Highway Safety Improvement Project to Begin on U.S. 127 and KY 619 in Russell Springs

Project to upgrade eight intersections starts in March


SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2024) – A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project to add turn lanes and upgrade eight intersections on U.S. 127 and KY 619 will start in March in Russell Springs. The project is part of the state’s Highway Safety Improvement Program that aims to boost safety and traffic flow.

Work will take place on U.S. 127 between the intersections of KY 619 and KY 80 (milepoints 17.6 to 18.6) and on KY 619 between Dowell Road and U.S. 127 (milepoints 16 to 16.2).

Contractors will set up work zone signs next week, and will begin construction mid-March.

Left turn lanes will be added to U.S. 127 at Charles E. Peck Drive/Bernard Lane. And, left turn lanes will be constructed on KY 619 at the intersection of U.S. 127, which will include a new protected/permitted left turn signal with a green arrow that indicates drivers can make left turns while all other traffic is stopped.

A center two-way left turn lane will be added on U.S. 127 at Dr. Joe T. Petty Drive and on KY 619 between Laker Inn and Dowell Road. Also included in this project will be the construction of offset left turn lanes at the intersections of U.S. 127 and KY 80 and the intersection of U.S. 127 and Northridge/Steve Drive Connector.

During the project, work schedules will vary with some construction performed at night. Intermittent lane closures will be in place throughout the duration of the project.

KYTC asks motorist to be aware of the work zone, expect delays, and to use safe driving habits when traveling through the area. 

The project was awarded to Louisville Paving Company Inc. in the amount of $2,908,000. Work is expected to be complete Oct. 31.

The start date and duration of work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.

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