Bridging Kentucky program completes 100th project

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has reached a major milestone, completing its 100th bridge restoration project through the transformational Bridging Kentucky Program. KYTC also recently awarded a contract to restore 106 bridges through an innovative design-build project – a move that will efficiently deliver critical bridge projects in 21 Eastern Kentucky counties.

Bridging Kentucky is a six-year, statewide program that represents an unprecedented commitment to improve the safety and soundness of bridges throughout the commonwealth by replacing or rehabilitating more than 1,000 bridges.

The 100th bridge completed through the program is located in southern McCracken County in Western Kentucky. The new, three-span bridge carries KY 339/Clinton Road across Massac Creek and serves more than 2,200 vehicles per day on average. The $1.1 million bridge replacement project, completed by Harold Coffey Construction Co., started in mid-August, and the bridge reopened to traffic two weeks earlier than planned on Nov. 1.

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