KYTC NEWS RELEASE
Due to sub-surface damage to the roadway, a section of KY 1078/Spottsville Camp Road will remain closed just north of US 60 in Spottsville through the weekend and into next week.
A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Geotech crew has been drilling to test sub-surface soil and rock density to assist with design and engineering to prepare for eventual construction of a New US 60 Green River Bridge. Earlier this week the drilling crew hit a water line. The resulting leak eroded the sub-surface of the roadway at the site and loosened dirt at the base of several utility poles along an embankment. Temporary repairs have been completed.
KY 1078/Spottsville Camp Road will remain closed at mile point 17.5 just north of US 60 in Spottsville until the drilling is completed and transportation engineers can plan more permanent repairs to the roadway and embankment. Approximately 200 vehicles travel this section of KY 1078 in an average day.
The drilling crew will be back at the site Monday through Thursday of next week, May 9 through 12 to complete their work. This continuing closure of KY 1078 does not impact traffic on US 60 through Spottsville.
There will be no marked detour for motorists seeking to travel the east end of KY 1078. However, residents along KY 1078 on the north side of US 60 will have access from the westernmost connection to US 60 near Baskett.
Construction of a new US 60 Green River Bridge at Spottsville is on track for a start date in late 2018 or sometime in 2019.