Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rosebud Curve to get high-traction surface

One of the most hazardous stretches of highway in Crittenden County is about to get a little safer.

High-traction coating will be applied to the surface of U.S. 60 East on the curve at the top of Rosebud Hill near the intersection with Nunn Switch Road beginning Thursday and continuing Friday. The area is about five miles west of the Crittenden-Union County line.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane during work. Due to the potential for delays in this work zone, commuters should consider a self-detour via Ky. 365 when traveling between Marion and Sturgis.
This section of U.S. 60 was chosen for the coating due to a high number of wet weather crashes at the site. This curve also has enhanced LED flashing signage that has reduced overall crashes at the site. However, wet weather crashes have persisted.

The high-traction coating being installed will be similar to the coating installed on the Tradewater Bottoms Curve on U.S. 60 in Crittenden County at the lower end of Rosebud Hill at on the U.S. 641 curve at Coleman Road just south of Marion.