Sinkhole Forces Extended Closure of KY 272 in Trigg County


PADUCAH, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced the extension of the closure of KY 272 (Caledonia Road) in Trigg County. The closure, initiated by the Trigg County Highway Maintenance Crew, is necessary due to a sinkhole extending under the roadway near the 5.5 mile point.

The affected section of KY 272 spans between Cliffwood Drive and Glenwood Mill Road. Due to the extensive repairs required at the site, the closure will persist through Friday, July 12, with the possibility of further extension.

Motorists are advised that there is no marked detour in place. However, alternative routes include self-detours via KY 1585 (Montgomery Road) to U.S. 68, or via KY 1253 (Hardy Road), KY 525 (New Hope Road), and KY 139 (South Road).

KYTC District 1 and the Trigg County Highway Maintenance Crew will provide updates as repairs