With the Bridging Kentucky program, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is leading a transformational commitment to improve the safety and soundness of bridges across the Commonwealth. KYTC will rehabilitate, repair, or replace critical structures in every region of Kentucky. We will reopen closed bridges, remove weight restrictions that prevent use by school buses, emergency vehicles and businesses, and improve access and mobility for all Kentuckians.
The state’s significant investment will have long-term impacts by ensuring that bridges across Kentucky are safe and sound for travelers. Each bridge restoration will add decades of life to existing bridges, and new bridges will last at least 75 years.
The bridge improvement program is focused on improving the condition of some of Kentucky’s most critical existing bridges, not expanding or widening the transportation system. Additional revenues will be needed to build new roads and bridges, an issue for continuing discussion by policy leaders.