FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – The KY 111 bridge project and road closure in Fleming County has been delayed another week due to material supply issues, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Contractors now plan to begin rehab work April 1 on the KY 111 bridge over a branch of Hillsboro Creek, which will require the bridge to close for 45 days through May 15.
The project includes new concrete beams, a new driving surface and other improvements to the KY 111 bridge at mile marker 7.6 just north of the KY 1515 (Orchard Road) intersection between Poplar Plains and Hillsboro.
During the work, April 1 to May 15, the bridge’s driving surface and supporting beams will be replaced and all traffic will be detoured:
– Via KY 158 and KY 32 from Hillsboro through Rowan and Fleming counties for all thru traffic and commercial vehicles. This will be the official detour marked by signs, and will reroute traffic along roads of similar type and weight capacities as KY 111.
– Local traffic may reroute using other routes such as KY 1515, KY 1013, etc. However, those roads will not be marked as detours and are not recommended for commercial or large vehicle traffic.
The project is being done under a $249,674.06 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract awarded to Frederick and May Construction Company under the Bridging Kentucky Program.
KYTC says the program is a commitment to improve safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing more than 1,000 critical structures in all 120 Kentucky counties over the next six years.
The program will open previously closed structures, improve bridge lifespans and ensure appropriate weight capacities are met, and improve access and mobility for all Kentuckians. For more about Bridging Kentucky please visit BridgingKentucky.com.
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 equipment when traveling.