Bridge replacement project starts June 14 in Bell County


BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a bridge construction project in Bell County starts on Monday, June 14.

This project will replace the KY 2011 bridge (mile point 7.54) over Red Bird Creek. It will utilize part-width construction, and traffic will utilize a portion of the existing structure until the new bridge is completed. The new bridge is expected open to traffic Thursday, August 19.

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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.