HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Police in Henderson are prepared to keep a close eye on a closed ramp.
Workers say cars are driving around cones and putting lives in danger.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants state troopers to watch the intersection here at 425 near Highway 41 and I-69.
You can see orange cones and signs blocking the road.
This is at Exit 10 just east of the Bypass.
The road has been closed since August for concrete repairs.
But workers say some drivers have tried to drive through the work area — at normal highway speed.
According to KYTC, several semi-trucks have tried to come through and have been forced to back up.
Officials says it’s dangerous for workers.
Now, Kentucky State Police will be watching the work area and writing tickets.
“If you come driving through here it’s a 150 dollar citation, plus the officer can add an extra $50 for every road closed sign, or barrel or cone that you ignore.”
This is a $1.5 million project and is expected to be complete by November 15th.
Until then, drivers should not drive around the road closed signs.
(This story was originally published on October 1, 2019)