Ky. 77 in Powell to be closed for pipe replacement

Drivers who use Ky. 77 in the Red River Gorge in Powell County will need to find another route on Wednesday, April 14. The road will be closed between milepoints 1.5 and 3.7 for replacement of two drainage pipes. This location is between Branham Cemetery Road and the Martins Fork trailhead parking area, and includes the Nada Tunnel.

Work will begin around 8 a.m., and should be completed by 3 p.m. During this time, the road will be closed to all through traffic.

No marked detour will be posted, but drivers can use Ky. 11/Ky. 15, Ky. 613, and Forest Service Road 23 through Menifee County as an alternate route. Motorists should plan their trips accordingly. At this time, Ky. 715 in Wolfe County is still closed between Sky Bridge and the Menifee County line, so that route is not available for use as a detour.

Between 550 and 600 vehicles use this portion of Ky. 77 each day.

In case of inclement weather, the closure will be postponed until another suitable date.