A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans asphalt paving along a section of U.S. 60 near the Union-Henderson County Line. Since work started in mid-July, the elevation along this section of U.S. 60 between Morgranfield and Henderson has been raised as part of a flood abatement project.
Work along U.S. 60 from the 24 mile marker to the 26 mile marker in Union County included the replacement of two drainage structures to help reduce roadway flooding in the future.
The contractor has been adding 4-inch layers of asphalt to raise the roadway. With much of the base work along this section of U.S. 60 completed, the contractor plans to start placement of the final driving surface on Saturday. Once this round of paving is completed, the contractor anticipates about another two weeks of shoulder work, landscaping, and other finish work such as guardrail installation to complete the project.
Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours. Some delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment to facilitate the work.
Approximately, 5,800 vehicles travel this section of U.S. 60 in the Royster’s Curve area of Union County in an average day.
The total cost of the flood relief project is about $2.5 million.