U.S. 68 Closed At Jessamine County Line May 31 To July 6
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists that Harrodsburg Road/US 68 will be closed between Pekin Pike/KY 33 (milepoint 1.5) and the Jessamine-Mercer County line (milepoint 0.0) for 36 days. The closure starts Wednesday, May 31, and runs through Thursday, July 6. All closures are scheduled on a tentative basis, and subject to change depending on weather, emergencies and other factors beyond the control of KYTC.
The closure is necessary for overhanging rock removal operations. Message boards will advise motorists of the closure. Motorists can follow marked detours while the road section is closed. Detours will include both directions.
Operations continue for the Harrodsburg Road/US 68 project. The work includes asphalt pavement and roadway rehabilitation. The work zone is from Harrodsburg Road/US 68 (milepoint 0.000) at the Kentucky River extending northeast 4.807 miles to the Lexington Road/KY 29 Intersection (milepoint 4.807). The entire section is a distance of 04.81 miles. The anticipated date of completion is October 31.
The project is part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The HSIP program is designed to provide safety upgrades for roadways. KYTC District 7 includes Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford Counties.
And just how is the highway department “advising motorists?” I only learned of this by chance, just a few days before the closure. I do have a mailbox.
And what provisions are being made for residents who will be trapped, living on dead end roads (or actually on US 68)? Brooklyn Road connects right at the bridge, so we might be allowed to get to the bridge, but what of residents of Pekin Lane or the resident of the one house right on the highway?
Speaking of mailboxes, will USPS (and UPS, Amazon, etc.) deliver?
Nice of them to close it right before the US 68 400 mile yard sale. They could have waited until the following Monday.
The KYTC District 7 website states closure will only be Mondays 7am through Thursdays 7am only. 4 days a week. Not weekends.
Actually, it is only 3 days a week since the road reopens 7am Thursdays until Monday morning at 7am. Conveniently for the 68 yard sale 🙂