Visitors to downtown Stanford may notice a few extra orange barrels guarding sidewalk corners for the next couple weeks.
The Kentucky Department of Highways is currently in the process of updating ramps and warning strips along the length of West Main Street in anticipation of resurfacing the street, Somerset District media contact Amber Hale said.
The construction is a standard part of any resurfacing the department does.
"Any time they resurface an area and might disturb some ramps, they have to redo the ramps," Hale said.
Engineer-In-Training Jessica Stringer was on West Main Street with construction crews May 9 as work began. While some corners will have their ramps re-worked and have warning strips installed that help blind people identify street corners, some corners will not need any work done on their ramps and will only have the warning strips installed, she said.
The construction is designed to bring West Main Street's sidewalks in line with ADA requirements, according to a statement from Hale.
Work on the sidewalks is expected to take approximately two more weeks. Paving of West Main Street is slated to begin June 1.
The Allen Co. is the main contractor.