Department of Highways, District 6
The I-471 Connector Bridge Over 6th Street Begins Repair Project
Governor Fletcher and Secretary Nighbert Announces $952,206.51 for Repairs to the I-471 Connector Bridge Over 6th Street in Newport
Work has Begun
Covington, Kentucky – (August 17, 2005) - As part of Governor Ernie Fletcher and acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert’s vision of providing a safe and reliable transportation system, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces that a repair project on the I-471 Connector bridge over 6th Street in Newport has begun.
“The repairs of the I-471 Connector Bridge is another example of our commitment to improving safety on our highways while making the necessary improvements that will increase the potential of future economic development opportunities and preserve the quality of life for citizens of Campbell County and for Northern Kentucky,” said Nighbert..
Intech Contracting LLC from Lexington, Kentucky was awarded the project with their successful bid of $952,206.51.
The project involves joint replacements and bearing repairs, as well as retrofitting the shoulders so that they can carry traffic.
The work schedule will be as follows:
· Bearing work under the bridge on 6th Street in Newport has begun this week and does not require lane closures.
· Beginning Monday, August 22, 2005 shoulder retrofitting work will begin. This phase of the project will require a lane closures. Lane closures will not be permitted during the following days and hours:
Northbound: 6:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Monday – Friday
Southbound: 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Monday - Friday
· Once the shoulders are repaired, traffic will be shifted to the shoulders so that work can continue. The joint work will be restricted to weekends and is expected to begin the weekend of September 8, 2005. Northbound traffic will be restricted from 9:00 A.M. Friday to 6:00 A.M. Monday. Southbound traffic will be restricted from 8:00 P.M. Friday to 3:00 P.M. Monday.
· The joint repair is expected to take a total of four weekends to complete.
· Ramp closures can be expected at KY 8 and Memorial Parkway during joint replacement. A more specific time and date will be posted later.
Please note that construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates your patience during the construction process.
Motorists are urged to use caution in work areas, and to be alert for flaggers, workers, and equipment which may block a portion of the roadway, and other items of concern in work zones. Motorists are asked to pay careful attention to warning signs alerting them of the roadwork and obey work zone speed limits where applicable.
Construction updates will be given weekly. They will be sent out to media and posted on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Six webpage in the Road Report link http://www.kytc.state.ky.us/D6/D6.htm