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Kentucky Bridge To Close For 60 Days Starting In June

Work on the Memorial Parkway bridge over I-471 between Newport and Bellevue is scheduled to begin Monday, May 16. The work will prompt a 60-day closure beginning June 20.

The construction start date is weather dependent. Here's the news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

A bridge restoration project on the KY 1120 (Memorial Parkway) that crosses over I-471 is re-scheduled to begin Monday, May 16 due to the forecast. The project calls for the bridge to be closed to traffic and pedestrians for a 60 day period starting June 20.

“This is a routine maintenance project, but will have significant impacts to traffic using the Memorial Parkway.” said Rob Hans, chief district engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington. “A new concrete bridge deck overlay will be placed on the bridge and, for pedestrian safety, a sidewalk will be installed.”

Prus Construction Company, of Cincinnati, OH was awarded the contract on a low-bid of $1.3 million.

Beginning Monday, motorists and pedestrians will encounter intermittent lane closures. The I-471 NB on-ramp (Exit 4) is scheduled to be closed from May 23 – June 6.   The I-471 exit-ramp (Exit 4) is scheduled to be closed from June 6 – June 20.  The full closure of the bridge will be June 20 – August 15.  Please note that this schedule can change and is weather dependent.  

Message boards will be used to inform motorists of upcoming ramp closures.   Motorists should plan accordingly by allowing extra travel time or finding an alternate route.  The lane restrictions will remain in effect until work is complete, which is expected to be mid-August 2016.

Be sure to watch for updates on http://transportation.ky.gov/district-6/Pages/default.aspx.

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