MANCHESTER, Ky. (June 4, 2019) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that the KY 80 bridge over Lick Fork Creek at milepoint 17.708 in Laurel County will be closed beginning Monday, June 17, and is expected to re-open Thursday, July 18.
The bridge closure is necessary due to bridge repair operations. A signed detour will be in place via KY 1305 and Lick Fork Creek Road.
This bridge is part of the Transportation Cabinet's Bridging Kentucky program. Bridges selected for the program include more than 1,000 state, county, and municipal structures that are rated in poor condition or have restricted weight limits. Each bridge addressed by the program will either be replaced with a new structure designed to last at least 75 years, or rehabilitated to extend its life by at least 30 years. Those with restricted weight limits will reopen to school buses, emergency vehicles, and commercial trucks. For more information on the Bridging Kentucky program, visit www.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 own 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.