Kentucky American Water will be conducting a major system improvement that will have a significant traffic impact on travelers at the Richmond Road / New Circle Road interchange. The work will be conducted during the overnight period of May 16-17, to minimize the impact to customers and to the traveling public as much as possible.
Kentucky American Water will be installing a new 24-inch valve in one of the major water transmission mains on Richmond Road, another investment in the water system to ensure reliable service. The valve is located in the inbound lanes of Richmond Road, beneath the New Circle Road overpass. Crews will restrict traffic flow and establish the construction zone at 8 PM on Friday, May 16. The old valve will be excavated and removed, which will result in a temporary water outage for number of customers in the area. The affected customers have been notified that they will be without water during the overnight hours and possibly into the early morning hours of Saturday, May 17. The new valve will be installed, prepared for service, and placed into service as soon as possible to restore water service to those affected. The roadway will be restored and at least partially reopened to traffic sometime Saturday morning.
The project is scheduled to begin at 8 pm on the evening of Friday, May 16, with the blockage of the two primary through – lanes of west-bound (inbound) Richmond Road beneath the New Circle Road overpass. Guardian Security will be on site to direct traffic. Inbound Richmond Road traffic will be restricted to one lane, and left-turn traffic movements from Richmond Road onto the New Circle Road on-ramps will be restricted or prohibited at times.
Project Estimated Time for Completion
The project construction goal is to be completed within a 12 hour window from 8 PM Friday evening through 8 AM Saturday morning, contingent on all construction going as planned. It is always possible that unforeseen circumstances or complications may extend the timeframe for completion.
This project has been planned in coordination with LFUCG Divisions of Police and Traffic Engineering, the Kentucky Department of Transportation, and Kentucky 811.