Starting Wednesday morning, Wednesday, April 30, motorists who use Chloe Road on a daily basis might want to consider a detour for the next couple of weeks.
Joe Stanley, Highway District 12Maintenance Engineer, said that crews will be drilling to install railroad steel as part of embankment failure repair work. "They will be working in several locations, moving from day to day. They will start each morning about 8:30 and finished each afternoon about 2:30."
Stanley explained that the long delays are a result of the size of the drilling rig. "You can't get the equipment set up to do the work without block both lanes of the road," he pointed out. "We will do our best to accommodate school buses and will stop work for emergency first response vehicles which are en route to an accident or a hospital, but everyone else would be much better off to take US 460 to US 23 to get to and from Pikeville from the upper end of KY 1460, at least during the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m."
Stanley said he knows that motorists will be patient and wants to thank everyone in advance for their understanding. "If I had to drive Chloe Road every day, I would be tickled to death that these breaks are being fixed. The road is narrow in some places as it is, and when there is an embankment failure, drivers have to be extra cautious. This is a safety project as well as routine maintenance work, and we will try to do the work as quickly as safety will allow.">