Starting next week, road crews will begin paving operations on Kentucky 61 in Adair, Cumberland and Metcalfe counties. Work in Cumberland County will start at mile point 16.69 (south of Kentucky 704) extending north through Metcalfe County and ending at mile point 4.36 (north of Gowen Road) in Adair County. During these operations, the roadway will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flaggers. Motorists are advised that during the process drivers will encounter a chip and seal surface for a short period. Because of the loose rock, speed limits will be reduced from 55 mph to 25 mph. Once the final stages of the application are applied, drivers can expect a smooth driving surface. The work is expected to be completed in four weeks. Work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.