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U.S. 52 interchange to close: Repairs to be made in the area of roundabout

The U.S. 52 Eastbound interchange is going to be closed for a week in late August so repairs can be made to some concrete pavement.

Lawrence County Engineer Patrick D. Leighty made the announcement Friday that, due to some repairs that need to take place in the area of the Solida Road Roundabout, the interchange will be closed for one week starting Monday, Aug. 26 and reopening on Monday, Sept. 2.

He said that the repairs to the concrete pavement in a couple of the areas do not allow enough clearance for both construction and traffic to safely use the space provided.

“We will be using the same detour route as when the construction of this project took place,” Leighty said. “These full deep replacement repairs to the concrete paving are not uncommon for projects of this nature, as the same type of repairs have been done on local projects by other agencies.”

Leighty also said he appreciates the patience of the traveling public and this closure will allow the contractor to make the repairs in a safe manner and allow time for the concrete to cure enough to open the interchange to traffic loads.