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Lane & Width Restriction on US 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland Starts MONDAY, July 25

Lane & Width Restriction on US 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland Starts MONDAY, July 25

Bill Stephens

July 23rd, 2016

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to place a daytime lane and 9 ft. load width restriction on the US 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland in LIVINGSTON County starting on Monday, July 25.

Traffic on the US 60 Cumberland River “Smithland” Bridge will be restricted to one lane to facilitate installation of new navigation lights on the bridge structure.

Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel are working along the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. Delays should be minimal.

Due to limited deck width, the US 60 Cumberland River “Smithland” Bridge will be restricted to vehicles no more than 9 ft. wide which prohibits farm equipment and oversized loads from crossing the bridge through this work zone.

Work to place new navigation lights on the Smithland Bridge is expected to take about 3 to 5 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The US 60 Cumberland River bridge at Smithland, also known as the Lucy Jefferson Lewis Memorial Bridge and the Smithland Bridge, is at US 60 Livingston County mile point 12.696. The 1,817 ft. through truss structure was opened to traffic in 1931. About 5,500 vehicles cross the bridge in an average day.

Davis H. Elliot Construction Company, Inc, is the prime contractor on this $938,750 project that also includes navigation light installation on the US 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge at Paducah. The daytime work zone on the Brookport Bridge is expected to continue a few more weeks.

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