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Traffic ADVISORY – KYTC & INDOT Ohio River Bridge Walk-Through Inspections Scheduled for NEXT WEEK

Traffic ADVISORY – KYTC & INDOT Ohio River Bridge Walk-Through Inspections Scheduled for NEXT WEEK

WMSK Staff

August 14th, 2017

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are planning annual walk-through inspections on jointly-owned Ohio River bridges starting Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Motorists should be prepared to encounter work zone lane restrictions at the following locations:

Tuesday, August 22nd

US 41 Twin Bridges starting at 10 a.m., CDT, for about 4 hours

Inspectors will make use of the existing work zone on the US 41 Twin Bridges for their walk through inspection with no additional restrictions required

Wednesday, August 23rd

US 231 Ohio River “William Natcher” Bridge at Owensboro starting about 9:00 a.m., CDT, for about 3 hours

KY 2262/Indiana Route 161 Ohio River “Blue” Bridge at Owensboro starting at 1:00 p.m., CDT, for about 3 hours

Thursday, August 24th

KY 69/Indiana Route 237 Ohio River “Bob Cummins-Lincoln Trail Bridge” Bridge at Hawesville starting about 9:00 a.m., CDT, for about 2 hours

KY 79/Indiana Route 135 Ohio River “Matthew Welsh” Bridge at Brandenburg starting at 12 Noon, EDT, for about 3 hours

All bridges get a detailed inspection every two years with long-span river and lake bridges getting an additional walk-through inspection annually. The joint walk-through inspections allow inspectors from both states to discuss and plan maintenance projects that may be needed in the future.

On 2-lane bridges motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. On 4-lane bridges motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as the approach work zone lane restrictions.

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

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