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Early-Morning Traffic Stops Planned Saturday on US 23, Ironton Bridge at Russell

Aug 28, 2020

Ironton-Russell Bridge
Credit Brayman Construction

Motorists using US 23 through Russell can expect early-morning traffic stoppages on Saturday, Aug. 29, for utility work at the KY 244 viaduct replacement project in Greenup County.

This Saturday morning, from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m., flaggers will temporarily stop all traffic on US 23 and on the Ironton-Russell Bridge for up to 15 minutes at a time so contractors can safely relocate underground utility lines between the bridge and Kenwood Drive.

Motorists should expect significant delays, and plan travel accordingly. Detouring to alternate routes is suggested.

Inclement weather could change the date or timing of the traffic stoppages. Please watch message boards for traffic changes and announcements.

The $20.6 million Russell viaduct replacement project includes building a new KY 244 looping westward from US 23 to a new flyover bridge across US 23 and the railroad tracks on the river side to touch down where the old viaduct bridge connects to Bellefonte Street in downtown Russell.

Construction will continue through 2021.

(provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9)