Plan Your Route: Bridge to be closed in Greenup County

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will temporarily close KY 1 near KY 784 in Greenup County next Wednesday, Sept. 16, so contractors can safely install concrete beams for the Lost Creek bridge replacement project.

Work on the $900,000 Bridging Kentucky project began in August, and includes rebuilding the old bridge working one lane at a time just south of the KY 784 intersection by constructing a new, longer-lasting structure.

Currently, the KY 1 bridge over Lost Creek is one lane, controlled by temporary signals, but must be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, so a crane can set 35-ton concrete beams across the creek.

There is not enough room to safely maintain traffic alongside the crane and beam-setting operations.

All through traffic using KY 1 between Greenup and Grayson or other destinations should reroute using US 23, KY 67 (Industrial Parkway), and I-64.

The KY 1 bridge will reopen to one-lane traffic after 5 p.m. Severe weather could postpone the work and road closure. Motorists should watch electronic message boards for updates.

The project, expected to be complete by early October, is being done by the Frederick and May Construction Company under a $927,412.60 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contractthrough the Bridging Kentucky program.

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