GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The $7.6 million project to replace three bridges on KY 22
(Taft Highway) in Grant County will be complete and scheduled to open to traffic by Friday afternoon, Dec. 4.
The new bridges cross Clarks Creek, Eagle Creek and Rattlesnake Creek. The project included multiple slide repairs and curve improvements that will make this road safer for travel.
This project was done in two phases. One bridge, spanning Baton Rouge Road and Clarks Creek, was completed in the first phase and opened to traffic in June.
The second phase, now being completed, involved the replacement of bridges over Rattlesnake Creek and Eagle Creek.
The contractor, Suneseis Construction Co., lost several days due to supplier delays and COVID and was granted an extension. They worked through great challenges to get the KY 22 roadway reopened.
The new bridges were part of the Transportation Cabinets Bridging Kentucky program. The program is a commitment to improve safety and soundness of the Commonwealths bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing hundreds of critical structures across Kentucky.