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Catlettsburg-Kenova Bridge Renovations Switch Sides; One-Lane Traffic Continues

May 11, 2017

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

While one-lane traffic will continue across the Catlettsburg-Kenova Bridge (US 60) in Boyd County, contractors are switching sides on the renovation work.

Motorists should expect traffic changes by next week as contractors reopen the currently-closed lane across the bridge. Traffic will then use that lane to cross the bridge on the newly-renovated surface, while construction starts in the opposite, unrenovated lane.

Temporary signal lights will continue to alternate traffic from either side of the bridge, day and night, until work is completed later this month or in early June. Motorists should follow warning signs, and should stay in the marked lane and must not bypass signals as the lane under construction will be impassable.

The construction is part of a $700,000 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet improvement project. Improvements to the bridge, which carries U.S. 60 across the Big Sandy River to link Catlettsburg and Kenova, West Virginia, include replacement of the old driving surface with a new latex overlay to protect the concrete bridge deck as well as sandblast cleaning and expansion joint replacement. The work will extend the life of the 30-year-old bridge and improve driving conditions.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slowdown in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment.

Story provided by: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet