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Paving to cause exit closure, rerouting at Olive Hill exit

Jul. 14, 2013 @ 12:02 AM

OLIVE HILL, Ky. -- A two-day closure of the on- and off-ramps of Interstate 64 at exit 156 in Olive Hill is scheduled next week, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

A 12-mile paving and repair project is scheduled this summer. The paving project along I-64 is scheduled to cost nearly $10.4 million.

Contractors will close the on- and off-ramps at exit 156 starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The ramps connect I-64 and Kentucky 2. The closure will allow paving equipment to remove old blacktop and apply new asphalt on the ramps. The ramps will reopen at 6 p.m. and be closed again from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release.

During the closure, traffic will be rerouted to exit 161 where motorists can access both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-64 or use U.S. 60 to reach Kentucky 2 in downtown Olive Hill.

One lane of traffic will be maintained eastbound and westbound on Interstate 64, and speed limits will be reduced to 55 miles per hour.

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