MANCHESTER, Ky. (September 2, 2021) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a bridge replacement project in Knox County starts on Tuesday, September 7, pending relocation of a water line.
This project will replace the East Bennett Branch Road bridge over Little Poplar Creek and will utilize a temporary onsite diversion during construction. The traffic impact time is up to 60 days, and the new bridge is expected to open to traffic by Saturday, November 6, 2021.
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 http://BridgingKentucky.com.
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 http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application. You can also get traffic information for District 11 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict11 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict11.