Western Kentucky bridge to soon be open to two-way traffic

Eggners Ferry Bridge

AURORA, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a western Kentucky bridge could soon be open to two-way traffic.

District One Chief District Engineer Mike McGregor said in a news release Wednesday that the Eggners Ferry Bridge’s lanes could be opened as early as the last week of March or early April.

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McGregor says construction of a multi-use path will continue despite vehicle traffic. Remaining work is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The $133 million bridge is replacing the outdated span that carries U.S. 68/Kentucky 80 traffic over the Kentucky Lake-Tennessee River navigation channel and connects Aurora, Kentucky, to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.


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