A culvert replacement for a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway safety improvement project will require KY 32 to close Thursday, Aug. 1, along Christy Creek in Rowan County.

Beginning about 8 a.m. Thursday, contractors will close KY 32 just east of Delta Drive (milepoint 9.48) – about a mile from the US 60 intersection – to install a new culvert under the highway. The road will remain closed until about 8 p.m., or until work is complete.

All thru traffic on KY 32 should seek alternate routes or may detour using KY 3318 (Open Fork), US 60 and KY 174 through Hays Crossing. Message boards will be used to communicate traffic changes.

  The work is part of a $1.4 million highway improvement project that began this winter along 5 miles of Christy Creek Road (KY 32) and includes drainage improvements and hillside excavations near Patties Lick Road to improve sight distance on the highway – that is, increase how far drivers can see around the curve there. Work is being done under a $1,406,981.94 low-bid federal HSIP (highway safety improvement project) contract awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to the Frederick & May Construction Company.

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