Department of Highways, District 10
KY 30 bridge in Owsley County to be closed for repairs

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 20, 2011  
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 – Beginning Tuesday, May 24, a bridge on KY 30 near Travellers Rest in Owsley County will be closed for repairs.


This bridge, which carries KY 30 across Little Sturgeon Creek at milepoint 4.812, has been limited to one-lane traffic and placed under weight and width restrictions since January, when damage to the bridge deck was discovered. It is located between KY 30’s intersections with KY 846 and KY 847.


The repairs will be completed by no later than July 31. During the closure period, through traffic on KY 30 between Owsley and Jackson counties must use a marked detour involving KY 11 and KY 846. The weight limit on this detour route is a maximum of 22 tons.


This detour will impact through traffic from the Beattyville and Booneville areas to the Tyner, Annville and London areas, including traffic that uses KY 30 as an access route to I-75 at London.