PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Some road work in Pikeville is taking a little longer than expected.
Road closures were scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night last week on Baird Avenue and U.S. 23 ramps for road crews to mill and pave the ramps and roadways.
However, the road crews were unable to finish the work Saturday night due to equipment issues, so now they plan to finish the work Monday night.
From 7 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, you will not be able to drive on Baird Avenue or from the traffic signal on Baird Avenue out to U.S. 23. Also, you will not be able to use the ramps to and from U.S. 23 on the south end of Pikeville. The ramps on the north end (near Community Trust Bank) remain open.
The area between Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Pike County Health Department will be open with controlled access, which means flaggers will be operating from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. to direct traffic in this area.
If you need to access the hospital area or downtown Pikeville at night, you may use any of the following routes:
1. Off US 119, use KY 1426, Town Mountain Road
2. From US 23 South, use old South Mayo Trail which cuts off at the traffic signal at Holiday Inn Express and goes around past the Pike County Board of Education and the Landmark Inn.
3. From US 23 North, use old North Mayo Trail which cuts off near the Pauley Bridge and goes past Pikeville High School.
4. Use any of the ramps on the north end of the Cut-Thru.