JACKSON, KY – (April 18, 2005) -- Orange "Road Work Ahead" signs are in place, and construction is almost underway on a $1 million bridge replacement project to improve the state’s transportation network in Morgan County.
Replacement of a bridge crossing Caney Creek on KY 191 is scheduled to begin this week. The bridge is located 1.7 miles southeast of US 460 at Index. During construction, traffic traveling between West Liberty and Malone, Cannel City and Adele and vice versa will be affected. During the project, a temporary bridge will be built in order to maintain traffic while the old span is demolished and the new bridge is built in the same spot.
Frederick & May Construction Co., West Liberty, is performing the work, which should be completed by Aug. 31.
"This is part of the vision of Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians," said Linda Wagner-Justice, chief district engineer for District 10 of the Department of Highways. "This new bridge will help ensure better, safer traveling for all drivers who use this busy road."
Motorists are urged to watch out for flaggers, workers and equipment during the work period. They are also reminded to slow down in construction zones, to obey any posted speed limit reductions, and to pay attention to any traffic control devices such as cones, barrels or barriers they may encounter in the work zone. There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly.