Department of Highways, District 10
Work to begin this week on bridge repairs on Hal Rogers Parkway in Perry County

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 04, 2008  
Contact Information:  H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339

JACKSON, KY – Work will begin this week on a project to replace the deck and make repairs to the bridge carrying the Hal Rogers Parkway across KY 80 and Big Creek at milepoint 55.97 in Perry County.


During this project, traffic will be reduced to one 11-foot lane on the bridge and will be controlled by signals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drivers should be alert for lane shifts and tapers approaching the project area.


Motorists should expect delays in this area during the project and should plan their trips accordingly. Law enforcement officers will be present to enforce applicable traffic laws within the work zone.


The contractor has 30 working days to complete the project once work begins. Working days do not include days when the weather is inclement, or when other factors beyond the contractor’s control preclude work on the project. All work must be completed by Nov. 30.


Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to "Drive Smart" in work zones and be aware of workers, traffic control devices and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.