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Bridging Kentucky Project set to begin in Leslie County on March 30; expected to open July 1

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 11 Office advises motorists that a bridge construction project in Leslie County will begin March 30 and the bridge is expected to open to traffic on July 1.

This project will replace the Williams Branch Road bridge (CR 1207) over Middle Fork of Kentucky River. The bridge is being constructed downstream of the existing bridge. It will include a realignment of the existing bridge. This bridge is adjacent to KY 1780 near the 13.95 mile point and will have a state route traffic impact during portions of the project, including a three-phase traffic signal on KY 1780.

This bridge is part of the Transportation Cabinet’s Bridging Kentucky program. Bridging Kentucky is a commitment to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The program is designed to open closed structures, improve bridge lifespans and ensure appropriate weight capacities are met, and improve access and mobility for all Kentuckians.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expect delays, and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area.

The date and time could be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at goky.ky.govor contribute their reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application.

Traffic information for District 11 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict11 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict11.

More information is also available on Bridging Kentucky, or to access a public feedback form on these and other bridge projects, please visit BridgingKentucky.com.

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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