newly poured concrete along the main line of the Audubon Parkway will have to be reworked after Maynard drove around the traffic barricades and barrels and plowed through the work area on Monday afternoon.

Authorities say Maynard's vehicle left tracks in the new concrete that could not be removed before the concrete set up.  Those sections will have to be ripped out and replaced. 

Work scheduled as part of the as part of the Audubon Parkway Rehabilitation will also be underway.

All ramps from US 60 to the Audubon Parkway westbound lanes at Owensboro are scheduled to close starting at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night. 

This closure of all ramps from US 60/Wendell Ford Expressway to the Audubon will last for around 24 hours to allow repairs to ramp connecting points with US 60 and the main lanes of the Audubon Parkway.

There will be a marked detour via KY 56 and KY 1554 during this ramp closure. 

After the 24 hour closure from 10:00 p.m., Wednesday to 10:00 p.m., Thursday, the westbound US 60 on-ramp will open to allow access to the Audubon.  However, the eastbound US 60 on-ramp will remain closed for 9 days so that the contractor can finish repairs on the ramp.

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