July 2, 2014

Road work dots Laurel landscape

Portion of Ky. 192 to be one lane starting Monday


By now, most motorists in Laurel County have figured out if you’re heading to downtown London delays are to be expected.

The construction project at the intersection of Fifth and Mill street has been underway since June 2 and has caused the sections of road to be shutdown for weeks.  

Chris Irvine of Irvine Contracting has been working on the project and said that drivers won’t have to fin an alternate route in to town much longer.

“Things are going good, we’re right on schedule,” Irvine said. “If we don’t run into any type of surprises or delays we will start blacktopping on July 7 and the road should open back up later that week.” The intersection has been shut down so that crews can install new pipes and box culverts in the area and improve the existing culverts. The project is part of a flood mitigation plan funded by a $760,000 hazard mitigation grant with an additional $130,000 coming from state funding due to 5th Street being part of Ky. 1006.


Ky. 192 project


In addition to the Mill Street construction, a new construction project on Ky. 192 is also scheduled to begin today.

Sections of Ky. 192 will be reduced to one lane while crews perform milling in certain locations, resurfacing the section and stripping operations.  

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet the construction will begin at mile point 12.5 near Ky. 552 and will end at 18.5 near the I-75 overpass.  The six-mile-long project will be done one mile at a time in order to prevent major conjestion.

“People can take an alternate route to avoid the construction if they want to,” said transportation cabinet spokesperson Les Dixon said. “They’re really not going to have to; the construction is going to be done in small sections to prevent as much congestion as possible. Drivers will need to be aware of expected delays and practice safe driving habits when traveling through the area.”

The construction project on Ky. 192 is expected to be completed by Monday, July 14. For road condition reports for local routes call 511or visit the 511 travel and traffic information website at 

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