FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A highway safety project is planned to upgrade a section of U.S. Highway 60 in eastern Kentucky, transportation officials said.

The project along six miles of the highway around the Rowan and Bath county line will realign a sharp curve and replace the Kentucky Highway 801 intersection with mini-roundabout, the state Transportation Cabinet said in a news release Thursday.

The mini-roundabout is designed to improve traffic efficiency and safety by changing the intersection’s traffic pattern, officials said.

The project also will complete pavement improvements, new rumble strips, improved roadway markings, and new guardrails and signs on U.S. 60.

State highway engineers will hold a public meeting Feb. 20 in Farmers to discuss the upgrade and talk about mini-roundabouts and how they work.

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