9/17/2014

TRAFFIC IMPACT ADVISORY: U.S. Route 23 delays possible Sept. 21 as crews make needed upgrades

ASHLAND, Ky. – Kentucky Power and contractor crews will temporarily halt traffic in both directions along U.S. Route 23 in Greenup County on Sunday, Sept. 21, as equipment upgrades are installed. The road closures are necessary to allow line crews to safely replace power lines that stretch across the highway.

The work zone is located near the Boyd-Greenup county line of U.S. Route 23 at mile marker .05 near the Hillbilly Flea Market, Golden Corral and Arby’s restaurants. Communities affected include Ashland, Bellefonte, Flatwoods, Russell and Westwood. Workers will make every effort to keep road closures as brief as possible with five temporary closures of 10 minutes or less planned between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Traffic will flow normally between closures.

In the event of inclement weather, the project will be rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28.

Kentucky Power has notified highway officials, law enforcement agencies and local authorities of the road closures and obtained all necessary work-related permits. Professional traffic control personnel will be used to manage traffic and lane closures during the project.

Kentucky Power is an operating unit of American Electric Power and provides electricity to approximately 171,000 customers in all or part of 20 Eastern Kentucky counties.