Work nears on U.S. 31E in LaRue

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Preliminary work begins this week as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews realign curves and resurface a section of U.S. 31E near the Lincoln Boyhood Home in LaRue County.

The nearly $2.2 million contract with Salsman Brothers, Inc. from Bardstown will provide a safer and more efficient route through the corridor connecting Hodgenville and Bardstown, according to a KTC news release.

Signs are currently being installed near the project as crews prepare to lay cross drains beginning the week of March 10. Cross drain work will begin at the location known locally as Enlow’s Curve.

Water line relocation is also taking place through the project limits, which is scheduled for completion by April 15.

Work through the corridor likely will create congestion with regard to visitor traffic to the Lincoln Boyhood Home, especially through the summer months. Larger recreational vehicles and buses may experience additional challenges navigating the construction zone. Motorists are urged to use additional caution when traveling U.S. 31E between Hodgenville and New Haven and minimize driving distractions. Alternating one way traffic will be utilized throughout the project with the use of temporary signals.

The project is scheduled to be complete by Sept. 1.