Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announces Lane Closures and Roadway Testing

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is advising motorists that operations continue for the Interstate 75/KY 627 interchange reconstruction project at Exit 95.

Temporary lane closures are scheduled for this project, and closures are necessary for removal of the barrier wall in the area.

At Exit 95, the Southbound barrier wall is currently being removed and the process is scheduled to last until 1 p.m. today. One lane is closed between milepoints 94.4 and 96. KYTC says that the Northbound barrier wall will be removed Wednesday morning, with removal beginning at 8 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m. Again, one lane will be closed between milepoints 94.4 and 96.

The Transportation Cabinet has also announced that roadway testing is scheduled for District 7 which includes Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott, and Woodford Counties.

The KYTC is advising motorists of scheduled Continuous Friction Testing operations. The testing will be conducted by a highway engineering company. The data collected will be used to study the present road surface, and determine the relationship between friction, and crashes (especially departure and wet road crashes). The goal of the testing is to reduce fatalities, and serious injuries on roadways.

The testing will commence on August 26th and last through September 7th during daytime hours. However, testing could be scheduled for nights in dense traffic areas.

The testing process will not involve any lane closures as it will be a mobile operation. The vehicles utilized to collect the data will be orange and white with flashing “Surveying” beacons and highly visible warning signs to indicate the vehicle’s purpose. During the testing, the trucks will travel at, or slightly below the speed limit.