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Lane Restriction on US 60 Tennessee River Bridge THIS WEEK

Lane Restriction on US 60 Tennessee River Bridge THIS WEEK

Bill Stephens

September 29th, 2016

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has placed a work zone lane restriction on the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter.

The lane restriction is to allow corrective work on wiring for roadway lighting on the bridge. The work is expected to be in place through Thursday or Friday.

All traffic in this work zone is moved to the right-hand or driving lane to allow work along the median barrier wall on the bridge.

As a reminder, the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter has a 45 mile per hour speed limit.

The US 60 Tennessee River Bridge is at US 60 McCracken County mile point 20.45, just east of the US 60 intersection with US 62. The bridge is at US 60 Livingston County mile point 0.0.

The US 60 Tennessee River Bridge opened to traffic in July 2013. Also known as The Ledbetter Bridge, the 3,690 foot strucutre carries approximately 8,000 vehicles per day between McCracken County, KY, and Livingston County, KY. The 1800 foot warren truss with no verticles is believed to be the longest sigle through truss span in the world.

Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

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