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UPDATE: KY-22 reopens over Goose Creek

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Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the road isn't all the way finished but cars will soon be able to drive on it. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the road isn't all the way finished but cars will soon be able to drive on it.

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Kentucky Transportation officials say KY-22 is now open after being closed for four and a half months.

The road collapsed in early April after a heavy rainfall. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the road isn't all the way finished cars can now drive on it.

"It's important for motorists to note that they may think oh this asphalt is a little rough and it's not a finished job. This is just the base course of asphalt for that area,” said Andrea Clifford, KYTC.

The top surface will be put on in a few weeks during a resurfacing project.

"We wanted to go ahead and get the roadway back open to traffic particularly with school starting,” she told WDRB.

Residents who live nearby say it's taken 15 to 20 minutes longer to get anywhere east of their subdivision.

"It will make a big difference. I'm sure the people out this way are real happy to have it open,” said Don Schweiss.

Schewiss says commuters will be able to get their routines back to normal.

"There's a lot of people that have been put out of their way by that road. In the mornings and evenings it's wall to wall up and down,” said Schweiss.

Crews had to dam Goose Creek in order to finish the project but the water is now flowing again.

"If there had been a car on it, it would have been real bad,” said Schweiss.

A business owner nearby says he's lost $500 a day since the road's been closed.

“My customers are over there living. They can't come this way,” said Satiesh Patel, owner of Liquor World.

Crews spent the day installing barrier wall and guardrail and striping the pavement. The road officially reopened around 9:30 p.m.

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