Project begins for bridge replacement in Anderson County

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists of a bridge replacement project that has started. The bridge located on Mt. Eden Road/KY 44 in Anderson County was determined unsafe for the traveling public and was closed Feb. 28.

The current bridge is circa 1933 with two lanes, 161 feet long, and 3 span (3 piers).

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In 2018 the ADT (average daily traffic count) was 385 vehicles. The bridge has advanced deterioration in the overall structure. The deterioration includes the bearing area where the beams are set, the beam ends, and the pier caps.

The replacement project began Tuesday, Oct. 27, and is part of the Bridging Kentucky Program.

The program is designed to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealths bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical bridges throughout the state. For more information on Bridging Kentucky and other bridge projects, please visit http://BridgingKentucky.com

Cambry Contracting Inc. was awarded the project on August 11, 2020, for the amount of $1,298,888.58. The project limits are between milepoints 0.04 and 19.7 (the Spencer County line) with an anticipated completion date of August 1, 2021.

Motorists will need to utilize the detour in place. Appropriate signage is posted, and local residents will continue to have access to their property near the bridge via the detour.

Detour:

  • Pleasant Grove Ridge Road/KY 1579 to Briar Ridge Road/KY 248 to Van Buren Road/KY 636 to Mt. Eden Road/KY 44

The above routes are state roads, the detour is 10 miles, and approximately 15 minutes.

Additional information is available herehttp://transportation.ky.gov/