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R-Cut Work Zone to Begin in Graves Monday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY - Roadwork is planned at the U.S. 45 and KY 408 intersection north of Mayfield in Graves County beginning Monday.

Drivers should be prepared to encounter lane restrictions along U.S. 45 at the KY 408 intersection as road crews begin construction on an R-Cut at the intersection.

Officials plan to complete as much of the work as possible this fall. However, weather will most likely extend the work into early spring.

Installation of the R-Cut is designed to enhance safety at the intersection. Using Federal Highway Safety Funding, the project will eventually remove a traffic light at the intersection and replace it with an R-Cut that has been shown to reduce crashes by approximately 50 percent.

The R-Cut restricts left turns and directions traffic to a dedicated turn lane with a modified U-Turn. The feature allows drivers to divide the decision to navigate through the intersection into several smaller decisions. The project will eliminate movements that create the most opportunities for serious crashes.

Published 07:40 PM, Saturday Oct. 17, 2020
Updated 06:09 PM, Saturday Oct. 17, 2020

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