SOMERSET – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to begin the first stages of work for the Heartland Parkway (KY 55) project in Adair County on Monday, Oct. 19.
The $6.99 million project will include 2+1 passing lanes from the Columbia Bypass (mile point 15) to the Adair/Taylor County line (mile point 22). A 2+1 road design has a continuous three-lane cross section with alternating passing lanes.
Work will begin with crews completing shoulder repairs and survey work during the remaining months of 2015 with minimal impact to traffic. Full construction operations are set to begin in early 2016.
When construction begins motorists are advised to pay close attention to signage through the work zone as traffic patterns will change throughout the project. Lane closures, lane restrictions, flaggers and construction personnel working in close proximity to traffic flow should be expected.
Gaddie Shamrock LLC is the prime contractor on the $6,997,279 project. Work is expected to be completed by August 15, 2016. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or unforeseeable delays.