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Stephanie Caros
Information Officer III
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Bridge Replacement Taking Place on South Watterson Trail in Jefferson County
Bridge will be closed for 60 days during project

LOUISVILLE, KY (Jan. 7, 2021) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of work to replace the bridge on South Watterson Trail over Fern Creek (mile marker 0.6) in Jefferson County. The structure is closed and will remain shut down to traffic for 60 days as work on the project is complete. The project was scheduled to begin in the fall but was postponed due to contractor delays. Motorists can detour the area via KY 1747 (South Hurstbourne Parkway) and U.S. 31 E (Bardstown Road).

This bridge replacement is part of a multi-project contract awarded to Louisville Paving and Construction. The cost of the replacement is $673,991. This project is part of KYTC's Bridging Kentucky Program, which is a commitment to improving the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth's bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical bridges throughout the state. The program is designed to open closed structures, improve bridge lifespans, ensure appropriate weight capacities are met and improve access and mobility for all Kentuckians.


Jefferson County
Start: 1/7/2021
Expires: 3/11/2021
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