Darren Doyle, story:
The expected traffic impacts in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 Edmonson County area for September 2 through September 9 are listed below. All work is subject to change.
KY 70 Main Street (mile points 9.9 - 11.7):
A resurfacing project will resume on KY 70 Main Street beginning at the intersection of Morgantown Road and KY 259, extending east to the intersection with Washington Street. Motorists should expect flaggers to be present through the work zone during the day. Paving operations will begin Wednesday night under lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists should not park in this section during this time.
Mammoth Cave National Park - September 14th through September 16th:
Mammoth Cave National Park will temporarily close Brownsville Road (KY-70E) from the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Brownsville Entrance from 7 am Wednesday, September 14 to 7 am Friday, September 16. The 48-hour closure is required for crews to complete fog sealing on the roadway.
Cedar Sink Trail will remain open during the road closure but may only be accessed by the Park Boundary Road originating at the intersection of KY-259 and State Hwy 422 in Pig, KY. There will be no access to Turnhole Bend Nature Trail or to Joppa Church from either Brownsville Road or Joppa Ridge Road the during the closure.
The sealing work is a part of a larger project to clean culverts, repair parking areas, install rumble strips, and stripe the roadway within the park. The pavement project is being coordinated by the United States Federal Highway Administration and National Park Service.
For the most up to date information about the status of park roads visit us on our website: www.nps.gov/maca, follow our road status on Twitter: @MCNPRoadsFerry.