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Intersection of KY 61/KY 90, Burkesville to be temporarily closed

KYTC advises motorists to plan alternate routes for travel Columbia to Tennessee, Tennessee to Columbia, Albany to reconnect with KY 90, Metcalfe to Albany. Closure will start 7amCT, Fri 19 May 2017 and continue until 7amCT Fri 26 May 2017.
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By Amber Hale, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Somerset, KY

SOMERSET, KY - (Fri May 12, 2017) - Beginning Friday, May 19, the intersection of KY 61 and KY 90 (at traffic light) in Cumberland County will be temporarily closed to through traffic as crews begin pavement improvements.


The closure will begin at approximately 7amCT on Friday, May 19, 2017, and will reopen at approximately 7amCT on Friday, May 26, 2017

During closure, all businesses will have access maintained.
Signed detour routes will be posted.


Westbound on KY 90 (Albany to reconnect with KY 90)

In Albany take U.S. 127 north to Russell Springs and connect with the Louie B. Nunn/Cumberland Parkway (LN 9008) west toward Columbia. Take Exit 30 on south KY 68 in Metcalfe County to KY 163 south and reconnect with KY 90.


Eastbound on KY 90 (Metcalfe County to Albany)

Take KY 163 north to Edmonton. Continue straight onto KY 68 north to the Louie B Nunn Cumberland Parkway (LN 9008) east. Take Exit 62 (Russell Springs) onto U.S. 127 south and reconnect with KY 90 in Albany.


Northbound on KY 61 (Tennessee to Columbia)

In Burkesville take KY 90 east into Clinton County. Take U.S. 127 north to Russell Springs and connect with the Louie B. Nunn Parkway west toward Columbia.


Southbound on KY 61 (Columbia to Tennessee)

In Columbia take the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway east to Russell Springs (Exit 62) onto U.S. 127 south. Proceed onto KY 90 west and connect with KY 61 in Burkesville.
Once the intersection is reopened, work will continue on the project with traffic reduced to two lanes of travel. In addition, lane widths will be reduced to 10 feet.

Work is scheduled to be complete within forty calendar days. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

For Kentucky's latest traffic and travel information, visit goky.ky.gov or navigate traffic by downloading the free Waze app at www.waze.com. Motorists can also access traffic information for the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 and at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.



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Map of KY 61/KY 90 intersection to be closed 19-26 May 2017



2017-05-12 - Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY - Photo from Amber Hale, PIO, KY Transportation Cabinet, District 8, Burkesville, KY.
Beginning Friday, May 19, the intersection of KY 61 and KY 90 (at traffic light) in Burkesville, Cumberland County will be temporarily closed to through traffic as crews begin pavement improvements. Click ReadMore for accompanying alternate routes during the construction period.

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Intersection KY 90/KY 61, Burkesville, KY closed



2017-05-20 - KY 61/KY 90 Intersection - Photo by Ed Waggener, Columbiamagazine.com(c) .
The signs posted for 20 miles around this intersection mean it. Traffic is being diverted along the regular routes. At 3:41pmCT, Friday, May 19, 2017, we were able to make purchases at the Minit Mart. Access to Ballou & Stotts, left side of photo, was maintained on North Main Street. And the south side of the intersection could be accessed from here by side streets, with most traffic utilizing Cliff Street off Main to get to Schickel Park and the European Bike Rally, the Cumberland River access on Bank Street. It's takes longer, but in Burkesville and Cumberland County, being lost can yield wonderful rewards. Pedestrian access on the left, east side of N Main is maintained, and bicycle riders can walk bikes past the intersection. - EW

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Intersection KY 90/KY 61, Burkesville, KY closed



2017-05-20 - From Minit Mart parking lot, Burkesville, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com photo(c).
The closed intersection is constantly changing street scene theater, with the "pavement improvement" underway at a frenetic pace. But there are some big time interruptions, which can make one stop and think. A 'comb of nilla' at the Taystee Freeze, in sight here but by car a somewhat major trip, can taste even better in imaginings than it may actually be. The 'swimming hole' in the center of the photo gives a hint of the scope of the undertaking.

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Impromptu Detour Bypass: Burkesville, KY



2017-05-22 - Cliff Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, Columbiamagazine.com(c) .
Scarcely had the detour barricades gone at the intersection of KY 61 and KY 90 in Burkesville, KY for the repaving project there, than local residents had created an impromptu bypass at Cliff Street, Cumberland Drive, Veterans Drive, and a variety of other possibilities including Upper River Road to get from North to South 61. Similar work around "Shortcuts" were also developing on county roads and other city streets when this photo was taken. It was the route we took on a visit - just looked like everyone else was, and while we (editorial "we", meaning "me") may not be leaders, we are great followers. - EW.

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