Road work to begin soon on portion of U.S. 68 in Todd County

A preventive maintenance project is expected to begin on a section of U.S. 68 in Todd County with preparation work starting Thursday morning.

According to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the actual maintenance work will begin Monday, July 22. The “cape seal” application is being done on about 10 miles of U.S. 68 in Todd County from the bridge over West Fork-Red River at mile point 1.5 to Old Quarry Road at mile point 11.

Motorists can expect to drive on loose gravel in different areas that will get smoother as vehicles drive on it. An asphalt layer will be applied as the final part of the project. The project is expected to take about a month to complete, weather permitting.

This application is among a handful of methods being used in Kentucky with the purpose of extending the life of existing pavement.