Section of KY 1413/Patterson Ferry Rd. closed due to sinkhole

UPDATE on KY 1413/Patterson Ferry Rd in MARSHALL County at Sinkhole site.

KY 1413/Patterson Ferry Road in Marshall County has reopened to traffic at the south end of the I-24 Overpass between US 62 and US 68.

This morning the KYTC Marshall County Highway Maintenance Crew filled a sinkhole with riprap, then topped it off with flowable fill. The crew also used flowable fill to cap off a portion of the hole that was repaired earlier in the week.

Once the sinkhole was capped, the crew covered it with metal plates to protect it until cement used to fill the hole sets up. The protective metal plates will be removed on Monday.

This section of KY 1413/Patterson Ferry Road normally carries about 500 vehicles per day.

The roadway is now open.

Original release:

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed a section of KY 1413/Patterson Ferry Rd in Marshall County due to a sinkhole along the roadway.

The Marshall County Highway Maintenance Crew had filled a small sinkhole at the site in the last few days. However, the sinkhole near the approach to the I-24 Overpass has reopened to a hole about 6 ft. awide and about 6 ft. deep. Due to the difficulty of evaluating it in darkness, the roadway is closed to all through traffic. Engineers will return to the site during daylight when it will be easier to evaluate the sinkhole and develop a repair plan.

KY 1413/Patterson Ferry Road connects US 62 and US 68 in northwestern Marshall County near Palma.

The roadway at this site will remain closed until appropriate repairs are completed.