Traffic Impact UPDATE for Ashland Bridge Inspections Sept. 22-26
Daily lane closures Thursday thru Sunday
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2021) – Weather delays have changed the traffic impact schedule for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's inspection of the Ashland twin bridges this week.
While work is continuing today, Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the 12th Street (green) and 13th Street (blue) bridges in downtown Ashland that carry US 23 and US 60 traffic between Kentucky and Ohio, there will be no lane closures.
Daily lane closures – between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – on each bridge and on US 23 (Greenup Avenue) will resume Thursday, according to the following schedule:
- Thursday, Sept. 23, 13th Street bridge, left lane closed, other two lanes will remain open.
- Friday, Sept. 24, 13th Street bridge, left lane closed, other two lanes will remain open.
- Saturday, Sept. 25, Greenup Avenue below bridges, alternating single lane closures, each direction.
- Sunday, Sept. 26, 12th Street bridge, one lane traffic across the bridge. Crews will begin with left lane closed, followed by right lane closed. Opposite lane will remain open each time. No over-dimensional loads permitted during inspection. (Crews will also use the sidewalk on the 12th Street bridge to perform inspection activities, but will maintain clearance for pedestrians and cyclists.)
Inclement weather could continue to affect inspection schedules, with lane closures shifting to the next clear-weather day. Motorists should be mindful of possible changes.
The Transportation Cabinet’s bridge inspection program is an important safety program to ensure all structures in Kentucky remain usable for traffic and commerce. Inspections require lane closures or other traffic changes to protect inspection vehicles, equipment and personnel in work zones.