South-Bound Bore To Be Closed For Weeks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State Transportation officials say the south-bound bore of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel is going to be closed Sunday night for several weeks.

A pavement repair project is expected to last until mid-August. In addition, the speed limit for all traffic in the north-bound tunnel will be lowered to 25 miles per hour.

No wide loads will be allowed to pass through the tunnel during the construction period. Officiala say a wide load is anything over ten feet wide.

In addition, there will be no hazardous material escorts because officials say the risk of an accident increases dramatically by having a vehicle stop in single-lane traffic.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus