Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Failed cross drain closing U.S. 641 tonight

UPDATE: At around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, U.S. 641 was reopened to traffic. A crew will be back at the site later today to do some finish work such as placing asphlalt over the excavation site and rip rap along the shoulder. Motorists can expect to encounter one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers as the crew finalizes work at this location.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is closing U.S. 641 in southern Crittenden County due to a failed cross drain at about mile-point 0.75 just north of the Caldwell County line.

A citizen noticed a break in the pavement and reported it. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel checked the location and found recent heavy rains had damaged a cross drain. The cross drain has to be replaced immediately.

The roadway is expected to close about 9 p.m. and remain closed for four to six hours tonight.

Flaggers will direct motorists to a detour via Ky. 902 at Fredonia to Ky. 855, then via Ky. 70 to return to U.S. 641 at Mott City.

The crew will likely replace the cross drain tonight, then be back at the site in the morning with lane restrictions for finish work.