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Les Dixon
Information Officer
District 11 - Name
606-598-2145 – Office

Bridging Kentucky Project Starts on Thursday, August 12 in Harlan County

MANCHESTER, Ky. (August 9, 2021) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a bridge replacement project in Harlan County starts on Thursday, August 12.

This project will replace the Wilson Road Bridge over Martins Fork Creek and will include a realignment for the new bridge. Traffic will continue to utilize the current structure until the new bridge is in place. Construction will take up to 90 days, and the new bridge is expected to open to traffic by Wednesday, November 10.

Bridging Kentucky is a program to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth's bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical bridges throughout the state. For more information on Bridging Kentucky and other bridge projects, please visit

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 or contribute their reports at or via the Waze mobile application. You can also get traffic information for District 11 counties at or by following us on Twitter at

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