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$1.3M safety improvement project set to begin Monday on Turfway Road (KY 717) in Boone County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is set to begin a highway safety improvement project on KY 717 (Turfway Road) in Boone County to straighten a ninety-degree curve.

Images courtesy of Google Maps (click to enlarge).

Construction work will begin Monday, April 1.

“By eliminating this sharp curve on Turfway Road, we are enhancing safety for area residents and commuters,” said Bob Yeager, chief district engineer for KYTC District 6.

A six-week closure of KY 717 (Turfway Road) from KY 1017 (Aero Parkway) to KY 236 (Donaldson Road) will be required as part of the project, and the public will be notified once closure dates are confirmed. The detour during the closure will be KY 842 (Houston Road) to KY 236 (Donaldson Road). Local traffic will have access.

The project is set to be complete in early August.

Riegler Blacktop of Florence, Ky., was awarded the project with its low bid of $1.3 million.

For an update on KYTC road projects in Northern Kentucky, click here. 

Motorists and residents are encouraged to subscribe to the District 6 Facebook page or follow District 6 on Twitter for updates.

Knowing construction updates ahead of time can minimize frustration and delays.

KYTC District 6

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