LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A busy section of road in eastern Jefferson County is back open after being closed for nearly two months.

KY 22 over Goose Creek opened around 3 p.m. Tuesday, well ahead of schedule

Originally, the work was scheduled to be completed on Dec. 1, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet fast-tracked the project to get done before Thanksgiving.

“We didn't know if we would be able to get the funds and start the project before 2017,” said KYTC spokesperson Andrea Clifford.

A weight limit was posted on KY 22 near Ten Broeck Way in August after it was discovered that the culvert was beginning to deteriorate. It was ultimately determined that that the entire culvert would need to be replaced.

The section closed on Oct. 10.

“A lot of people have said they have family coming in for Thanksgiving, and this is the way they come to get to my house,” Clifford said.

KYTC estimates that around 12,000 cars use the route every day.

The project cost was around $500,000.

It follows a long-term closure of KY 22 farther west when a section collapsed during flooding in April of 2015.

“We haven't had quite as many calls on this section,” Clifford said. “It is a relief to have it open.”

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