Notable traffic pattern change taking place in Somerset

If driving in neighboring Pulaski County later this week, you will see significant traffic pattern changes taking place Wednesday, August 17th, at the intersection of KY 461 and KY 80 as part of the KY 461 improvement project. This project includes the replacing of the intersection at KY 80, according to the District 8 transportation cabinet office in Somerset.

Motorists should be prepared for the following changes:

– Westbound KY 80 traffic will be switched on the new alignment traveling under the bridge and take the ramp to loop around toward Somerset.

– Westbound KY 80 traffic seeking to access KY 461 will turn right at the current intersection.

– Southbound KY 461 traffic will continue straight onto the new alignment, cross the bridge and continue on toward Somerset.

– Southbound KY 461 traffic traveling to London will exit left onto old KY 461 and make a left turn at the current intersection.

Eastbound KY 80 traffic will be unchanged. Motorists should exercise extreme caution and are advised to slow down, avoid distractions and obey directional signage.

District 8 says the date may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.