Lakeway Drive project to begin next week

SOMERSET, Ky. (July 6, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that, beginning Monday, July 12, crews will temporarily close Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs to realign the angles of its intersection with KY 80 for safety purposes.

KY 80, known locally as West Steve Wariner Drive, divides Lakeway Drive. North of the intersection, Lakeway is designated KY 379; south of the intersection, it’s KY 3017. Each part of Lakeway intersects KY 80 at a sharp, 45-degree angle. The project is to rebuild the intersection to make it a safer 90-degree angle. 

Beginning Monday, crews will close KY 379 – the section of Lakeway north of the intersection – to through-traffic near the south entrance to Key Village. KY 3017, south of the intersection, is scheduled to be closed near BB&T Bank by the end of next week. Both routes will be reopened to traffic as realignment work is completed. 

Access to businesses in the area will be maintained.   

During the project KY 80 will be reduced to one lane at times with traffic controlled by flaggers. Motorists should expect delays and are asked to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.

In addition, the caution light currently located at the intersection will be removed next week, the new alignment will no longer require for the light to be in place.

Work is expected to be complete Aug. 15. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

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