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KY 61 opening in Adair County today - weather permitting

Motorists encouraged to be alert for traffic shift

By Amber Hale, Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 8, KHD, Somerset, KY

SOMERSET, KY - July 16, 2012 - The new KY 61 will open to traffic between Sparksville to just south of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in Adair County today, Monday , July 16, 2012, weather permitting.
The nearly $22.7 million project began in 2008 to reconstruct and realighn KY 61 from Sparksville to just south of the newly construct ramps with the Louie B Nunn Parkway. The new alignment is approximately 6 miles long and consists of two lanes with truck passing lanes on steeper grades and 8 foot paved shoulders
Motorists are strongly encouraged to be on guard for traffic shifts onto the newly constructed roadway. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.

Dial 511 or click to for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. -Amber Hale

This story was posted on 2012-07-16 07:41:51
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Scenic Cumberland Co., KY: The Alpine Motel neon sign

2012-07-16 - 700 Hill Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo by Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, Campbellsville, KY. Bringing back memories of yesteryear - This sign is a treasured memory for travelers from all over, for sure those of us who still love to find classic neon signs, intact, which the owners have wisely left in place. It's at the entrance to an accommodations complex with one of the most breathtaking views in America - of the county seat of Cumberland County, Burkesville (Kentucky's Best Kept Secret), the Cumberland River Valley, Kentucky 90 East, and the mansions on the hill across the Cumberland River. Burkesville itself can be photographed - now by appointment or by registered guests only - with details of North and South Main Street and Upper River Road and Hill Street, with detail which rivals satellite pictures. A slight misnomer, at least a huge understatement, is the name of "Hill Street," which might more accurately be called "Vertical Climb Street." Its twists and curves keep drivers on alert! CM, Photo by Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, 99.9 FM radio, Campbellsville, KY, and The WAVE, 92.7 FM Columbia/Russell Springs, KY, and admittedly enthralled captive of all things Cumberland County, KY. If you go The sign and Cumberland County and The Rest of the World will be closer together after today, Monday, July 16, 2012, as Clicking on Readmore shows.
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