New turning lanes featured as part of local road improvements

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract for about $2.9 million that will bring improvements to several roadways and intersections in Russell County.

The improvements will mostly focus on Highways 127 and 619.

According to the transportation cabinet, the project includes adding left turn lanes onto US 127 at Charles E. Peck Drive and Bernard Lane. Left turn lanes will also be constructed on KY 619 at the intersection of U.S. 127 with a protected/permitted left turn signal.

The project also includes a center two-way left turn lane to be added on U.S. 127 at Dr. Joe T. Petty Drive and on KY 619 between Laker Inn and Dowell Road.

Another part of the project includes the construction of offset left turn lanes at the intersections of U.S. 127 and KY 80 and the intersection of U.S. 127 and Northridge/Steve Drive Connector.

The contract was awarded to Louisville Paving Company, Inc. with a cost of $2.9 million.

Work is tentatively scheduled to begin early spring 2024.


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