Rowdy bridge under construction

Amelia Holliday Staff Reporter aholliday@civtasmedia.com

February 21, 2014

ROWDY—Motorists travelling in the Rowdy community of Perry County may need to allow for a few extra minutes starting this week after road crews began a bridge replacement project on Highway 476 on Wednesday.

The bridge, which is just after mile marker 18, beside Mule Branch Lane in Rowdy, will not be completely closed during the replacement, said H.B.Elkins, public information officer for the Kentucky Department of Transportation District 10.

“We are installing temporary traffic signals. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic, controlled by the signals, while the project is ongoing for the next several month(s),” Elkins explained.

Elkins said the contract for the project was awarded in September 2013, and will cost just over $1.4 million. The project will continue throughout the spring and summer this year, but motorists should only expect minor delays in travel, he added.

“We do have a width restriction at that location now. It’s closed to vehicles more than 8 feet wide,” Elkins said. “The detour is KY 15 and KY 80, and the width restriction will be in place until Oct. 1.”

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