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Monday, June 22, 2020

KY Transportation Cabinet Releases Update on KY 9 Landslide and Cleanup

KY 9 experienced a major landslide about a month ago due to heavy rains. Now, progress is being made to clean it up.
(Img: KYTC)

By Jessie Eden

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released a statement on its Facebook page in regards to a landslide that closed down KY 9 about a month ago. Crews hope to open at least one lane in both directions in the next week or two.

The delay in cleaning up the landslide was due to safety concerns with continued instability from the hillside. Per the Facebook post, KYTC stated "The hillside is not owned by KYTC, so we couldn’t remove the material until it came upon state right of way."

KYTC also stated that the work is very labor intensive and additional crews from other counties have been brought in to assist with the clean up.

"There is a large amount of mud, trees and rocks that must be removed from the site," KYTC stated on its Facebook post. "Once enough debris is removed, it may be possible to open a lane in each direction. We hope to have a full opening in a week or two."

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Currently, the only detour to avoid this area is to take KY1632 (Moock Road) to US 27 to KY 1120 (11th Street). Large trucks are advised to take I-275 to I-471

You can view the original Facebook post from KYTC below or here:

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