Crews to reconstruct part of highway prone to landslides

Kentucky

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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A section of U.S. 42 in northern Kentucky that has been prone to landslides will be closed for two years so that crews can reconstruct the roadway.

A statement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the closure of the 1.2-mile section of highway in Gallatin County will begin Nov. 1.  

Officials said that along with constructing a new road, crews will relocate utilities and install a tie-back wall.

Engineer Bob Yeager says crews have been doing preliminary work since July and are ready to move forward with the next phase.

The $18 million project is scheduled to be completed in November 2023.

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