Part of Main Street in Marion Closed Thursday Nite
By WestKyStar Staff
MARION, KY - A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic for night work along US 60 (Main Street) in Crittenden County on Thursday, August 23.
This night lane restriction and work zone is to allow base repairs along the highway through downtown Marion on Thursday night.
The work will start at the corner where US 60 turns from Gum Street onto Main Street, as it intersects with US 641. The repairs will run eastward along Main Street as it becomes Sturgis Road, and will end near Rush Creek Bridge, a total distance of about 1.5 miles.
This initial round of repair work is expected to be completed in one night. Traffic will then be allowed to run on the repaired areas for about a week to allow the road base to settle.
The contractor will then be back along this section of road for milling and paving work, starting around Thursday, September 30. A high level of cooperation is requested of the public during the paving phase. No on-street parking will be allowed along this section of Main Street or Sturgis Road in Marion during the milling and paving.
This segment of US 60 is part of a group paving project that started last fall that included a section of KY 1077. The paving was put on hold to allow the City of Marion to complete installation of new water lines through the downtown area.
Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are on the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.
This work is being scheduled at night to minimize traffic disruptions. Approximately 9,000 vehicles travel this section of US 60 in downtown Marion in a average day.