***UPDATE FROM KYTC: Date of closure has been moved to April 25th***
Drivers who use KY 52 on the east side of Tipton Ridge Mountain in Estill County should prepare for a week-long closure of the route for replacement of a failing drainage structure.
The road will be closed near milepoint 17.15 so a culvert can be replaced. The project will begin on Monday, April 18, and the work is expected to take a week to complete. The project location is just west (uphill) of the KY 975 (Fitchburg Road) and KY 1182 (Cobhill Road) intersection.
No signed detour will be posted, but drivers can use KY 1571 as an alternate route. Trucks or other vehicles unable to negotiate the one-lane railroad underpass in Ravenna can use KY 1645 to access KY 1571.
Fitchburg and Cobhill traffic will be unable to turn right onto westbound KY 52. Those motorists will need to turn left and use KY 1571 to reach Ravenna and Irvine.
Fewer than 150 vehicles use this section of KY 52 each day.