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Work begins on $900,000 project to improve seven northeast Kentucky bridges

Jul 4, 2018

KY 1661 bridge over the Little Sandy River (milepoint 1.6) near Grayson in Carter County
Credit Bridge Hunter

Work expected to start this week on a $900,000 bridge deck restoration project to improve seven bridges in northeast Kentucky has been rescheduled.

The project will instead start next week, Monday, July 9, when contractors plan to close the KY 1661 bridge over the Little Sandy River (milepoint 1.6) near Grayson in Carter County. The road will be closed at the bridge for 10 days for a pavement overlay and other work.

During construction, all KY 1661 traffic will be detoured using KY 7 and KY 1661. Signs will be posted. Motorists should watch message boards for schedule changes.

Work to repair the US 60 bridge over the Little Sandy River in downtown Grayson (milepoint 24.5) has been postponed until the week of July 23. Once work begins that week, all US 60 traffic will be restricted to one-lane across the bridge controlled by temporary traffic signals. The bridge will remain one lane until construction is complete, which is expected to take about 30 days.

Work on five other bridges in northeast Kentucky will follow:

KY 7 bridge over Little Sandy River in Elliott County

KY 7 bridge over Doctors Branch in Elliott County

KY 1013 bridge over Fox Creek in Fleming County

KY 57 bridge over Somerset Creek in Nicholas County

KY 377 bridge over Brushy Creek in Rowan County

Traffic changes will be announced prior to construction. All work is being done under a $936,049.79 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract awarded to M&M Services Co. Inc.

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

(provided by Kentucky Dept. of Highways)