JACKSON — Beginning Monday, April 11, KY 699 near Slemp in Perry County will be reduced to one lane near mile marker 7. Traffic at this location will be controlled by temporary traffic signals for approximately two months.
The restriction is necessary because of a project to replace a bridge on Old Beech Fork Road (CR 1539). A new bridge is being built adjacent to the existing structure, at the county road’s intersection with KY 699. The lane closure on KY 699 is necessary for the construction contractor to have a staging area for equipment and materials. Old Beech Fork Road traffic will continue to use the existing bridge while the new one is being built.
Motorists should expect delays in this area. Drivers should slow down as they approach this construction zone, watch for stopped traffic and obey the temporary traffic signal. Motorists are asked to be aware of workers, traffic control devices and construction equipment when traveling in this and other areas where projects are ongoing.