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Paving Starts Tuesday on US 60-13th Street in Downtown Ashland

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

ASHLAND , Ky. (WSAZ) -- Drivers that use US 60-13th Street in Ashland may want to find an alternate route for their travels starting next week.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crew will begin a paving project starting Tuesday night. The work will last two to three weeks and take place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Paving will start on US 60 at Winslow Road near Rose Hill and progress along US 60-13th Street past Blackburn Avenue down the college hill to Winchester Avenue in downtown Ashland. Crews will then pave the section of Winchester Avenue from 13th Street north to the Greenup Avenue split, return to US 60 and work along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (12th Street) to the 13th Street split, and continue along 13th Street-US 60 back to the Rose Hill area.

Where crews are working, US 60 will be reduced to one lane. Along the multi-lane sections of 12th and 13 Streets, as well as Winchester Avenue, there will be shifting closures of each travel lane.

Drives are urged to reduce speeds through work zones, and drive with caution as travel could be on rough surfaces at times.

This work is part of a Transportation Cabinet contract awarded to Mountain Enterprises Inc. for $1,875,980 that includes resurfacing 2.8 miles of US 60 (13th Street) and 1.8 miles of Winchester Avenue (US 23) in downtown Ashland as well as handicapped-accessible sidewalk ramps at intersections along both routes. The sidewalk ramps are complete. The remainder of the paving along Winchester Avenue, from 13th Street to the southern Greenup Avenue split, will begin later this summer or in the fall.


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