FLEMINGSBURG, Ky.– Bridge work on US 60 near Princess in Boyd County will require temporary traffic restrictions Tuesday through Thursday this week.
To avoid lengthy delays, motorists are strongly advised to seek alternate routes during work hours – primarily between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., although traffic impacts could occur throughout each day – as contractors set concrete beams on the new Williams Creek bridge.
Crews will close one lane of US 60 near the KY 5/Princess Drive intersection (milepoint 2.1) and hold traffic up to 15 minutes at a time so cranes can off-load bridge beams and set them in place. While cranes are moving beams, all traffic will be stopped in each direction as a safety precaution.
Lengthy delays are likely during the work, which is part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s ongoing $46 million highway widening project between the I-64 interchange at Coalton and the KY 180 intersection at Cannonsburg.
Again, all thru traffic should consider alternate routes, such as using KY 180 to connect between I-64 (Exit 185) and US 60 at Cannonsburg. Traffic needed access to KY 5 should consider detouring via KY 3293 or KY 716 through Summitt.
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