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

Sams Branch Road in Leslie County will be closed beginning Wednesday, August 14

MANCHESTER, Ky. (August 7, 2019) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that Sams Branch Road (CR 1212) in Leslie County will be closed for a bridge replacement beginning Wednesday, August 14. It is expected to reopen on Monday, October 14.

The closure is necessary due to bridge replacement operations. A signed detour will be in place during the closure.

Sams Branch Road is located off of KY 1780 (mile point 9.482) in Leslie County.

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

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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