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Transportation Cabinet advances eight more construction projects through Bridging Kentucky

More than 200 bridge projects move toward construction

FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 16, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently awarded contracts for eight new construction projects that are part of its Bridging Kentucky Program. Kentucky has now awarded contracts for more than 200 projects through the Bridging Kentucky program. Meanwhile, more than 200 additional projects will move to the construction phase through the remainder of this year.

To date, more than 80 bridges in the Bridging Kentucky Program have been restored and reopened to traffic since the program was created in mid-2018.

Bridging Kentucky is a statewide program that represents an unprecedented commitment to improve the safety and soundness of bridges throughout the Commonwealth by replacing or rehabilitating more than 1,000 bridges in six years.

“With over 80 bridges completed and open to traffic, the program is proceeding smoothly and delivering bridges at a steady pace,” said Royce Meredith, KYTC’s program manager for Bridging Kentucky. “Restoring and renewing these bridges to provide critical access across the Commonwealth is top priority for this program. That’s an indicator of the health and the success of the program — that we’re moving at a promising pace and succeeding in giving people across Kentucky access to better, safer bridges.”

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

Bracken County: M&M Construction was awarded a contract to perform a rehabilitation and superstructure strengthening project for the KY 8 bridge over Holts Creek at Foster. The bridge will be closed for up to 45 days during construction, and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Calloway County: Jim Smith Contracting was awarded a contract to replace the KY 280 bridge over Panther Creek. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

Fleming County: Walker Construction was awarded a contract to replace the McIntire Road (CR 1240) bridge over Fleming Creek.

Jefferson County: Louisville Paving was awarded a contract to perform a rehabilitation and superstructure strengthening project.

Perry County: Frederick & May Construction was awarded a contract to replace the KY 1166 bridge over Maces Creek. The bridge is part of a bundled project containing two bridges.

Perry County: Frederick & May Construction was awarded a contract to replace the Bark Camp bridge over Leatherwood Creek. The bridge is part of a bundled project containing two bridges.

Pike County: Bush & Burchett was awarded a contract to replace the North River Road Connector bridge over Levisa Fork.

Taylor County: Scott & Murphy was awarded a contract to perform a rehabilitation and superstructure strengthening project for the West Main Street bridge over Buckhorn Creek. The bridge will be closed for up to 60 days during construction and traffic will be detoured to nearby roads.

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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, frequently asked questions and the full list of bridges that are being restored through the program.

Additional updates on Bridging Kentucky will be shared on social media channels:

Facebook: facebook.com/BridgingKentucky
Twitter: twitter.com/BridgingKY
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