ASHLAND Due to excessive rain, the closure and paving Saturday of two I-64 access ramps at the US 60 interchange (Exit 181) at Coalton in Boyd County has been rescheduled for Monday, June 10.

Beginning about 7 a.m. Monday, contractors will pave the circular ramps – the I-64 westbound off ramp to US 60, and the I-64 eastbound on ramp from US 60. Each access ramp will be closed for several hours for the work, up until about 7 p.m. Electronic message boards will be used to notify traffic of closures. Motorists may use the following detours:

- Westbound I-64 traffic needing access to US 60 at Coalton may use Exit 185 to KY 180 to reroute to US 60 at Cannonsburg; or traffic may continue west past Exit 181 and turn around at Exit 179 via the KY 67-Industrial Parkway interchange.

- Traffic on US 60 at Coalton or coming out of Carter County needing access to I-64 east toward Huntington should continue on US 60 to Cannonsburg and take KY 180 to the Exit 185 interchange.

The work is part of an ongoing $2.6 million state highway improvement project to resurface 5 miles of I-64 in Boyd County from mile markers 180 to 185 between the US 60-Coalton and KY 180-Cannonsburg exits. Interstate traffic is currently restricted to one lane both eastbound and westbound in that area, and the speed limit has been reduced.