The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has work scheduled at several intersections across the region, including Owensboro, as part of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project.
Motorists should be alert for construction activity at the following locations:
U.S. 431/ Frederica Street at Salem/Goetz Dr
Milling starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, with paving to follow starting around 8 p.m., Monday.
The medians on U.S. 431 are being reconstructed to provide an offset for both northbound and southbound left-turn lanes to improve visibility of oncoming traffic. Turn lanes are being extended to provide additional capacity. A northbound right turn lane is also being added. The median will be removed and pavement markings will be revised on Goetz Drive to include a dual left-turn lane. Salem Drive will be widened to accommodate a right turn lane. Once this work is completed, signal modifications will be made to accommodate the new lane markings.
KY 2831/ Frederica Street at KY 81/Parrish Avenue
Pavement markings on KY 2831/Frederica Street are being revised at this busy intersection to provide offset northbound and southbound left-turn lanes to improve visibility of oncoming traffic. Signal modifications will be made to accommodate new markings and this section will be milled and filled following some required excavation work.
Motorists should be alert for various types of construction activity at these locations. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic.
The Highway Safety Improvement Program uses police-reported crash data to address safety issues at specific locations. The projects listed above are part of a multi-county project that is attempting to address safety issues at each of these locations in a specific way.
Timely traffic advisories and alerts are available at www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2.