KY 715 in Wolfe County is closed indefinitely between Sky Bridge Road (milepoint 10.6) and the Red River bridge at the Menifee County line (milepoint 11.9) due to a break in pavement. Transportation Cabinet personnel evaluated the break and determined that the road is unsafe for travel. The break extends across both lanes of the highway.
It is not known at this time when repairs will begin, how long they will take, or when the road will be reopened.
This road is located in the Red River Gorge National Geological Area and is frequently used by tourist and recreational traffic.
Motorists can use KY 15 and KY 77 through Powell and Menifee counties as a detour route. “Road Closed” signs and barricades will be posted on KY 715, but there will not be a signed detour.
Record flooding across the area also caused another break resulting in a road closure. KY 3237 (Canoe Road) in Breathitt County is closed indefinitely at milepoint 2.3.
Other existing pavement breaks have worsened after the heavy weekend rain. Drivers should use caution and watch for signs indicating pavement breaks and lane closures.