KY 1274 in Menifee County to be closed for rockfall mitigation project

JACKSON, KY – Drivers who use KY 1274 between Big Woods and the Longbow boat ramp in Menifee County will have to find an alternate route beginning Monday, Jan. 6. The road will be closed between mile markers 8 and 9 for 60 days for a rockfall mitigation project.

The closed portion is the hill between the boat ramp and Big Woods Road.

Local traffic will be detoured via a signed route consisting of KY 36, US 460 and KY 1693. This is the same detour that was used when another rockfall mitigation project was done 10 years ago. Unlike that project, this one will require only a 60-day closure. The road will reopen in early March.

Motorists who use KY 1274 to connect with KY 801 or KY 519 in Rowan County as a through route from Frenchburg to Morehead may prefer to use an unmarked detour consisting of KY 36, KY 211 and US 60 through Salt Lick to Farmers and Morehead.