U.S. 60 Bridge at Henderson-Union Line to be Closed Starting Monday as Repairs Begin

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to block the U.S. 60 bridge at the Henderson-Union County line beginning Monday, June 10 to begin required maintenance work that will allow the current 10-ton weight restriction on the bridge to be lifted.

The project is expected to be completed and the normal weight limits restored within a week of the start date, but scheduled work can be delayed in the event of inclement weather.

Following an inspection in May, engineers determined that a reduced weight limit on the bridge was a necessary safety step until deterioration on one of the support piers could be repaired. Engineers are now prepared to immediately begin repairs to the structure, which was built in 1943.

In order to reduce delays and expedite repairs so the bridge can be fully reopened as quickly as possible, KYTC will block the bridge in both directions for the duration of the project.

To accommodate heavy industrial traffic along the U.S. 60 corridor, a detour will be put in place along state highways rated to handle the load.

Eastbound traffic coming from Union County and further west will be rerouted at the U.S. 60 intersection with the U.S. 60 bypass just east of Morganfield. These vehicles will take Kentucky 56 east to U.S. 41A, then north to Kentucky 425, which will lead back to U.S. 60 in Henderson.

Westbound traffic will following the same route with a detour beginning at the U.S. 60 intersection with Kentucky 425 and KY 136 in Henderson. Traffic will follow Kentucky 425 to U.S. 41A, then south to Kentucky 56. Kentucky 56 will then link to the U.S. 60 bypass, which will return them to U.S. 60 in Morganfield.

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