A section of KY 133/Shelby Store Road south of Salem in Livingston County remains closed to through traffic due to erosion at a couple of cross drains. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have been evaluating the site today, formulating repair plans, and ordering materials required for repairs to begin on Monday.
KY 133/Shelby Store Road is closed to through traffic between the Livingston-Crittenden County Line at mile point 0.0 and Kitchen Road at mile point 0.667. When KY 133 enters Crittenden County at the end of state maintenance it becomes Axel Creek Road which is closed at the county line.
The Livingston County Highway Maintenance Crew plans to be at the site early Monday to start repair efforts. Two cross drains will have to be replaced. One is more than 12 ft. deep, requiring extra equipment for the work. Based on the best estimate, KY 133 could reopen by sometime Wednesday.
During flash flooding last week some erosion was reported in this area. Highway personnel made a temporary repair at that time. Additional heavy rain rolling thorugh the Salem area Thursday caused further erosion damage requiring the roadway to close.
KY 133/Shelby Store Road remains closed to through traffic. However, access will be maintained for local property owners through the weekend. KY 133 will then be closed to all traffic on Monday and Tuesday to allow the necessary repair work.