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Kentucky Department of Highways District 9

Contact: Allen Blair

606.845.2551 (office)

606.748.3716 (cell)​

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: KY 1 Closed Sept. 16 at Lost Creek in Greenup County

Contractors to set 35-ton bridge beams next Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2020) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will temporarily close KY 1 near KY 784 in Greenup County next Wednesday, Sept. 16, so contractors can safely install concrete beams for the Lost Creek bridge replacement project.

Work on the $900,000 Bridging Kentucky project began in August, and includes rebuilding the old bridge – working one lane at a time – just south of the KY 784 intersection (milepoint 1.1) by constructing a new, longer-lasting structure.

Currently, the KY 1 bridge over Lost Creek is one lane, controlled by temporary signals, but must be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, so a crane can set 35-ton concrete beams across the creek. There is not enough room to safely maintain traffic alongside the crane and beam-setting operations.

All through traffic using KY 1 between Greenup and Grayson or other destinations should reroute using US 23, KY 67 (Industrial Parkway), and I-64.

The KY 1 bridge will reopen to one-lane traffic after 5 p.m. Severe weather could postpone the work and road closure. Motorists should watch electronic message boards for updates.

The project, expected to be complete by early October, is being done by the Frederick and May Construction Company under a $927,412.60 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract through the Bridging Kentucky program. 

The Bridging Kentucky program is a commitment to improving 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.

For more information on Bridging Kentucky, please visit




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