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Paving Operations to Begin Next Week on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County

Reduced speed limit, one-lane work zone

SOMERSET, Ky. (May 19, 2022) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists that beginning Monday, May 23, crews will begin performing paving operations on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County.

Work will be performed both east and west bound between the Fishing Creek bridge (mile point 84.4) and the Russell County line (mile point 72). Work will begin as mobile operations to remove pavement markings which is expected to last four weeks. Paving operations will follow requiring the roadway to be reduced to one lane. In addition, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through the area and to pay close attention to signage.

Work is expected to be completed September 30. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.

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