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Traffic shift to occur on U.S. 127 in Russell County, KY Thursday

Christmas Day Completion: Weddle Enterprises Inc. is the prime contractor on the $6,496,439 project. Work is expected to be completed by December 25, 2014. Motorists advised to pay close attention to work zone signage

By Amber Hale, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 8, 2014

Somerset, KY (August 5, 2014) - Construction is progressing on the new U.S. 127 and Louie B. Nunn/Cumberland Parkway Interchange at Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, and with that comes traffic shifts and more delays.

This Thursday morning, around 9amCT, traffic along U.S. 127 will be shifted from the current outside lanes to the inside lanes. Also, starting on Wednesday, August 6, crews will begin blasting with periods of traffic stoppage for the safety of traveling motorists along U.S. 127 and the Louie B. Nunn/Cumberland Parkway.

Motorists are reminded that speed limits are currently reduced along U.S. 127 between mile points 17.1 - 18.1 and the Louie B. Nunn/Cumberland Parkway between mile points 61 - 63. Drivers are encouraged to pay close attention to signage throughout the work zone.

Lane closures, lane restrictions as well as flaggers and construction personnel working in close proximity to traffic flow should be expected. Appropriate caution is required. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Weddle Enterprises Inc. is the prime contractor on the $6,496,439 project. Work is expected to be completed by December 25. The duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destinations.

Dial 511 or log onto for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

This story was posted on 2014-08-05 08:33:36
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