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US 68 To Remain Closed, KYTC Says

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising motorists that Harrodsburg Road/US 68 will not open at 4 p.m. today, Friday, June 30, as previously advertised. The route is scheduled to reopen at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. The road, which connects Mercer and Jessamine Counties, will stay closed due to increased safety features that need to be applied and the removal of overhanging rock, according to KYTC.

The entire project 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 work is part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The HSIP program is designed to provide safety upgrades for roadways. The anticipated date of completion for the entire project is Oct. 31, 2023.

All work/closures are scheduled on a tentative basis, and subject to change depending on weather, emergencies and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.

District 7 includes: Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford Counties

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  1. Clay W. Harrison on June 30, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    The additional mileage for my wife and I to get to our jobs will have costed us an additional $700 in fuel by the end of this project. In a time that is already forcing families to cinch their financial belts.

    Who do we get in touch with to share our concerns and hopes for a partial opening of the road?

    Appreciate the Herald being one of the only sources of information throughout this project. More communication from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with the households neighboring this work would be appreciated.

    • Harrodsburg Herald on July 5, 2023 at 9:28 am

      Here is the contact information from the KYTC website.
      KYTC District 7
      800 Newtown Court
      Lexington, KY 40511
      Phone: (859) 246-2355
      Fax: (859) 246-2354
      Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST, M-F

  2. David Hart on July 2, 2023 at 8:43 am

    This section of public highway (Jessamine county/Mercer county) should be restricted to combination vehicles (tractor trailers) indefinitely. The dangers of a 78’ vehicle trying to maneuver these curves is ridiculous, not to mention the road can’t handle the weight. I have driven on roads in and out of Kentucky that are a lot better than (brooklin) as we know it and these roads are restricted. Just putting up warning signs doesn’t tell the dispatcher of the trucking company who are routing these trucks to take route. It shows in their system that this is the shortest route so drivers are forced to go this way. The state needs to step in and restrict this section of highway then the trucking companies will stop routing trucks on this highway.

  3. Thomas Hill on July 16, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    No. A lot of information about this road 68 projects poorly done and no news on closure or opening up the road

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