Disregard for road closure signs leads to longer road closure


Web Editor - Michael Vick

HICKMAN COUNTY, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is requesting the assistance of the public to locate the driver of a vehicle who reportedly disregarded several road closed signs and moved a road closed barricade to drive through freshly-poured concrete on KY 3061 in Hickman County sometime Wednesday.

KY 3061 in Hickman County was scheduled to reopen Wednesday east of the Nichols community following extended closures for replacement of several cross drains. However, the roadway will have to remain closed for up to two more days after the incident.

Due to damage to the uncured concrete, the roadway will now have to be jack-hammered and new concrete poured.

As a reminder, the penalty for disregarding or moving a traffic control device is about $150 per sign or barricade. Plus, the motorists can be held responsible for the cost of replacing the concrete.

Anyone with information on the vehicle that reportedly drove through the fresh concrete on KY 3061 should contact the Kentucky State Police or the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office.

This work zone on KY 3061between Brush Creek Road and  the KY 307 Intersection.