PRESTONSBURG - A section of Route 1428 will be closed next week for construction, the Department of Highways announced yesterday. Due to recent flooding, a culvert on Route 1428 was damaged near the 13.5 mile marker, which is located near Adams Middle School. The road will be closed from Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6 for removal and replacement of the culvert, according to Tim Spencer, Floyd County resident maintenance engineer with Highway District 12. "It is expected to take most of the week to complete the project before school starts," Spencer said. "There is another way to enter Prestonsburg, so hopefully this will not be too inconvenient for people. We appreciate everyone's understanding and patience while we work to make the roads as safe as possible."