BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A project to upgrade a bridge will temporarily close a section of KY 70 in Butler County beginning in early June. The KY 70 bridge over Panther Creek at mile point 4.4 will be closed for approximately 40 days while the bridge is upgraded as part of the Bridging Kentucky Program. The project is expected to begin on June 10.
A signed detour will utilize KY 106, KY 1187 and KY 3205. Motorists should allow for extra travel time as the detour does add distance to travel. Cambry Contracting was awarded the contract on March 4 in the amount of $437,892.
The Bridging Kentucky Program is a transformational commitment to improve safety and soundness across the Commonwealth. KYTC will rehabilitate, repair, or replace more than 1,000 critical structures in all 120 Kentucky counties over the next six years. The program 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. For more about Bridging Kentucky please visit BridgingKentucky.com.