Bridge, road work to close KY 613, KY 3354 in Powell County


POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Drivers who use KY 3354 — Cat Creek Road — in Powell County will need to find an alternate route beginning Monday, May 24.

The bridge crossing Cat Creek at milepoint 4.1 will be closed for up to 60 days for replacement.

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The project to replace the bridge 1.1 miles south of KY 11/KY 15 is part of the Bridging Kentucky program.

A signed detour involving KY 1057 (High Rock Road), KY 1639 (South Fork Road), and KY 11/KY 15 through Bowen will be posted.

Drivers may also wish to use KY 1057 and KY 213 through Furnace as an alternate route to Stanton. Message boards announcing the bridge’s closure were placed last week.

The existing bridge was built in 1976. It has a sufficiency rating of 45.9 and is classified as structurally deficient.

The bridge has a weight limit of between 18 and 30 tons depending on the type of vehicle. Fewer than 130 vehicles use the bridge each day.

Meanwhile, drivers who use KY 613 (North Fork Road) in Powell County near Bowen will need to find another route on Wednesday, June 2.

The road will be closed at milepoint 0.6 for replacement of a drainage pipe. This location is just east of the KY 599 intersection.

Work will begin around 7:30 a.m., and should be completed by 3:30 p.m. During this time, the road will be closed to all through traffic.

No marked detour will be posted, but drivers can use Forest Service Road 23, KY 77, and KY 11/KY 15 through Menifee County as an alternate route. This involves traveling through the Nada Tunnel, so vehicles exceeding height or width limitations for the tunnel will have to find another route. Motorists should plan their trips accordingly.

Fewer than 200 vehicles use this portion of KY 613 each day.

In case of inclement weather, the closure will be postponed until another suitable date.