A major road rehabilitation project by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on the portion of Highway 100 in Franklin known as West Cedar Street, between High Street and Highway 1008, begins with lane closures from May 30 through June 2.
That portion of West Cedar Street will be closed to through traffic beginning June 21; however, residents will have access to their driveways. A gravel wedge will be put in place to prevent a drop-off from the road to driveways during the work.
Only those living along that portion of West Cedar Street, which includes Grainger Village, will have access while the street is closed. Those residents are advised to drive slowly and use caution when traveling to or from their homes.
EMS and firefighters will have emergency access to the residences and garbage collection will be done as normal while the work is in progress. Also, no disruption is expected to water, sewer, or gas service.
The transportation cabinet says the road closure is necessary so a contractor can complete the stabilization of the roadway subgrade followed by resurfacing.
The work is expected to take 21 days to complete, depending on the weather.
A detour using Highways 1008 and 383, and U.S. 31- W will be used. Signs will be posted advising motorists of the detour.
The transportation cabinet says this project will provide a smoother road surface when completed.
Several people filled the upstairs meeting room at the Simpson County Courthouse for a Transportation Cabinet District 3 Office public meeting on the project on May 11.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 Chief Engineer Joe Plunk and District 3 Engineer Branch Manager Justin Young described the project. Young also presented a slide show describing different aspects of the project.
Both men then answered questions from those in attendance.
Franklin City Manager Kenton Powell also addressed questions regarding water and sewer lines.
“You’re attendance here means you really care about your neighborhood. We appreciate that you are here asking good questions.” Plunk said. “We understand that this is a big impact to you.”
Scotty’s Contracting and Stone was awarded the $897,562 contract for the work on Dec. 8, 2022.
Updates on the project will be available on the KYTC District 3 Facebook page or on the KYTC District 3 Twitter page.
The District 3 office is in Bowling Green.
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