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May 22, 2013

Repaving of 25W downtown starts today

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

Some work to make U.S. 25W a smoother ride through downtown Corbin could affect your trip today — as well as the next few days.

That’s because last fall’s repaving of U.S.25W through downtown will resume Wednesday (today).

As a result, some lane closures will be in effect for the next two-and-a-half weeks.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 11 Office in Manchester said closures will be possible between Depot Street and 15th Street from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. during weekdays, with the exception of next Monday, which is Memorial Day.

Officials with the highway department say the work is expected to be finished on Wednesday, June 12.

If you’re driving downtown on Main Street and Kentucky Avenue during that time, expect delays in the project areas. In addition, be aware of the work zones and drive safely while traveling through the area. That’s according to Jonathan Dobson, public affairs officer for the highway office in Manchester.

“The road will remain passable at all times. But if motorists are in a hurry or in an emergency, they might want to allow for extra time, or take an alternate route. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the end result will be a very smooth route,” Dobson said Tuesday in a phone interview from Harlan.

The highway office noted all work is scheduled on a tentative basis, and is subject to change depending on the weather, emergencies and other factors beyond control of the highway department.

The work to repave U.S.25W is a state project that goes from the Master Street Bridge, where U.S. 25W and KY 312 meet, continues along 25W on both Kentucky Avenue and Main Street, and ends at the intersection of Main and 18th Streets at Peach Corner, where U.S. 25W and KY 26 meet.

In a story last November, Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams said state workers put down a temporary base after last Thanksgiving, to fill in the soft spots on both Main Street and Kentucky Avenue. At that time, he added the state would be back this spring to “mill up both streets and repave the two streets.”

Dobson pointed out, “This will completely refurbish Kentucky Avenue and Main Street. We and the city did drainage work and put on a base coat of pavement last winter, enough to get us by ‘till the spring. Now that school’s dismissed in Corbin for the summer, now’s the time to do the repaving work.”

Both Sams and Mayor Willard McBurney ask motorists to be patient and use caution while the repaving work is going on.

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