Cross drain operations start July 21 on a portion of KY 987 in Bell County

Published 11:28 am Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that cross drain operations start Wednesday, July 21 on a portion of KY 987 at mile point 18.30 (one mile from the Bell County/Harlan County line) in Bell County.

The roadway will be closed Wednesday, July 21 beginning at 7 a.m., and remain closed until the work is completed. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The roadway is expected to be reopened Friday, July 23 at 5 p.m.

KYTC asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expect delays, and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area.

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