Two KYTC projects totaling $1.2 million bring new pavement to Lewis, Carter counties


Paving starts Aug. 12 on AA Highway, followed by KY 7 week later

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2019)– Two Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway projects totaling
about $1.2 million will bring new pavement this month to KY 10 (AA Highway) in Lewis County and KY 7 in Carter County.

On Monday, Aug. 12, contractors will begin paving 8.6 miles of the AA Highway in Lewis County from Little Trace Branch (mile point 11.2) west of Garrison to the Lewis-Greenup county line (mile point 19.8). Work includes a thin layer of microsurface —
a polymer-based blacktop — and will require one-lane traffic during paving operations. In addition, cross-road traffic could be stopped at times. Motorists should expect delays through about Aug. 16, depending on weather.

After the AA Highway work is complete, beginning about the week of Aug. 19, contractors will move to KY 7 in Carter County to conduct microsurface paving on 5.5 miles of KY 7 between KY 1496 (mile point 4.8) at Grayson Lake and the Little Sandy River bridge
(mile point 10.3) in Grayson. Expect one-lane traffic and delays for several days.

The work is being done under two low-bid Transportation Cabinet contracts — $550,059.85 for KY 7 and $700,841.86 for the AA Highway — awarded to American Pavements Inc.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.


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