A Preventive Maintenance Project has Started on U.S. 68 Veteran’s Memorial in Warren County

Cape Seal application to be applied

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.  – A preventive maintenance project on a section of U.S. 68 Veteran’s Memorial in Warren County has started. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from U.S. 68 Russellville Road (mile point 9.3) to near U.S. 231 Morgantown Road (mile point 11.1). The project is expected to take several weeks to complete.

A “cape seal” preventive maintenance application is being applied to the current pavement. Motorists can expect to drive on loose gravel in different areas that will get smoother as vehicles drive on it. That phase of the application process will last several days to a week. Motorists should obey the posted slower speed limit while this application is in process. The slow speed will help control the dust and loose gravel.

An asphalt layer will be applied as the final part of the project to give the roadway a smoother, less noisy ride. Workers will be present close to moving traffic so it is imperative motorists stay focused and use caution while traveling through the work zone. The project is heavily dependent on weather conditions so the construction timeline could change.

Pavement preservation is high priority for roads throughout the state. With reduced resurfacing budgets, these projects are being used to prolong pavement life and quality at a fraction of a full resurfacing project. When finished, the cape seal will provide an extended lifespan for a stretch of road which would need complete resurfacing within the next few years, otherwise.