State begins $900,000 project to improve 7 Kentucky bridges

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FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $900,00 bridge deck restoration project to improve seven bridges in northeast Kentucky. Work will start in July at two Carter County bridges, and includes a temporary road closure and other traffic impacts.

Beginning Monday, July 2, contractors will close KY 1661 at the bridge over the Little Sandy River (milepoint 1.6) just south of Grayson in Carter County. The road will be closed at the bridge for ten days for a pavement overlay and other work. During construction, all traffic will be detoured using KY 7 and KY 1661. Signs will be posted.

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Also starting Monday, the US 60 bridge over the Little Sandy River in downtown Grayson (milepoint 24.5) will be restricted to one-lane traffic controlled by temporary signals. The bridge will remain one lane until construction is complete, which is expected to take 30 days.

Work on five other bridges in northeast Kentucky will follow:

  • KY 7 bridge over Little Sandy River in Elliott County
  • KY 7 bridge over Doctors Branch in Elliott County
  • KY 1013 bridge over Fox Creek in Fleming County
  • KY 57 bridge over Somerset Creek in Nicholas County
  • KY 377 bridge over Brushy Creek in Rowan County

Traffic changes will be announced prior to construction. All work is being done under a $936,049.79 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract awarded to M&M Services Co. Inc.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction