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KY 698 at McKinney Creek in Lincoln County Set for Closure Friday

Long-term closure necessary to address safety concerns

 

SOMERSET, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that KY 698 in Lincoln County will close beginning Friday, Jan. 15 at mile point 4.649 (McKinney Creek). Following a statewide load rating analysis of select steel culverts, KYTC bridge preservation engineers determined the closure was necessary due to deterioration of the steel pipes and insufficient supporting material above the pipes. The structure will temporarily close to all traffic for the public’s safety.

 

The duration of the closure will be determined once restoration plans are confirmed. Signs and barricades will be posted. Traffic should detour using KY 198. The closure location is between Rube Brown Road and Millie Petrey Lane.

 

Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.

 

Traffic information for the District 8 counties is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.  

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KY 698 Closure Lincoln County