KY 542 in Breathitt County to be closed on Thursday morning, Aug. 15

JACKSON, KY – Drivers who use KY 542 in eastern Breathitt County will have to find an alternate route on Thursday morning, Aug. 15. The road will be closed at milepoint 2.1 for replacement of a drainage pipe.

Work will begin at 9 a.m. and should be completed by 12 p.m. The road will be closed to all through traffic while work is ongoing.

No marked detour will be posted. Drivers will need to find an alternate route. Motorists can use Big Lovely Road, KY 1098, and KY 15 to bypass the closure. Fewer than 80 vehicles per day use the section of KY 542 to be repaired.

In case of inclement weather, the work will be postponed.

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