Delays anticipated by Ironton bridge
RUSSELL, Ky. — Traffic impacts on the Russell viaduct will range over the subsequent two weeks as metal work continues on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s KY 244 bridge alternative challenge in Russell, Kentucky.
On Thursday and Friday, steelworkers will offload and place girders on newly-constructed bridge piers adjoining to the present KY 244 viaduct. The work would require lane closures with flagged site visitors or non permanent site visitors stops on KY 244 a number of instances a day between 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Next week, metal work and site visitors impacts will happen on Tuesday, Feb. 16, with the identical intervals of flagged and stopped site visitors.
Contractors will coordinate every day site visitors modifications, and when obligatory flaggers will probably be positioned on KY 244 in Russell and on the U.S. 23/KY 244/Ironton-Russell bridge intersection to direct site visitors.
Because important delays are potential on the closely-traveled highways — as many as 20,000 autos a day use them — motorists are suggested to hunt alternate routes when potential into and out of downtown Russell throughout development instances. Work dates and site visitors impacts may change relying upon climate.
Motorists ought to observe that the present development work zone additionally consists of U.S. 23 between the Ironton-Russell bridge and the downtown Russell underpass. A proper lane is closed on southbound U.S. 23; and Kenwood Drive (KY 750) is closed on the U.S. 23 intersection.
The $20.6 million Russell viaduct alternative challenge consists of constructing a brand new KY 244 looping westward from US 23 to a brand new flyover bridge throughout U.S. 23 and the railroad tracks on the river aspect to the touch down the place the previous viaduct bridge connects to Bellefonte Street in downtown Russell, Kentucky.
Construction will proceed by this summer time. To be taught extra, view flyover diagrams and get challenge updates, hyperlink to District 9’s “Russell Viaduct Project” at https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictNine or bookmark the online web page at https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictNine/Pages/RussellViaduct.aspx.