Bridge restrictions announced

Monday, June 25, 2012

WICKLIFFE, Ky. - A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 51/US 60/US 62 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., during daylight hours this week.

This lane restriction is to allow daytime maintenance and electrical work on the bridge. Motorists can expect to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers from approximately 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Motorists should be alert for equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. Delays should be minimal, generally less than about 5 minutes.

Farmers who need to move oversize equipment across the bridge or truckers hauling wide loads should contact the KYTC Paducah office at 270-898-2431 during normal business hours to make special arrangements to travel through this work zone. The contractor will attempt to accommodate oversize loads in a timely manner.

The Wickliffe-Cairo Bridge carries US 51, US 60, and US 62 traffic across the Ohio River at US 51 Kentucky mile point 7.372.

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