Department of Highways, District 8
KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET DISTRICT 8 ANNOUNCES BRIDGE UPGRADES
SOMERSET, KY (September 12, 2005)--The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 8 office announces that North Star Painting Company of Youngstown, Ohio will be painting the bridges over Russell Creek on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway @ MP 050.02 in the east and west bound lanes. The contract was for $186,000. The new painting system will be much more environmentally appropriate, as there was considerable rust and decay occuring. This upgrade is a new triple cover system that should withstand the elements and wear of these bridges for years.
There will be lane restrictions on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at the bridges over Russell Creek while work is being done, and the bridges will be closed to wide loads greater than 15 feet.
Traffic will be detoured onto KY 80 at Columbia and Russell Springs, KY.
Lane restrictions will begin on September 14, 2005 and continue until painting is complete. Approximate date for completion is October 15, 2005, although the duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 8 office advises motorists should use caution in this area and reduce speed. We must all help reduce the number of highway work zone accidents and fatalities.