The City of Russellville received word from the Kentucky Transportation Department last Friday informing the mayor that beginning late this week a contractor will begin milling and resurfacing from Nashville Street through West Ninth Street in Russellville.
Pavement milling is the process of removing at least part of the surface of a paved area. Milling removes anywhere from just enough thickness to level and smooth the surface to a full depth removal.
Milling will be done in the late to early hours from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. on weekends to cut down on traffic disturbances. During this operation there will be at least one lane closed and there will be flaggers in place directing traffic.
This work will encompass from 431 south of the Greens subdivision on down to the Russellvile High School.
“If you look, said Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton, “you will notice coming right off the bypass before you get to the high school a sign that says Hwy. 431. They changed that about an year and a half ago.”
One of the reasons for the repairs is due to ponding on Hwy. 431 from the heavy traffic of sanitation trucks coming into Logan County to the landfill.
In the fall, the state will be doing some more work on the Hwy. 68-80 business district through Russellville, said mayor Stratton.
Mayor Stratton asks citizens and those traveling into the city by way of Hwy. 431 to be careful and drive cautious. Prepare to make stops for construction and watch for flaggers giving instruction.
“We want everyone to stay safe during the needed work on our streets,” mayor Stratton said.