Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have been evaluating erosion damage along a section of KY 1456/Reid Road in DAVIESS County. Highway engineers started evaluating the site today to initiate efforts to develop both a temporary and permanent repair plan.
KY 1456/Reid Road had to be closed Tuesday afternoon at mile point 6.23 after flash flooding caused substantial damage to the support structure on the Yellow Creek Bridge. The roadway is expected to remain closed for at least a week.
KYTC District 2 Acting Chief Engineer Kenny Potts is optimistic temporary repairs could get the bridge open to one lane traffic by sometime next week. Engineers will eventually have to close the bridge to make more permanent repairs that could allow normal 2-lane traffic to be restored.
KY 1456 remains closed between Graham Lane at mile point 5.9 and the KY 144 intersection at mile point 7.3. Local access is being maintained for property owners on each side of the closure point.
KY 1456/Reid Road will remain closed until further notice. Engineers hope to be able to share more about temporary repair plans by early next week.
Due to issues with people moving traffic barricades and Road Closed signs during overnight hours, the Transportation Cabinet has asked for an enhanced law enforcement presence at this location.