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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Awards New Contracts for Bridging Kentucky Program

Nearly 140 bridge projects awarded for construction through June

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 17, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to award new construction contracts for bridges in the Bridging Kentucky Program as dozens of projects are under construction across the state.

With the addition of the 18 new projects awarded in June, KYTC has now awarded 139 projects through the Bridging Kentucky program, launched in mid-2018. Meanwhile, more than 300 additional projects will move to the construction phase through the remainder of the fiscal year.

As the summer construction season continues, the pace of construction projects will increase. To date, about 40 bridges in the Bridging Kentucky Program have been restored and reopened to traffic.

“It’s exciting to see so many bridges being improved throughout the state,” said Royce Meredith, KYTC’s Program Manager for Bridging Kentucky. “The new and rehabbed bridges we’re building will provide long-lasting benefits for every county and provide safe access for buses, emergency vehicles and commercial trucks traveling throughout the state.”

Contracts were awarded for the following projects in June; construction schedules have not determined.

Franklin County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the KY 420 bridge over Cedar Run Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 90 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Grant County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the Cynthiana Road bridge over Coopertown Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 45 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Greenup County: Frederick & May was awarded a $927,413 contract to replace the KY 1 bridge over Lost Creek. One lane of traffic will be maintained during construction by phasing work.

Henry County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the KY 997 over White Sulphur Fork. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Henry County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the KY 3320 over a tributary of Harrods Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Henry County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the Guillion Run Road bridge over a tributary of Gullion Run. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Henry County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to rehabilitate and replace the superstructure carrying the KY 1606 bridge over White Sulphur Fork. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Jefferson County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to rehabilitate and replace the superstructure carrying the Champions Trace Lane bridge over the south fork of Beargrass Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 30 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Jefferson County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the South Watterson Trail bridge over Fern Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Kenton County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the KY 2045 bridge over Brushy Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Laurel County: Jave LLC was awarded a $778,917 contract to rehabilitate and replace the superstructure of the KY 638 bridge over Big Raccoon Creek. One lane of traffic will be maintained during construction by phasing work.

Owen County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to rehabilitate and replace the superstructure carrying the KY 3102 bridge over Brush Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 30 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Pendleton County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the KY 159 bridge over Little Kincaid Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Perry County: Frederick & May was awarded a $1,469,465 contract to replace the KY 1166 bridge over a fork of Maces Creek.

Pike County: Bush & Burchett was awarded a $307,570 contract to rehabilitate and replace the superstructure of the Brushy Road bridge over Brushy Fork. The bridge will be closed for up to 45 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Oldham County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the KY 1488 bridge over Organ Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Simpson County: Galusha Contracting was awarded a $339,723 contract to replace the Pleasant Hill Road bridge over Mays Branch. The bridge will be closed for up to 55 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Spencer County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to replace the KY 1169 bridge over Elk Creek. This bridge is part of a bundled project containing 13 bridges. One lane of traffic will be maintained during construction by phasing work.

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Learn more about the program:
Bridging Kentucky has launched a website and social media channels to share additional information about the program. The site, http://www.BridgingKentucky.com, provides an overview of the program, a list of frequently asked questions and the full list of bridges that will be addressed through the program.

Additional updates on Bridging Kentucky will be shared on social media channels:
Facebook: facebook.com/BridgingKentucky
Twitter: twitter.com/BridgingKY
Instagram: instagram.com/BridgingKY