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Reconstruction of KY 854 bridge in Boyd County now complete

Highway opens ahead of schedule

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (July 16, 2019) – Reconstruction of the KY 854 bridge over Garner Creek in southern Boyd County is complete and the highway has reopened – several days ahead of schedule.

Contractors closed the KY 854 bridge June 3 and were given 45 days to demolish the bridge’s superstructure and replace it with new support beams and driving surface, as well as make repairs to the piers and other parts of the structure. Work was completed before the deadline, and the bridge reopened Monday morning, July 15.

The project was done under a $296,547 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract awarded to Hinkle Construction Services, LLC, under the Bridging Kentucky program. The program is a commitment to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing more than 1,000 critical structures in all 120 Kentucky counties over the next six years.

The program will open closed structures, improve bridge lifespans and ensure appropriate weight capacities are met, and improve access and mobility for all Kentuckians. For more information on Bridging Kentucky, or to access a public feedback form on these and other projects, please visit


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