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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.)


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