One-lane traffic for portion of KY-80 set to begin

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Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 4:28 PM EDT
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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - (UPDATE - 9/28/23) A change in traffic pattern is now set to start on Monday, October 2. KYTC officials said the reason for the delay was due to rain that fell in the area on Wednesday and Thursday.

(ORIGINAL STORY - 9/27/23) A traffic pattern change is set to start on Friday, September 29, for a portion of KY-80 in western Perry County.

The change will go into effect around noon Friday.

It will affect KY-80 at the intersection of Steepfield Fork Road in the Avawam area- around one mile east of the Leslie County line.

KYTC officials say the traffic change is for the construction of a concrete box culvert, and will be in place until at least the last week of October or the first week of November.

The one-lane diversion will have a maximum width of 12 feet, so officials said wide loads will need to detour on the Hal Rogers Parkway.