Traffic Alert: Section of US 60 to close in Union Co. next week

Traffic Alert: Section of US 60 to close in Union Co. next week

UNION CO., Ky. (WFIE) - A contractor plans to close a section of US 60 near the Union County-Henderson County line next week.

That work is expected to start on July 22.

The closure will happen along US 60 from the 24-mile marker to the 26-mile marker in Union County.

Crews will be working on reducing the amount of flooding in that area.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet got $2.5 million for the project. They’ll be raising the pavement about two and a half feet in the lowest spots.

There will be a marked detour in place during the closure, which runs from Kentucky 56 to Highway 41 Alternate.

“It’s kind of hard to tell depending on which way the rain comes in or how much rain we get upstream versus rain downstream. It’s kind of hard to predict when the roadway will close due to flooding, so we’re taking that uncertainty out of the picture and I think a lot of our commuters will really appreciate that," said Keith Todd with the KYTC.

The whole project is expected to take two to three months, depending on weather conditions.

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