Blasting begins on the US 60 widening project


PRINCESS According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 9, the blasting will impact traffic along the US 60 widening project west of Cannonsburg in the coming weeks.

Contractors have begun performing minor blasting for hillside excavation in the Princess area of ​​US 60. Blasting will be limited to peak hours (noon to 3 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

When the blasting takes place, according to KYTC, flaggers will stop all traffic on US 60 for a short time. Drivers may encounter rolling roadblocks.

The work is part of the firm’s US$45 million upgrade that will turn 4 miles of the old narrow road between Cannonsburg and I-64 in Coalton into a straighter three-lane freeway with two wider traffic lanes , center turn lanes, right turn lanes and paved shoulders.

The project also includes the replacement of three aging bridges.


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