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Troopers: Drivers using unfinished road

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police troopers in eastern Kentucky say some drivers are using the new US 460 in Pike County before construction on the road is complete.

Lt. Jennifer Sandlin told WYMT-TV in Hazard ( ) that the road is marked as closed, but signs and construction barrels aren't enough to keep some motorists away.

The new highway creates a quicker route between areas toward Elkhorn City and US 23 in Pikeville.

Officials say they understand folks are anxious to use the new road but until it is officially open to traffic it is a huge safety risk because of a lack of markings and guard rails.

Sandlin says troopers have already written more than 100 tickets

Officials expect the road to open between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Information from: WYMT-TV,

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