Friday, November 9, 2018

US 641 may open in a couple of weeks

The new U.S. 641 that will connect Marion with Fredonia could be open by the end of this month, possibly even before the holiday season arrives, according to the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

“We’re thinking around Thanksgiving,” said DOT spokesman Keith Todd.

When the 2018 construction season started, Nov. 15 was the target date for opening. Weather and other various delays have pushed that project back a couple of weeks.

Paving at the north end of the new Super 2 highway just south of Marion has taken place in the last few days, showing visible progress toward completion of the tie-in with the current highway.
Work is also ramping up at the southern connector just outside of Fredonia.

For more on this ongoing local news story stay tuned to The Crittenden Press printed edition. More details were in the Nov. 1, 2018 edition of The Press.