Bridge work to cause detour on Knox County road for couple of months

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KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a bridge construction project in Knox County starts on Thursday, April 13.

This project will replace the Hubbard Branch Road bridge over the Middle Fork of Stinking Creek.

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The bridge will be closed during construction, and the project will include an onsite diversion. It will be closed for up to 60 days with an expected open to traffic date in mid-July.

This bridge is part of the Bridging Kentucky program’s Eastern Kentucky Design-Build Project No.1. The project is being delivered by a design-build team led by Central Bridge Co., LLC J/V Bizzack Construction LLC and HDR Engineering, Inc.

Bridging Kentucky is a program to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical bridges throughout the state.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expect delays, and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area.

The date and time could be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.