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KY 937/Cutoff Road in LIVINGSTON County is CLOSED Due to Damaged Bridge

KY 937/Cutoff Road in LIVINGSTON County is CLOSED Due to Damaged Bridge

Bill Stephens

August 5th, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed KY 937/Cutoff Road in LIVINGSTON County due to a damaged bridge.

During an inspection, engineers found a severely damaged piling on the Lee Creek Bridge at KY 937 mile point 0.874 just south of the KY 937 intersection with US 60.

Engineers are evauating the bridge at this time to work out a plan for emergency repairs to the bridge substructure.  However, those repairs could take several days or longer.

The closure of KY 937/Cutoff Road is especially critical since it serves as a detour for KY 453 which is closed for a culvert replacment project south of Smithland.  KY 453 was expected to reopen in the next week.  However, completion of the project has been held up while the contractor waits for AT&T and Windstream to move communications cables that are in the work area.  Both AT&T and Windstream have known for several months that their cables would have to be moved to allow the project to be finished.

At this time, KY 937/Cutoff Road is CLOSED.  That creates an extended detour for motorists attempting to travel between Smithland and Grand Rivers.

Transportation Engineers hope to have an update late today.

 

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