Somerset Street in Stanford closed for bridge replacement

Published 11:34 am Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Ky. Transportation Cabinet
Press Release

SOMERSET — Somerset Street in downtown Stanford is now closed to through traffic.

On Tuesday, the Kentucky Department of Highways temporarily closed Somerset Street, also known as KY 1247, to through traffic between KY 78 (Main Street) and Betsey Lane at mile point 17.6 as crews perform bridge replacement project over St. Asaph Creek.

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Work is expected to be completed by May 2020. Signed detour routes will be posted. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

The Somerset Street closure was not the only roadway closure affecting Lincoln County traffic as of Wednesday.

On Monday, the Department of Highways announced that it was temporarily closing KY 70 in Pulaski County to through traffic to allow for cross drain replacement beneath the roadway. The closure, which was to begin at the Lincoln/Pulaski County line and end at Shady Lane/Old KY 70 (mile point 2.2), began at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and the road was scheduled to be reopened by 4 p.m. that afternoon.

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