Week-long closure of KY 613 in Powell County postponed yet again

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The week-long closure of KY 613 (North Fork Road) in the Red River Gorge in Powell County, originally scheduled to begin May 19 and rescheduled for Monday, May 23, has been postponed yet again. The new date for work to begin is now Monday, May 30. That according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 10.

The road will be closed at milepoint 9.224, approximately 0.4 miles from the end of state maintenance at the Menifee County line. Due to the narrow roadway, the highway will be closed 24 hours per day while the drilling equipment is on site. The work is expected to take one week to complete.

No signed detour will be posted, but drivers can use Forest Service Route 23, KY 77, and KY 11/KY 15 through Menifee County as an alternate route. This route involves the Nada Tunnel and is not suited for larger vehicles. Drivers of oversize vehicles too large to use the tunnel will need to find a different detour route.

Fewer than 50 vehicles use this section of highway each day.