By Jeff Noble/Staff Writer
If you’re driving into downtown Corbin this Sunday night or Monday, be prepared to take another route.
Starting this Sunday at 8 p.m., the City of Corbin will close Main Street from Roy Kidd Avenue to 4th Street. That section of Main Street will also be closed all day Monday.
Also beginning this Sunday at 8 p.m. and all day Monday, there’s no parking on Main Street from 4th Street to Roy Kidd Avenue.
The word came from Corbin’s City Manager, Marlon Sams, who reported the closing is due to state road crews who will be paving that part of Main Street on Monday morning, beginning at 5 a.m.
The repaving is expected to be completed Tuesday, weather permitting.
“The state will be ‘milling it up’ and getting the street patched to get it ready for repaving,” said Sams in a phone interview Thursday.
In street and road repaving, milling is done to remove humps in the street, and create joints for resurfacing the street. A milling machine literally chews up old street material and grinds it back to be reused and mixed with fresh liquid asphalt for a fresh new layer of surface.
Elmo Greer & Sons, LLC (Greer Brothers) of London is doing the paving work for the section closed.
The work is part of a repaving project by the state highway department that will involve blacktopping Main Street and Kentucky Avenue. The total project runs from the intersection of South Main and 18th Street at Peach Corner (where U.S. 25W and KY 26 meet, continuing northward on both Main Street and Kentucky Avenue, and will end at the Master Street Bridge, where U.S. 25W and KY 312 meet.
Sams added motorists who normally use that section of Main Street use alternate routes to get into the area, be patient, expect delays and allow extra time to get to their destination.