Bridge work to close two Harlan County roads, create detours

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists of two bridge replacement project in Harlan County.

One that starts August 18 will replace the Breedens Creek Road Bridge over Breedens Creek.

The bridge will be closed during construction and traffic will utilize a temporary onsite diversion. Construction will take up to 45 days.

The new bridge is expected to open to traffic by Saturday, October 2.

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Another project that will Thursday, August 12 will replace the Wilson Road Bridge over Martins Fork Creek and will include a realignment for the new bridge.

Traffic will continue to utilize the current structure until the new bridge is in place.

Construction will take up to 90 days, and the new bridge is expected to open to traffic by Wednesday, November 10.

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. For more information on Bridging Kentucky and other bridge projects, please visit

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.

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