MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY– Commuters arranging to use the U.S. 62/Kentucky 286 intersection Monday will want to travel cautiously.
There will be flaggers out to inform motorists of a realignment job beginning Monday.
The Sky 6 Drone caught video of a semi-truck driving as a result of end symptoms at the intersection. The incident is a single of quite a few causes why design personnel are realigning the region.
Keith Todd with Kentucky Transportation Cupboard- District 1 explained it will transform from a “Y”-shaped intersection to a “T,” improving safety at the intersection.
“It will have a end indicator for eastbound site visitors on U.S. 62. If you are traveling westbound on U.S. 62, you will be earning a still left convert in which you will yield to oncoming traffic on KY 286,” explained Todd.
Law enforcement crash reports reported in the earlier five years there have been 16 crashes, with a few resulting in injuries.
There have not been any noted fatalities in the earlier 10 a long time.
“I know in my residence county, there is certainly a segment of U.S. 60, the Rosebud Hill space, wherever we did this a couple of decades back, and it really is pushed down the crash level rather considerably,” said Todd.
The public data officer explained approximately 5,000 automobiles generate by way of the intersection every day, most from McCracken, Ballard, and Carlisle County.
There will be flaggers and far more symptoms out Monday, to notify motorists of the reconstruction undertaking.
Todd stated they recognize this undertaking is a headache for commuters.
“We seriously do value their tolerance, and if they’re going to just cling in there a couple extra months, we are going to have a a lot improved road for them to vacation,” explained Todd.
“Of system, then the moment the four-lane is finished out to McCracken Boulevard, that’ll likely give some enhanced security and far better driving together that one-mile area.”
This do the job zone will be lively throughout the day, weather conditions allowing.
Drivers really should assume driver shifts.
The task is envisioned to be total by October 15.