Posted on 2/2/14

053MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/22/14) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is in the final stages of installation of a new pre-fabricated culvert along Kentucky 601 in Muhlenberg County.

Kentucky 601 has been closed at mile point 3.43 since work on the extended project started August 13. Kentucky 601 is expected to reopen to traffic late Monday.

The existing arch culvert under Kentucky 601 at the site partially collapsed after flash flooding, forcing the roadway to close for several days in Mid-April.. Transportation Cabinet crews were able to make temporary repairs to allow Kentucky 601 to reopen until a new culvert could be designed and fabricated.

By using a pre-fabricated structure, the KYTC Muhlenberg Highway Maintenance Crew has been able to replace the drainage structure along Kentucky 601 between Wright Lane and Cypress Cemetery Lane in a matter of weeks instead of having to close the roadway for a couple of months.

The new culvert is 9 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide by 70 ft. long and cost about $35,000 to fabricate and deliver. The use of state highway personnel for the installation helps to reduce the price tag to taxpayers.

The culvert runs under Kentucky 601 about 2/10ths of a mile north of the Western Kentucky Parkway Overpass.

If all goes as planned, installation of the new drainage structure should be completed late Monday, allowing the roadway to reopen to normal traffic flow. Motorists are asked to use caution once the roadway reopens as some finish work may continue at the site for a few days.

055 057

Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.


In Other News...

Gift Wrapping Booth Opens at Parkway Plaza Mall

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/25/15) — Shoppers are invited to let Hopkins County Central High Voltage Dance Team wrap their… Read More

Hopkins School District Among Six in State Receiving Honor Roll Award

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/25/15) ― Hopkins County School District was one of six in the state to be named to the sixth… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 20, 2015 9618

Dispatchers Overhear Drug Activity during…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 9507

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8590

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7360

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4250

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15030

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14294

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 1645

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1640

Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted -…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 975

Students Serve to Learn Life Lesson

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 898

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 801

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 782

Two Vehicle Collision Sends Four to Area Hospitals

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 767

A.G. Conway Announces $256 Million Settlement…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 662

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 552

Ky. Division of Forestry Firefighters on Standby…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 498

Members of Congress Need to Spend More Time on…

by SurfKY News