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Solid Waste asks residents to avoid Gose Pike center during construction

Construction of the new tower at the Gose Pike Convenience Center starts today, and while the convenience center is under construction, the Boyle County Solid Waste Department is asking people to utilize other centers for waste disposal.

However, Gose Pike Convenience Center will remain open during the construction process but the hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

While the construction is going on, the center will only have 30-yard open tops available for disposal with no compactor boxes.

Due to the limits on capacity and hours, as well as expected traffic congestion, Solid Waste Director Donna Fechter said residents are being asked to only use the Gose Pike center if it’s absolutely necessary.

“If you do need to come here, drive safely, be patient and listen to the operator,” she said. “If at all possible, go to another convenience center, such as Alum Springs.”

While Gose Pike is under construction, Alum Springs Convenience Center will be open on Mondays, Fechter said.

The hours of the Alum Springs center are Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“If you don’t need to go to (Gose Pike), don’t,” Fechter said.

The work at the Gose Pike Convenience Center began on Monday, as all of the electric and controls were shut down and removed from the tower before the demolition of the tower on Tuesday.

The construction of the building is expected to take three weeks; Dec. 2 is the target date for completion.

This is the first of several upgrade projects planned for Boyle County’s convenience centers over the next few years.

“This was run down — like they all are — but this one services a lot people,” Fechter said. “(Gose Pike) will give us an idea of what materials are needed, what the budget will look like and how long it will take. This will be a template for what we will do to the others.”

Solid Waste has upgrade plans for the Mitchellsburg, Alum Springs and Perryville convenience centers. Fechter said the Forkland Convenience Center has been updated more recently and will not be updated again at this time.

“They all need (to be) replaced, besides Forkland, and we will replace them all,” she said.