A project designed to improve safety and traffic flow at two intersections along North Main Street in Elizabethtown begins Tuesday at the intersection at Crutcher Street.

The work could last up to 21 days, state officials said.

As previously reported, the intersection will be converted to a mini-roundabout configuration within the existing pavement footprint. Closure and detour signs will be posted along approaches of the intersection, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet news release.

As part of a two-phase project, when work is complete at Crutcher Street, construction will begin on a mini-roundabout at North Main’s intersection with Poplar Street adjacent to the historic Brown-Pusey House.

The second intersection also has a 21-day schedule with project completion expected by June 15.

The $433,614 project is contracted to Scott & Murphy Inc. Payment is from federal highway safety improvement funding. With both intersections being constructed within the current roadway footprint, no additional right of way will be disturbed and there are no significant utility impacts, the release said.

In meetings with local officials and representatives from adjacent properties, the project has been developed with consideration to help preserve aesthetic qualities of North Main and minimize impacts on historic structures and landscapes, the release said.

For updates as the project progresses, go to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 page on Facebook: @kytcdistrict4.

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