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Chestnut St. Closing Monday

The following traffic changes will occur next week in support of the roundabout construction project:

  • Beginning Monday, May 19th, access to Chestnut St. to and from Nashville Rd. will be closed and detours will be in place. 
  • Oaklawn Way will reopen one day next week. 
  • Loving Way will close once Oaklawn Way reopens.

For more information and maps, please visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website HERE.  You may also contact Wes Watt, Public Information Officer at Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, at 270-746-7898 ext. 275 for more information. 

The roundabout construction project will cause traffic disruptions throughout the summer. 

  • Phase II (underway) – Closings of Oaklawn, Loving Way, and Chestnut St.
  • Phase III (beginning late June) – Closings of Loving Way and University Blvd.
  • Phase IV (beginning late July) – Closing of the entire intersection and approaching roads

For a map of the tentative schedule, click HERE.  All schedules are subject to change.  For the most up to date information, visit the KYTC District 3 website,



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