Today, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released a scheduling stating that work would begin in earnest on Wednesday, October 16.
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Memorial Parkway, between mile marking 1.2 and 2.9 will begin a project that includes correcting drainage, pavement and resurfacing from Stardust Point Lane to Inverness Place. Crews will be working daytime hours. At the 2.4 mile point a drainage pipe will be added, curb work, relocate the bus stop and construct a new sidewalk ramp. Milling and resurfacing of the project area will take place after drainage work complete.
Dill informed council that KYTC agreed to fix the situation after meeting with city officials and developers of Overlook Apartments. He said that an engineering design flaw caused the issue. The state required the apartment developers to create an additional lane, which the developers did. The construction of the lane then was approved by the state.
Unfortunately, according to Dill, the base of the road under the new lane was not as deep as the existing lane and water under the pavement was trapped and came out onto the new section causing ice to form.
Motorists should watch for lane closures, crews and equipment. The estimated completion is November 15.